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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.35a: Percent of current smokers age 18 and over with a checkup who reported receiving advice to quit smoking, United States, 2000 and 2001

  2001 2000
        Told to Stop       Told to Stop
Population group Total population (in thousands)e Percent smoker Percent smokers with checkupf Percentg Standard error Total population (in thousands)e Percent smoker Percent smokers with checkupf Percentg Standard error
                     
Total 208,272.0 23.1 11.6 60.9 1.2 202,738.0 23.1 12.0 61.9 1.4
                     
Race                    
    White 174,920.0 23.1 11.3 61.9 1.3 170,084.0 23.2 12.0 62.7 1.5
    Black 23,881.0 24.5 14.8 56.9 3.5 24,518.0 23.4 13.0 58.5 3.4
    Asian or Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
    American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                     
Race/ethnicity                    
    Hispanic 24,431.0 16.8 7.1 57.1 3.4 21,738.0 17.0 7.6 50.1 4.0
    Non-Hispanic 183,841.0 23.9 12.2 61.2 1.3 180,999.0 23.8 12.5 62.8 1.4
      White 151,641.0 24.1 11.9 62.3 1.4 150,153.0 24.0 12.6 63.7 1.5
      Black 23,305.0 24.6 14.9 57.1 3.5 23,466.0 23.6 13.2 58.1 3.5
      Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                     
Gender                    
    Male 99,824.0 26.8 11.5 56.1 1.7 97,198.0 26.6 11.9 59.2 2.1
    Female 108,448.0 19.6 11.7 65.3 1.5 105,540.0 19.9 12.1 64.4 1.8
                     
Age                    
    18-44 109,467.0 26.2 10.9 56.4 1.8 108,439.0 26.2 11.7 56.5 1.9
    45-64 64,978.0 23.4 14.1 65.4 2.0 61,509.0 23.5 14.0 68.9 2.1
    65 and over 33,827.0 11.7 8.9 65.7 3.3 32,791.0 12.2 9.3 65.4 3.5
                     
Educationa                    
    Less than high school 42,842.0 30.9 14.5 59.7 2.0 40,860.0 32.6 15.9 61.7 2.4
    High school graduate 69,077.0 27.8 13.6 59.5 2.1 66,421.0 27.5 13.8 63.8 2.2
    At least some college 95,076.0 16.2 8.9 63.1 2.0 93,918.0 16.0 9.1 60.2 2.2
                     
Employment statusb                    
    Employed 142,602.0 24.6 11.3 59.5 1.4 140,394.0 24.5 11.7 60.0 1.8
    Not employed 31,762.0 27.7 15.8 62.6 2.5 29,534.0 28.6 16.7 66.3 3.5
                     
Insurance                    
    Age 18-64                    
      Any private 135,308.0 21.5 11.2 60.2 1.6 132,072.0 21.6 11.4 61.6 1.7
      Public only 13,189.0 43.1 24.9 70.0 2.9 13,122.0 42.1 25.6 70.6 3.7
      Uninsured 25,947.0 35.6 10.4 48.7 3.7 24,753.0 35.8 11.9 49.9 4.1
    Age 65 and over                    
      Medicare only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
      Medicare and private 19,461.0 10.8 8.3 60.1 5.0 18,453.0 11.8 8.7 65.0 5.1
      Medicare and other public DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
    No insurance/private only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
                     
Family incomec                    
    Negative or poor 20,753.0 34.3 16.0 65.0 2.8 19,351.0 35.7 18.9 63.5 3.6
    Near poor/low income 35,506.0 26.8 13.0 58.1 2.7 33,104.0 27.2 14.0 54.6 3.1
    Middle income 65,619.0 25.3 12.5 58.2 2.2 65,142.0 24.3 12.0 62.3 2.2
    High income 86,394.0 17.2 9.3 63.5 2.2 85,141.0 17.8 9.7 65.1 2.4
                     
Residence locationd                    
    Metropolitan-large 114,742.0 20.9 10.7 62.2 1.8 113,291.0 21.4 10.8 61.6 2.1
    Metropolitan-small 59,021.0 24.9 12.4 59.2 2.2 53,724.0 25.0 13.7 61.7 2.4
    Micropolitan 22,037.0 27.1 13.9 57.5 2.6 20,879.0 26.0 12.7 63.4 3.3
    Noncore 12,472.0 26.8 11.8 65.9 5.2 14,844.0 25.6 14.0 63.2 4.2
                     
Perceived health status                    
    Excellent, very good or good 181,543.0 22.0 10.5 57.8 1.4 177,944.0 22.2 10.9 59.2 1.6
    Fair or poor 26,729.0 30.3 19.4 73.2 2.2 24,794.0 29.7 20.4 72.7 2.3
                     

a"Less than high school" refers to fewer than 12 years of education; "high school graduate", 12 years of education; and "at least some college", more than 12 years of education. Number of persons does not add to overall total because data on this variable were not available for some sample persons.

b Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

c "Negative or poor" refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; "near poor/low income", over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; "middle income", 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and "high income", 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

d See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

eTotal adult population, age 18 and over. Numbers may not add to Total due to missing or rounding.

fDenominator is total adult population, excluding missing values. Numerator is current smokers with checkup within the year.

gDenominator includes adult smokers with checkup.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

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