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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of smokers receiving advice to quit smoking.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 1 – 3c.

National Tables

1.33a Percent of current smokers age 18 and over who reported receiving advice to quit smoking, United States, 2000.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

Adults, age 18 and over, who reported in 2000 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?" Nonresponses and "Don’t Know" responses were excluded.

National Numerator

Subset of the denominator population who received advice to quit smoking.

State Tables

1.33b Smokers (age 18 and over) receiving advice to quit smoking, by state, 2001.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

State Denominator

Adult smokers, age 18 and over.

State Numerator

Adult smokers who received advice to quit smoking.


The national table reports data from the MEPS 2000 Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the SAQ.

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