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Counseling on Risk Factors
Current smokers age 18 and over receiving advice to quit smoking
Healthy People 2010, measure 1 - 3c.
26 Percent of current smokers age 18 and over receiving advice to quit smoking, United States, 2001, by
- Family income
Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) who reported in 2001 that they currently smoke and had a routine check-up and answered the question: "In the past 12 months did a doctor advise you to stop smoking?"
Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) who indicated they had received advice to quit smoking.
Nonresponses and "Don't know" responses to the question were excluded from the analysis.