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 1129 58.6 1.3 56.0 61.1
GENDER
Male 516 57.1 1.9 53.4 60.7
Female 613 60.2 1.8 56.6 63.8
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 108 67.5 4.1 59.5 75.4
25-34 years 203 65.0 3.1 59.0 71.0
35-44 years 161 58.8 3.3 52.2 65.3
45-54 years 230 59.2 2.8 53.7 64.7
55-64 years 249 50.3 2.5 45.3 55.2
65+ years 178 45.2 2.8 39.6 50.8
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 62 62.2 5.5 51.5 73.0
Non-Hispanic 1063 58.4 1.4 55.7 61.0
RACE
White only 942 57.6 1.4 54.8 60.4
Black or African American only 80 66.6 5.4 55.9 77.2
Other race only 41 64.1 6.3 51.7 76.4
More than one race 45 57.4 6.9 44.0 70.9
EDUCATION
Less than high school 129 62.6 3.7 55.4 69.9
High school graduate or G.E.D 429 56.4 2.1 52.3 60.4
Some college 387 59.1 2.2 54.8 63.4
College graduate 184 57.5 3.1 51.5 63.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 190 62.6 3.3 56.2 69.0
$15,000 to $24,999 255 59.1 2.9 53.5 64.8
$25,000 to $34,999 140 57.8 3.6 50.8 64.9
$35,000 to $49,999 136 57.6 3.5 50.8 64.4
$50,000 or more 270 58.4 2.6 53.4 63.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 620 58.1 1.7 54.7 61.5
Out of work 88 65.8 4.7 56.6 75.0
Homemaker/Student 85 67.2 4.5 58.4 76.0
Retired 162 46.1 2.9 40.4 51.9
Unable to work 171 60.3 3.5 53.4 67.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 211 55.3 3.0 49.5 61.2
1 to less than 20 hours 44 59.2 6.8 46.0 72.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 132 55.1 3.7 47.9 62.3
40 hours to less than 60 hours 440 58.7 2.1 54.7 62.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 518 57.7 1.9 54.1 61.3
Divorced/Seperated 285 56.2 2.6 51.0 61.3
Widowed 87 48.9 4.3 40.5 57.4
Never married 236 64.9 2.9 59.1 70.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 404 60.4 2.2 56.0 64.8
Living without a disability 722 58.0 1.6 54.8 61.1
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 61 59.1 6.1 47.0 71.1
Rural 127 62.6 3.9 55.0 70.1
Densely-settled rural 196 56.7 3.0 50.8 62.7
Semi-Urban 173 55.4 3.3 48.9 61.9
Urban 572 59.4 1.8 55.7 63.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 889 58.5 1.5 55.6 61.4
Uninsured 236 59.0 2.8 53.5 64.5
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 131 57.2 3.8 49.6 64.7
No diabetes 996 58.8 1.4 56.0 61.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 159 68.4 3.6 61.3 75.4
No current asthma 959 57.2 1.4 54.5 60.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 397 59.3 2.2 55.0 63.6
No arthritis 726 58.2 1.6 55.0 61.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 209 61.2 3.2 55.0 67.4
<14 days mental health NOT good 903 58.3 1.5 55.4 61.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 404 59.3 2.3 54.8 63.7
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 378 57.7 2.2 53.5 62.0
Obese, BMI>=30 303 59.8 2.5 54.8 64.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 775 62.3 1.6 59.3 65.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 352 51.4 2.4 46.8 56.0
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 142 55.1 3.4 48.4 61.8
Did not serve on active duty 987 59.1 1.4 56.3 61.9

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.