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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.36a
Percent of current smokers age 18 and over with a checkup who reported receiving advice to quit smoking, United States, 2000 and 2002
    2002 2000
    Total population (in thousands)g Percent smoker Percent smokers with checkuph Told to quit Total population (in thousands)e Percent smoker Percent smokers with checkupf Told to quit
Population group Percenti Standard error Percentg Standard error
Total   211,389 22.1 11.4 63.5 1.1 202,738 23.1 12.0 61.9 1.4
Racea White 174,268 21.9 11.1 63.9 1.2 - - - - - - - - - -
Black 23,794 26.4 15.7 61.5 2.9 - - - - - - - - - -
American Indian/Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU - - - - - - - - - -
Asian DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU - - - - - - - - - -
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU - - - - - - - - - -
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU - - - - - - - - - -
Ethnicityb Hispanic, all races 25,849 17.8 7.5 48.7 3.5 21,738 17.0 7.6 50.1 4.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 185,541 22.7 11.9 64.8 1.1 180,999 23.8 12.5 62.8 1.4
Non-Hispanic, White 149,367 22.7 11.7 65.5 1.3 150,153 24.0 12.6 63.7 1.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,442 26.4 15.8 61.7 2.9 23,466 23.6 13.2 58.1 3.5
Non-Hispanic, other 12,731 16.5 8.35 63.8 5.6 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 101,486 24.9 11.0 61.9 1.7 97,198 26.6 11.9 59.2 2.1
Female 109,904 19.5 11.8 64.9 1.5 105,540 19.9 12.1 64.4 1.8
Age 18-44 109,805 24.6 10.6 57.1 1.7 108,439 26.2 11.7 56.5 1.9
45-64 67,411 23.6 14.2 69.2 1.5 61,509 23.5 14.0 68.9 2.1
65 and over 34,173 10.9 8.3 71.2 2.9 32,791 12.2 9.3 65.4 3.5
Educationc Less than high school 44,519 29.6 14.2 62.6 2.4 40,860 32.6 15.9 61.7 2.4
High school graduate 69,198 27.2 14.1 62.5 1.6 66,421 27.5 13.8 63.8 2.2
At least some college 96,344 15.1 8.2 65.0 1.8 93,918 16.0 9.1 60.2 2.2
Employment statusd Employed 142,664 23.4 11.1 61.0 1.3 140,394 24.5 11.7 60.0 1.8
Not employed 34,543 27.6 15.7 67.3 2.2 29,534 28.6 16.7 66.3 3.5
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 134,592 20.7 11.2 63.8 1.4 132,072 21.6 11.4 61.6 1.7
Public only 14,896 39.4 24.1 65.6 2.5 13,122 42.1 25.6 70.6 3.7
Uninsured 27,728 33.5 9.4 51.3 3.2 24,753 35.8 11.9 49.9 4.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Medicare and private 20,417 10.0 8.0 71.8 3.8 18,453 11.8 8.7 65.0 5.1
Medicare and other public DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Family incomee Negative or poor 22,136 35.7 17.5 57.9 2.5 19,351 35.7 18.9 63.5 3.6
Near poor/low income 36,048 27.2 13.4 62.6 2.3 33,104 27.2 14.0 54.6 3.1
Middle income 66,429 22.8 11.7 63.2 1.9 65,142 24.3 12.0 62.3 2.2
High income 86,776 16.1 8.9 67.3 2.1 85,141 17.8 9.7 65.1 2.4
Residence locationf Metropolitan-large 114,937 20.5 10.7 65.2 1.6 113,291 21.4 10.8 61.6 2.1
Metropolitan-small 61,731 23.1 11.4 61.4 2.1 53,724 25.0 13.7 61.7 2.4
Micropolitan 23,250 25.9 14.3 63.4 2.8 20,879 26.0 12.7 63.4 3.3
Noncore 11,471 26.0 12.5 59.8 5.7 14,844 25.6 14.0 63.2 4.2
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 183,616 20.8 10.0 60.9 1.3 177,944 22.2 10.9 59.2 1.6
Fair or poor 27,773 31.3 20.7 72.2 2.2 24,794 29.7 20.4 72.7 2.3

a Prior to 2002, racial categories were not directly comparable to those used for 2002 data. Thus, race data for 2000 are not shown.

b Beginning in 2002, individuals could report multiple races. For 2002 and later years, Non-Hispanic White and Black categories exclude multiple race individuals and are not directly comparable to data from previous years.

c "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.

d Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

e "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.

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

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

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

i Denominator includes adult smokers with checkup.

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

- -  Data not shown. See footnote a.

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

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