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Table 3
Attempting to Quit and Being Counseled to Quit Smoking:
Demographic Factors


  TRIED TO QUIT1 ADVISED BY PHYSICIAN TO QUIT2
ALL SMOKERS3 SMOKERS WITH A
PHYSICIAN VISIT4
(PERCENT) (PERCENT) (PERCENT)
All Smokers5
51
33
48
   Gender
      Female
52
40
50
      Male
51
27*
45*
   Age
      18-30
59
25
38
      31-45
49*
31*
46*
      46-64
46*
41*
54*
      >=65
52*
48*
60*
   Health Status
      Poor
57
57
67
      Fair
52
44*
58*
      Good
50*
36*
50*
      Very Good
52*
29*
43*
      Excellent
52
22*
37*
Race
      White
49
35
49
      African American
57*
31*
43*
      Hispanic
60*
23*
43
      Other
54*
28*
45

1 Percent of smokers in each category who tried to quit smoking during the 12 months prior to the survey. Includes people who successfully quit during the 12 months prior to the survey.
2 Percent of smokers in each category who received physician counseling to quit smoking during the 12 months prior to the survey.
3 Persons without a physician visit were assumed not to have been counseled by a physician to stop smoking.
4 Includes all smokers who had a physician visit during the 12 months prior to the survey.
5 Includes all persons who smoked during the 12 months prior to the survey, including recent quitters.
* Compared to the first group within each category, difference is significant at p <= 0.05.

 

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