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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.37a
Percent of current smokers age 18 and over with a checkup who reported receiving advice to quit smoking, United States, 2000 and 2003
    2003 2000
    Total population (in thousands)g Percent smoker Percent smokers with checkuph Told to quit Total population (in thousands)g Percent smoker Percent smokers with checkuph Told to quit
Population group Percenti Standard error Percenti Standard error
Total 213,354 22.0 10.8 66.1 1.3 202,738 23.1 12.0 61.9 1.4
Racea White only 175,615 22.4 10.7 66.3 1.4 -- -- -- -- --
Black only 24,231 23.2 13.0 62.9 3.5 -- -- -- -- --
AI/AN only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU -- -- -- -- --
Asian only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU -- -- -- -- --
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU -- -- -- -- --
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU -- -- -- -- --
Ethnicityb Hispanic, all races 26,414 16.0 6.5 54.3 4.6 21,738 17.0 7.6 50.1 4.0
Non-Hispanic, all races 186,940 22.9 11.4 67.1 1.3 180,999 23.8 12.5 62.8 1.4
Non-Hispanic, White 150,375 23.5 11.4 67.4 1.5 150,153 24.0 12.6 63.7 1.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 23,696 23.1 13.1 62.5 3.5 23,466 23.6 13.2 58.1 3.5
Non-Hispanic, other 12,868 15.0 8.19 74.4 5.1 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 102,726 24.8 10.3 63.6 1.9 97,198 26.6 11.9 59.2 2.1
Female 110,628 19.4 11.3 68.2 1.7 105,540 19.9 12.1 64.4 1.8
Age 18-44 109,549 24.3 9.8 59.7 2.0 108,439 26.2 11.7 56.5 1.9
45-64 69,216 23.7 13.6 71.9 1.9 61,509 23.5 14.0 68.9 2.1
65 and over 34,588 11.2 8.4 71.5 3.1 32,791 12.2 9.3 65.4 3.5
Educationc Less than high school 41,881 30.6 13.7 68.6 2.0 40,860 32.6 15.9 61.7 2.4
High school graduate 68,865 27.5 13.4 64.6 2.2 66,421 27.5 13.8 63.8 2.2
At least some college 101,335 14.7 7.8 66.1 2.4 93,918 16.0 9.1 60.2 2.2
Employment statusd Employed 143,962 23.3 10.3 63.5 1.6 140,394 24.5 11.7 60.0 1.8
Not employed 34,803 27.4 15.1 70.8 2.3 29,534 28.6 16.7 66.3 3.5
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 133,738 20.5 10.5 67.2 1.8 132,072 21.6 11.4 61.6 1.7
Public only 15,861 35.9 22.0 71.8 2.7 13,122 42.1 25.6 70.6 3.7
Uninsured 29,166 34.3 9.0 46.3 3.5 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 20,660 10.0 7.7 77.2 4.4 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/poor 22,629 34.3 16.8 65.7 2.6 19,351 35.7 18.9 63.5 3.6
Near poor/low 37,149 26.4 11.5 62.9 2.7 33,104 27.2 14.0 54.6 3.1
Middle 65,642 22.5 10.9 65.2 2.3 65,142 24.3 12.0 62.3 2.2
High 87,933 16.7 8.9 68.8 2.3 85,141 17.8 9.7 65.1 2.4
Residence locationf Metropolitan-large 115,287 20.6 10.4 64.7 2.0 113,291 21.4 10.8 61.6 2.1
Metropolitan-small 63,129 22.3 10.6 66.9 2.3 53,724 25.0 13.7 61.7 2.4
Micropolitan 23,134 26.1 12.5 69.8 3.0 20,879 26.0 12.7 63.4 3.3
Noncore 11,804 26.2 12.2 67.4 4.3 14,844 25.6 14.0 63.2 4.2
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 185,679 20.7 9.7 63.1 1.5 177,944 22.2 10.9 59.2 1.6
Fair/poor 27,658 30.8 18.7 76.8 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 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/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

f See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measure 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.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

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

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