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 1868 55.5 1.1 53.4 57.6
GENDER
Male 790 55.0 1.6 51.9 58.1
Female 1078 56.1 1.4 53.3 58.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 152 65.9 3.6 58.9 72.9
25-34 Years 308 60.4 2.5 55.6 65.2
35-44 Years 281 55.2 2.6 50.2 60.3
45-54 Years 450 51.3 2.0 47.5 55.2
55-64 Years 410 49.8 2.1 45.7 53.9
65+ Years 267 41.4 2.4 36.6 46.1
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 103 67.1 4.0 59.3 74.9
Non-Hispanic 1762 54.5 1.1 52.3 56.7
RACE
White Only 1570 53.8 1.2 51.5 56.0
Black or AA only 103 57.9 5.2 47.7 68.1
Other Race Only 133 67.5 3.7 60.3 74.7
More than one race 49 54.2 6.8 40.8 67.6
EDUCATION
Less than high school 215 53.2 3.0 47.3 59.1
High school graduate or G.E.D. 675 52.9 1.7 49.5 56.3
Some college 648 59.4 1.8 55.9 62.9
College graduate 326 56.3 2.6 51.2 61.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 302 57.1 2.9 51.5 62.7
$15,000 - $24,999 443 61.1 2.2 56.8 65.4
$25,000 - $34,999 255 57.4 2.8 51.8 63.0
$35,000 - $49,999 267 56.5 2.8 51.0 62.1
$50,000+ 394 50.7 2.2 46.5 55.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 984 57.4 1.4 54.6 60.2
Out of work 205 56.2 3.3 49.7 62.6
Homemaker or Student 133 52.9 3.9 45.2 60.5
Retired 273 42.5 2.5 37.7 47.4
Unable to work 270 56.2 3.0 50.4 62.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 348 46.0 2.5 41.2 50.9
1-19 hours 66 52.9 5.8 41.4 64.3
20-39 hours 237 59.9 3.0 54.1 65.7
40+ hours 706 56.6 1.7 53.3 59.9
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 856 53.3 1.5 50.4 56.2
Divorced or seperated 548 58.0 2.0 54.0 61.9
Widowed 156 45.2 3.7 38.0 52.4
Never married 302 59.1 2.6 54.0 64.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 717 56.7 1.8 53.2 60.2
Living without a disability 1095 54.9 1.4 52.2 57.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 109 59.9 4.6 51.0 68.9
Rural 208 62.4 3.1 56.4 68.5
Densely-settled Rural 355 56.7 2.5 51.8 61.6
Semi-urban 289 51.6 2.6 46.5 56.6
Urban 907 54.7 1.6 51.6 57.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1408 54.6 1.3 52.1 57.0
Uninsured 458 57.8 2.1 53.7 61.9
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 188 50.7 3.3 44.3 57.1
No diabetes 1678 55.9 1.1 53.6 58.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 259 63.4 3.1 57.3 69.5
No current asthma 1595 54.6 1.2 52.4 56.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 637 56.2 1.8 52.6 59.9
No arthritis 1213 54.9 1.3 52.3 57.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 515 57.7 2.1 53.6 61.8
Excellent, very good or good health 1351 55.0 1.3 52.5 57.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 398 58.2 2.4 53.5 62.8
<14 days mental health not good 1429 54.6 1.2 52.2 57.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 669 52.2 1.8 48.6 55.8
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 607 56.5 1.9 52.9 60.2
Obese (BMI>=30) 527 59.3 2.0 55.4 63.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1219 59.7 1.4 57.0 62.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 602 47.4 1.8 43.9 51.0
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 215 64.4 3.4 57.8 70.9
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 535 57.2 2.0 53.3 61.1
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 121 64.3 4.2 56.0 72.6
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 884 50.9 1.5 48.0 53.9
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 215 64.4 3.4 57.8 70.9
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 1540 54.1 1.2 51.8 56.4
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 242 52.2 2.8 46.7 57.6
Not served on active duty 1626 56.0 1.2 53.7 58.3

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.