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Health Professional Advice to Quit Smoking

Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, 2001-02 and 2003
Percent Estimates of current everyday and some days smokers advised to quit smoking, 18 years and older
State 2001-02 2003
Doctor Advice to Quit Dentist Advice to Quit Health Professional Advice to Quit
Percent Sample Population Percent Sample Population Percent Sample Population
Total US 61.4 28105 30613484 32.7 19672 21654772 59.6 24055 26953648
Alabama 60.7 478 517410 25.6 282 309267 54.3 403 466836
Alaska 63.1 408 72528 31.1 287 51084 56.2 405 76099
Arizona 63.3 326 483764 31.1 239 356934 57.1 284 439478
Arkansas 54.8 371 333999 27.2 205 193647 54.1 378 337921
California 56.8 1180 2626796 32.6 910 2038326 56.9 1010 2153536
Colorado 59.4 497 415151 38.8 380 316409 58.5 448 402279
Connecticut 64.4 434 341764 34.7 333 258159 65.7 360 305615
Delaware 62.1 332 82524 30.6 231 56997 59.9 316 75834
District of Columbia 61.5 298 57705 42.8 251 47908 56.6 245 53858
Florida 60.3 1071 1572754 36.5 691 1026272 61.6 873 1349988
Georgia 59.2 350 811606 32.5 230 565582 62.2 276 689711
Hawaii 74.3 312 130292 42.3 230 97179 67.2 200 91882
Idaho 60.6 360 137023 26.7 267 105244 53.0 366 140309
Illinois 62.7 958 1367345 34.4 717 1020365 63.5 726 1115365
Indiana 62.9 682 793596 29.0 459 534197 63.7 547 666605
Iowa 60.5 548 341962 29.5 392 242398 56.2 446 293994
Kansas 55.4 576 340085 30.8 392 235719 55.9 534 305021
Kentucky 62.7 515 614302 29.4 309 376786 57.4 469 568874
Louisiana 58.3 273 462638 35.3 150 262514 56.8 239 389851
Maine 72.3 570 164441 33.4 361 106350 68.2 542 163746
Maryland 64.7 412 534384 36.6 311 406004 61.6 345 455149
Massachusetts 68.1 413 556764 40.1 319 435149 62.3 426 575399
Michigan 68.7 889 1331011 34.0 663 976422 61.2 807 1215211
Minnesota 64.3 583 567995 32.7 449 432146 67.6 520 553823
Mississippi 62.3 295 327051 33.3 172 187680 51.6 237 267672
Missouri 59.8 575 782722 29.5 383 523922 56.7 512 746537
Montana 56.6 336 102548 31.8 182 55102 55.9 334 99435
Nebraska 53.4 497 196868 23.7 383 151667 56.3 484 211270
Nevada 55.9 501 199849 25.9 345 142050 56.3 406 159257
New Hampshire 68.3 575 167940 35.3 401 115706 65.9 435 127443
New Jersey 64.9 636 894764 33.8 519 736563 57.7 471 711007
New Mexico 65.3 272 172115 38.0 194 122248 53.2 255 164834
New York 63.7 1244 2024477 34.3 913 1500157 64.2 980 1769127
North Carolina 62.6 668 1030313 30.7 465 727470 60.6 583 931203
North Dakota 59.8 492 76694 21.5 326 51167 59.0 402 66621
Ohio 60.4 1067 1519887 29.3 749 1093865 59.9 850 1313013
Oklahoma 58.7 502 436195 32.5 286 252515 48.7 401 363995
Oregon 63.1 434 365870 30.6 330 284018 63.0 398 339363
Pennsylvania 62.1 1065 1514763 32.5 795 1141094 63.0 921 1320988
Rhode Island 71.3 490 117777 36.1 354 86382 69.7 463 120974
South Carolina 60.0 381 476906 30.8 262 332540 55.2 345 480369
South Dakota 61.8 467 78819 30.2 342 57101 51.7 420 77373
Tennessee 65.7 427 796063 32.6 264 501531 53.6 335 699799
Texas 53.3 975 1976749 29.9 595 1217262 51.6 847 1766719
Utah 63.6 228 130883 35.8 187 108103 62.6 205 126116
Vermont 70.3 532 88574 36.4 353 58648 64.6 454 76699
Virginia 58.7 474 846518 34.2 326 583302 62.1 310 612976
Washington 63.2 533 647257 34.4 387 479599 64.0 464 642152
West Virginia 67.8 527 255770 33.2 281 141287 66.4 437 212033
Wisconsin 65.7 656 672354 34.0 506 511245 64.8 584 610277
Wyoming 60.1 420 55921 34.6 314 41494 58.5 357 50014

Advice in the past 12 months by doctor, dentist, nurse, or other health professional to quit among current everyday and some-days cigarette smokers who have seen a health professional in the past 12 months.

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014