Percentage of Adults Who Stopped Smoking for One Day or Longer
Because They Were Trying to Quit Smoking

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 726 53.9 1.8 50.3 57.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 269 50.1 2.9 44.5 55.7
Female 457 58.5 2.2 54.2 62.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 30 62.2 7.8 46.9 77.4
25-34 years 116 62.1 3.9 54.5 69.8
35-44 years 128 51.2 3.5 44.3 58.2
45-54 years 195 48.1 2.8 42.6 53.6
55-64 years 154 50.3 3.2 44.0 56.5
65+ years 103 43.4 3.6 36.4 50.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 36 64.1 8.6 47.3 80.9
Non-Hispanic 688 53.2 1.9 49.6 56.9
RACE . . . . .
White Only 615 51.5 1.9 47.7 55.3
Black Only 46 80.1 5.8 68.8 91.4
Other Race Only 47 60.8 7.8 45.6 76.1
More than One Race 15 56.2 12.4 31.8 80.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 69 42.7 5.5 31.9 53.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 262 55.4 3.0 49.5 61.3
Some College 266 59.3 3.1 53.3 65.3
College Graduate 129 47.7 4.1 39.7 55.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 99 55.5 5.8 44.2 66.8
$15,000 - $24,999 152 62.6 4.0 54.8 70.4
$25,000 - $34,999 91 55.1 4.8 45.6 64.6
$35,000 - $49,999 121 55.1 4.3 46.7 63.4
$50,000+ 208 49.6 3.0 43.6 55.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 446 52.9 2.3 48.4 57.4
Out of Work 35 56.5 8.8 39.2 73.8
Homemaker / Student 65 72.0 4.9 62.4 81.6
Retired 99 44.2 3.8 36.7 51.6
Unable to Work 80 52.0 4.9 42.5 61.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 128 52.3 3.6 45.2 59.5
1-19 Hours 30 49.4 9.3 31.1 67.6
20-39 Hours 107 69.3 4.9 59.8 78.9
40 + Hours 336 50.4 2.5 45.5 55.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 387 53.8 2.1 49.6 57.9
Divorced / Separated 192 48.1 3.3 41.6 54.6
Widowed 66 58.3 5.0 48.4 68.2
Never Married 80 58.5 5.9 46.9 70.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 271 56.1 2.8 50.5 61.6
Living without a Disability 454 53.2 2.3 48.6 57.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 30 46.8 7.9 31.4 62.3
Rural 95 52.8 5.3 42.3 63.3
Densely-settled Rural 117 56.9 4.3 48.3 65.4
Semi-urban 141 48.6 4.1 40.7 56.6
Urban 339 55.7 2.7 50.4 61.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 145 60.6 4.2 52.4 68.8
Insured 580 51.6 2.0 47.6 55.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 67 52.6 5.4 42.0 63.2
No Diabetes 658 54.1 1.9 50.3 57.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 90 63.0 5.5 52.1 73.8
No Current Asthma 628 52.6 2.0 48.8 56.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 196 56.8 3.6 49.7 63.9
Excellent to Good 529 53.2 2.1 49.1 57.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 122 54.6 4.9 44.9 64.2
<14 days mental health not good 590 53.8 2.0 49.9 57.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 267 58.2 3.1 52.2 64.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 240 49.4 3.0 43.5 55.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 192 52.5 3.6 45.3 59.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 469 56.5 2.4 51.8 61.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 257 49.3 2.9 43.6 54.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 125 54.5 4.3 46.1 62.9
No Hypertension 220 50.9 3.1 44.7 57.0
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 131 52.9 4.1 44.8 60.9
Insufficient 147 55.8 4.0 47.8 63.7
No Activity 52 41.5 6.0 29.6 53.3

Numerator: Current smokers who stopped smoking for one day or longer
because they were trying to quit smoking
Denominator: Among current smokers, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults who stopped smoking for one day or longer because they were trying to quit smoking among categories of Hypertension Status and Recommended Level of Physical Activity is based on responses from all respondents on Questionnaire Split A, excluding unknowns and refusals.