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 2063 56.5 1.0 54.5 58.4
GENDER
Female 1160 59.2 1.4 56.6 61.9
Male 903 54.2 1.4 51.4 57.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 174 71.4 3.2 65.2 77.6
25-34 years 381 60.9 2.2 56.5 65.2
35-44 years 323 55.4 2.3 50.8 60.0
45-54 years 431 52.4 2.1 48.3 56.6
55-64 years 430 48.7 2.0 44.8 52.5
65+ years 324 47.1 2.3 42.7 51.6
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 1935 55.9 1.0 53.9 57.9
Hispanic 122 64.3 4.0 56.4 72.2
RACE
White only 1703 54.5 1.1 52.5 56.6
Black or African American only 156 67.6 4.1 59.7 75.6
Other race only 131 66.0 4.3 57.6 74.4
More than one race 61 51.6 5.5 40.8 62.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 254 56.7 2.7 51.3 62.0
High school graduate or G.E.D 742 56.0 1.6 52.8 59.2
Some college 712 56.8 1.7 53.5 60.1
College graduate 355 56.6 2.3 52.1 61.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 364 61.9 2.4 57.2 66.7
$15,000 to $24,999 473 58.2 2.1 54.1 62.3
$25,000 to $34,999 222 53.0 2.9 47.4 58.7
$35,000 to $49,999 268 49.6 2.7 44.3 54.9
$50,000 or more 489 54.2 2.0 50.4 58.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1072 54.9 1.3 52.3 57.6
Out of work 217 59.6 3.0 53.7 65.5
Homemaker/Student 158 70.6 3.5 63.8 77.5
Retired 278 44.2 2.4 39.5 48.9
Unable to work 330 61.7 2.6 56.6 66.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 373 54.4 2.4 49.7 59.1
1 to less than 20 hours 88 63.9 5.0 54.0 73.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 253 59.6 2.7 54.3 64.9
40 plus hours 752 53.2 1.6 50.1 56.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 940 55.5 1.4 52.8 58.3
Divorced/Separated 584 54.3 1.9 50.5 58.0
Widowed 147 47.5 3.5 40.6 54.5
Never married 384 62.4 2.3 57.9 66.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 1298 55.3 1.2 52.9 57.8
Living with a disability 749 59.0 1.7 55.7 62.2
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 117 66.0 3.9 58.2 73.7
Rural 216 56.3 3.0 50.3 62.2
Densely-settled rural 336 51.3 2.4 46.7 55.9
Semi-Urban 381 57.3 2.3 52.9 61.8
Urban 1013 57.0 1.4 54.2 59.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 496 58.0 2.0 54.1 61.8
Insured 1563 55.9 1.1 53.6 58.1
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1838 56.3 1.0 54.2 58.3
Have diabetes 222 58.1 3.1 52.1 64.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1772 55.7 1.1 53.6 57.7
Current asthma 274 62.9 3.1 56.9 68.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 1356 56.9 1.2 54.6 59.3
Yes 690 54.9 1.7 51.6 58.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1593 55.0 1.1 52.8 57.2
14+ days mental health NOT good 439 62.5 2.2 58.2 66.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 721 53.1 1.7 49.8 56.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 652 56.7 1.8 53.3 60.1
Obese, BMI>=30 589 58.8 1.8 55.2 62.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 627 48.4 1.7 45.0 51.7
Yes 1336 61.1 1.3 58.6 63.5
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1808 57.7 1.1 55.6 59.8
Served on active duty 255 48.4 2.7 43.1 53.6

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.