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2005 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 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.

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 the survey year, that they currently smoke and had a routine check up in the past 12 months, 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 Table

1.36b Percent of current smokers age 18 and over who reported receiving advice to quit smoking, by State, 2001 and 2003.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

State Denominator

Adult current smokers, age 18 and over, with a physician visit in the past year.

State Numerator

Adult smokers who received advice to quit smoking.


The national table reports data from the MEPS Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the SAQ. Percents in the State table are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

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