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 1790 55.1 1.1 53.0 57.2
GENDER
Male 845 54.3 1.5 51.3 57.2
Female 945 56.1 1.5 53.1 59.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 132 65.6 3.8 58.1 73.1
25-34 years 323 62.3 2.5 57.4 67.2
35-44 years 283 53.8 2.5 48.9 58.7
45-54 years 342 50.1 2.3 45.6 54.5
55-64 years 429 50.0 2.0 46.1 54.0
65+ years 281 47.5 2.4 42.7 52.3
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 139 71.4 3.7 64.2 78.5
Non-hispanic 1638 53.7 1.1 51.5 55.9
RACE
White only 1503 53.8 1.1 51.6 56.1
Black or African American only 119 60.1 4.9 50.5 69.7
Other race only 58 58.1 6.0 46.4 69.9
More than one race 68 70.9 4.9 61.3 80.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 197 52.2 3.2 46.0 58.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 659 55.5 1.7 52.3 58.8
Some college 620 56.3 1.8 52.8 59.8
College graduate 313 54.8 2.5 49.8 59.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 54.5 3.3 48.2 60.9
$15,000 to $24,999 378 54.8 2.3 50.3 59.3
$25,000 to $34,999 207 55.1 3.0 49.2 61.0
$35,000 to $49,999 236 51.6 2.8 46.1 57.1
$50,000 or more 467 54.4 2.1 50.4 58.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 943 54.0 1.4 51.2 56.8
Out of work 138 57.4 4.0 49.6 65.3
Homemaker/Student 141 63.1 3.7 55.7 70.4
Retired 268 47.0 2.5 42.1 51.9
Unable to work 293 61.0 2.8 55.6 66.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 345 53.1 2.4 48.5 57.7
1 to less than 20 hours 70 47.3 5.7 36.1 58.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 233 57.1 2.8 51.5 62.6
40 plus hours 657 53.2 1.7 49.9 56.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 834 53.8 1.5 50.9 56.7
Divorced/Seperated 463 55.4 2.1 51.2 59.6
Widowed 149 49.9 3.7 42.7 57.2
Never married 344 58.8 2.5 53.9 63.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 670 59.9 1.8 56.4 63.4
Not living with a disability 1109 53.2 1.3 50.6 55.8
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 96 48.7 4.4 40.2 57.3
Rural 174 48.8 3.1 42.7 55.0
Densely-settled rural 331 55.4 2.5 50.5 60.3
Semi-Urban 304 56.4 2.6 51.2 61.5
Urban 885 56.4 1.5 53.4 59.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1465 55.2 1.2 52.9 57.5
Uninsured 318 54.9 2.4 50.2 59.7
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 226 58.3 3.0 52.5 64.1
No diabetes 1562 54.8 1.1 52.6 57.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 222 61.9 3.0 55.9 67.8
No current asthma 1554 54.4 1.1 52.2 56.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 610 56.6 1.8 53.0 60.2
No 1168 54.6 1.3 52.1 57.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 360 58.8 2.4 54.1 63.4
<14 days mental health NOT good 1390 53.9 1.2 51.5 56.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 585 55.3 1.8 51.8 58.9
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 546 53.2 1.9 49.4 57.0
Obese, BMI>=30 572 56.5 1.9 52.8 60.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 1103 59.9 1.4 57.2 62.6
No 587 48.5 1.8 44.9 52.0
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 251 54.4 2.8 48.9 59.9
Did not serve on active duty 1538 55.3 1.2 53.0 57.5

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.