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Table 1.41a
Percent of current smokers age 18 and over with a checkup who reported receiving advice to quit smoking in the past 12 months, United States, 2002 and 2004
Population group 2004 2002
Total population (in thousands)e Percent smoker Percent smokers with checkupf Told to quit Total population (in thousands)e Percent smoker Percent smokers with checkupf Told to quit
Percentg Standard error Percentg Standard error
Total   215,999 21.2 10.5 63.7 1.2 211,389 22.1 11.4 63.5 1.1
Race White, single race 176,363 21.2 10.3 63.8 1.5 174,268 21.9 11.1 63.9 1.2
Black, single race 24,931 23.9 13.7 63.5 3.0 23,794 26.4 15.7 61.5 2.9
AI/AN, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Asian, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 27,378 15.9 6.0 55.2 3.7 25,849 17.8 7.5 48.7 3.5
Non-Hispanic, all races 188,622 22.0 11.1 64.4 1.3 185,541 22.7 11.9 64.8 1.1
Non-Hispanic, White 150,409 22.2 11.1 64.8 1.5 149,367 22.7 11.7 65.5 1.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 24,207 23.7 13.5 62.5 3.1 23,442 26.4 15.8 61.7 2.9
Non-Hispanic, other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU 12,731 16.5 8.35 63.8 5.6
Gender Male 103,946 24.3 10.2 60.5 2.0 101,486 24.9 11.0 61.9 1.7
Female 112,053 18.3 10.7 66.6 1.6 109,904 19.5 11.8 64.9 1.5
Age 18-44 109,629 23.9 9.5 58.5 2.0 109,805 24.6 10.6 57.1 1.7
45-64 71,233 22.3 13.1 68.5 1.7 67,411 23.6 14.2 69.2 1.5
65 and over 35,137 10.3 7.9 67.9 3.3 34,173 10.9 8.3 71.2 2.9
Educationa Less than high school 40,215 30.0 13.5 64.7 2.7 44,519 29.6 14.2 62.6 2.4
High school graduate 69,784 26.2 12.7 63.4 2.0 69,198 27.2 14.1 62.5 1.6
At least some college 104,709 14.5 7.9 63.6 2.2 96,344 15.1 8.2 65.0 1.8
Employment statusb Employed 145,008 22.7 10.2 61.7 1.7 142,664 23.4 11.1 61.0 1.3
Not employed 35,809 25.8 14.1 67.5 2.7 34,543 27.6 15.7 67.3 2.2
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 134,590 19.4 10.0 65.0 1.7 134,592 20.7 11.2 63.8 1.4
Public only 16,485 37.1 21.9 68.5 2.9 14,896 39.4 24.1 65.6 2.5
Uninsured 29,787 33.2 9.0 45.8 4.2 27,728 33.5 9.4 51.3 3.2
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Medicare and private 20,890 9.4 7.5 65.8 4.3 20,417 10.0 8.0 71.8 3.8
Medicare and other public DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Family incomec Negative/poor 23,527 35.2 16.3 62.5 2.9 22,136 35.7 17.5 57.9 2.5
Near poor/low 37,172 25.1 11.3 65.1 2.7 36,048 27.2 13.4 62.6 2.3
Middle 68,157 22.4 10.8 60.8 2.4 66,429 22.8 11.7 63.2 1.9
High 87,144 14.9 8.3 66.6 2.3 86,776 16.1 8.9 67.3 2.1
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 116,818 19.3 9.8 64.1 1.7 114,937 20.5 10.7 65.2 1.6
Metropolitan-small 61,870 22.0 10.9 64.7 2.4 61,731 23.1 11.4 61.4 2.1
Micropolitan 24,112 25.3 11.9 63.5 3.0 23,250 25.9 14.3 63.4 2.8
Noncore 13,200 26.5 11.3 57.4 5.4 11,471 26.0 12.5 59.8 5.7
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 186,777 19.9 9.3 60.4 1.5 183,616 20.8 10.0 60.9 1.3
Fair/poor 29,182 29.8 18.3 74.9 2.2 27,773 31.3 20.7 72.2 2.2

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.

b Employment status for persons ages 18-64 only.

c 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.

d For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

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

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

g Denominator includes adult smokers with checkup.

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

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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