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 703 56.8 2.0 53.0 60.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 259 52.4 3.1 46.3 58.5
Female 444 61.7 2.3 57.2 66.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years . . . . .
25-34 years 86 60.8 4.7 51.6 70.0
35-44 years 99 51.3 4.3 43.0 59.7
45-54 years 181 52.0 3.2 45.8 58.2
55-64 years 195 56.9 3.1 50.8 63.0
65+ years 110 47.0 3.6 39.9 54.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic . . . . .
Non-Hispanic 681 56.7 2.0 52.7 60.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 574 55.6 2.2 51.4 59.8
Black Only 62 72.8 6.2 60.7 85.0
Other Race Only 35 59.7 8.0 44.1 75.4
More than One Race . . . . .
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 74 51.4 6.1 39.4 63.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 284 62.9 3.1 56.9 69.0
Some College 220 52.3 3.4 45.6 58.9
College Graduate 125 54.7 4.4 46.1 63.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 110 58.4 5.9 46.8 70.0
$15,000 - $24,999 131 59.9 4.5 51.1 68.8
$25,000 - $34,999 83 64.1 5.3 53.7 74.6
$35,000 - $49,999 114 56.0 5.1 46.1 66.0
$50,000+ 192 55.8 3.5 49.0 62.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 368 56.0 2.7 50.8 61.2
Out of Work 64 62.3 6.3 50.0 74.5
Homemaker / Student 48 53.4 7.0 39.6 67.2
Retired 111 49.5 3.9 41.9 57.2
Unable to Work 110 67.0 4.8 57.5 76.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 127 51.0 4.2 42.8 59.3
1-19 Hours 32 57.4 10.2 37.3 77.4
20-39 Hours 91 56.6 5.7 45.4 67.8
40 + Hours 270 57.2 3.0 51.3 63.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 363 55.3 2.4 50.6 60.0
Divorced / Separated 184 56.2 4.1 48.2 64.3
Widowed 58 49.6 5.8 38.3 60.9
Never Married 96 63.0 5.7 51.9 74.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 27 43.4 8.3 27.0 59.7
Rural 108 63.5 4.9 53.8 73.1
Densely-settled Rural 96 54.1 5.4 43.4 64.7
Semi-urban 109 55.1 4.8 45.7 64.4
Urban 363 57.6 2.8 52.1 63.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 306 64.7 3.2 58.5 71.0
Living without a Disability 396 53.2 2.5 48.3 58.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 141 61.9 4.2 53.6 70.2
Insured 558 54.8 2.2 50.5 59.1
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 84 63.6 5.6 52.7 74.5
No Diabetes 618 56.1 2.1 52.0 60.2
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 103 73.4 4.9 63.9 82.9
No Current Asthma 591 54.3 2.1 50.1 58.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 211 59.2 3.9 51.6 66.8
Excellent to Good 491 56.2 2.3 51.7 60.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 147 62.8 4.6 53.9 71.8
<14 days mental health not good 548 55.8 2.2 51.5 60.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 277 60.9 3.1 54.8 66.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 193 50.2 3.5 43.4 57.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 211 58.6 3.8 51.1 66.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 450 59.1 2.5 54.2 63.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 249 51.6 3.1 45.5 57.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 98 55.3 4.3 47.0 63.7
No Arthritis 217 52.3 3.3 45.8 58.7

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 Arthritis Status is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.