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

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1543 53.9 1.3 51.3 56.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 573 53.0 2.0 49.0 57.1
Female 970 54.8 1.7 51.5 58.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 73 69.6 4.8 60.2 79.1
25-34 years 208 56.3 3.1 50.3 62.2
35-44 years 230 53.0 2.7 47.7 58.3
45-54 years 432 47.7 1.9 43.9 51.5
55-64 years 368 46.9 2.1 42.9 51.0
65+ years 232 45.7 2.5 40.8 50.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 80 64.3 5.5 53.5 75.2
Non-Hispanic 1461 53.1 1.4 50.5 55.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1291 52.4 1.4 49.6 55.2
Black Only 106 60.0 5.9 48.5 71.5
Other Race Only 98 62.5 5.3 52.0 72.9
More than One Race 43 65.1 7.2 51.0 79.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 183 54.8 3.8 47.4 62.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 536 50.6 2.3 46.2 55.1
Some College 524 58.6 2.2 54.2 62.9
College Graduate 299 51.9 2.8 46.4 57.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 225 56.1 4.0 48.2 63.9
$15,000 - $24,999 327 55.6 2.7 50.2 61.0
$25,000 - $34,999 183 53.9 3.6 46.8 61.0
$35,000 - $49,999 233 53.4 3.3 47.0 59.9
$50,000+ 428 50.1 2.4 45.4 54.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 867 52.3 1.7 49.0 55.6
Out of Work 136 55.5 4.3 47.0 64.0
Homemaker / Student 94 65.0 5.0 55.2 74.9
Retired 243 47.4 2.5 42.5 52.3
Unable to Work 200 60.1 3.5 53.2 66.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 283 50.4 3.2 44.1 56.7
1-19 Hours 55 68.7 6.0 56.9 80.4
20-39 Hours 188 55.6 4.0 47.7 63.4
40 + Hours 661 51.8 1.9 48.1 55.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 792 51.7 1.6 48.6 54.7
Divorced / Separated 416 55.3 2.5 50.3 60.2
Widowed 141 41.5 3.3 35.0 48.0
Never Married 187 61.7 3.9 54.1 69.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 568 58.3 2.3 53.9 62.7
Living without a Disability 965 52.2 1.6 49.1 55.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 55 51.3 5.5 40.5 62.2
Rural 197 58.9 3.8 51.4 66.4
Densely-settled Rural 242 50.8 3.3 44.3 57.2
Semi-urban 320 59.0 2.9 53.2 64.8
Urban 725 51.4 1.9 47.7 55.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 285 53.1 3.1 47.0 59.2
Insured 1256 54.1 1.4 51.2 56.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 178 58.8 3.6 51.7 65.9
No Diabetes 1365 53.5 1.4 50.8 56.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 564 52.4 2.2 48.2 56.7
No Hypertension 975 54.7 1.6 51.5 57.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 186 65.0 4.0 57.3 72.8
No Current Asthma 1339 52.4 1.4 49.6 55.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 552 56.7 2.1 52.7 60.8
No Arthritis 969 52.8 1.6 49.6 56.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 397 54.1 2.7 48.7 59.4
Excellent to Good 1145 54.0 1.5 51.0 56.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 344 61.4 2.9 55.7 67.1
<14 days mental health not good 1183 52.2 1.5 49.3 55.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 577 53.0 2.2 48.7 57.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 500 53.3 2.3 48.8 57.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 419 56.7 2.5 51.8 61.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1021 55.4 1.7 52.1 58.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 520 50.9 2.1 46.8 55.1
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 648 58.3 2.1 54.2 62.4
Insufficient 568 50.6 2.1 46.6 54.7
No Activity 244 49.7 3.2 43.3 56.0

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.