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Table 4
Attempting to Quit and Being Counseled to Quit Smoking:
Characteristics of Health Care


 
TRIED TO QUIT1
ADVISED BY PHYSICIAN TO QUIT2
ALL SMOKERS3
SMOKERS WITH A
PHYSICIAN VISIT4
(PERCENT) (PERCENT) (PERCENT)
All Smokers5
51
33
48
Insurance Status6
   Uninsured
51
19
39
   Insured
52
37*
49*
Usual Source of Care7
   Has Neither a Usual
   Source Nor Provider
   of Care
48
13
35
   Has Usual Source of
   Care, but No Usual
   Provider
53*
27*
44*
   Has Usual Source
   and Provider of Care
52*
40*
50*
Had at Least One Physician Visit
   Yes
54
48
48
   No
 
 
 
Number of Physician Visits8
   0 Visits
47
0#
0#
   1 Visit
49
37
37
   2-3 Visits
53#
43#
43#
   >=4 Visits
56#
57#
57#
Advised By Physician to Quit9
   No
53
0
0
   Yes
54
100
100

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.
6 Insured persons are those with private insurance, military insurance, Medicaid or other public insurance, Medicare, or any combination of these at the time of the survey. All others are considered to be uninsured.
7 Persons having a usual source of care are those indicating that they have a place that they usually go to when they are sick or need advice about their health. Persons having a usual provider are those indicating that they usually see the same provider during each health care visit.
8 Number of physician visits during the 12 months prior to the survey.
9 Received physician counseling to quit smoking during the 12 months prior to the survey.
* Compared to the first group within each category, difference is significant at p<=0.05.
# Compared to "1 visit", difference is significant at p<=0.05.

 

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