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 1006 57.0 1.5 54.1 59.9
GENDER
Female 600 59.8 2.0 56.0 63.6
Male 406 54.5 2.2 50.2 58.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 78 61.6 4.7 52.5 70.7
25-34 years 182 63.2 3.3 56.7 69.8
35-44 years 144 54.7 3.8 47.3 62.1
45-54 years 233 56.9 2.9 51.3 62.6
55-64 years 217 50.5 2.9 44.8 56.3
65+ years 152 44.8 3.3 38.4 51.2
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 974 56.8 1.5 53.9 59.8
Hispanic 31 60.1 8.3 43.9 76.3
RACE
White only 854 54.6 1.6 51.6 57.7
Black or African American only 73 77.1 6.2 65.0 89.2
Other race only 53 63.7 6.9 50.1 77.2
More than one race 24 67.5 9.6 48.8 86.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 109 50.4 4.3 42.0 58.9
High school graduate or G.E.D 347 56.1 2.4 51.4 60.8
Some college 353 61.9 2.4 57.1 66.7
College graduate 197 55.6 3.3 49.1 62.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 161 67.5 3.6 60.4 74.6
$15,000 to $24,999 236 57.1 3.2 50.7 63.5
$25,000 to $34,999 103 46.7 4.5 37.9 55.4
$35,000 to $49,999 144 60.3 3.8 53.0 67.7
$50,000 or more 269 55.6 2.8 50.2 61.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 538 57.4 2.0 53.5 61.3
Out of work 95 54.4 4.8 44.9 63.8
Homemaker/Student 81 63.3 5.2 53.1 73.5
Retired 151 47.9 3.5 41.0 54.8
Unable to work 140 59.9 4.1 51.9 67.9
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 196 52.6 3.5 45.8 59.4
1 to less than 20 hours 43 64.9 6.9 51.3 78.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 135 60.5 4.2 52.3 68.8
40 plus hours 371 56.2 2.4 51.6 60.8
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 485 56.0 2.0 52.0 60.0
Divorced/Separated 261 58.8 3.0 53.0 64.7
Widowed 86 46.2 4.9 36.6 55.8
Never married 171 59.5 3.5 52.7 66.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 642 56.8 1.8 53.2 60.4
Have a disability 362 57.8 2.6 52.8 62.8
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 38 46.9 6.7 33.7 60.1
Rural 110 54.3 4.6 45.4 63.3
Densely-settled rural 191 61.0 3.4 54.4 67.5
Semi-Urban 183 61.3 3.3 54.8 67.9
Urban 484 55.1 2.2 50.8 59.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 230 57.1 3.1 51.1 63.1
Insured 773 56.9 1.7 53.5 60.2
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 891 56.7 1.6 53.6 59.8
Have diabetes 114 62.3 4.3 53.8 70.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 857 55.2 1.6 52.1 58.4
Current Asthma 140 69.1 4.0 61.3 76.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 679 57.2 1.8 53.7 60.7
Have arthritis 319 55.9 2.6 50.8 60.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 776 55.3 1.7 52.0 58.6
14+ days mental health NOT good 215 64.7 3.2 58.4 71.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 360 57.2 2.5 52.4 62.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 326 55.1 2.6 50.1 60.1
Obese, BMI>=30 287 59.7 2.9 54.0 65.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 291 49.3 2.8 43.8 54.7
Participates in leisure time physical activity 714 60.2 1.7 56.8 63.6
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 891 57.7 1.6 54.6 60.9
Served on active duty 115 51.2 4.0 43.4 59.0

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.