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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Counseling on Risk Factors

Current smokers age 18 and over receiving advice to quit smoking

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 1 - 3c.

Tables

26 Percent of current smokers age 18 and over receiving advice to quit smoking, United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Denominator

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?"

Numerator

Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) who indicated they had received advice to quit smoking.

Comments

Nonresponses and "Don't know" responses to the question were excluded from the analysis.

 

 

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