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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Current smokers age 18 and over receiving advice to quit smoking.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 1-3c.


33 Adults smokers receiving advice to quit smoking, United States, 2002, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

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


Adults age 18 and older who reported in 2002 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?"


Subset of the denominator who indicated they had received advice to quit smoking.


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



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