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TU-4.1 Data Details

TU-4.1 Increase smoking cessation attempts by adult smokers

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
48.3 (2008)
Target
80.0
Target-Setting Method
Retention of Healthy People 2010 target
Numerator
Number of current cigarette smokers aged 18 years and over who quit smoking for 1 day or longer during the 12 months prior to the interview and former smokers abstinent less than 365 days
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who are current cigarette smokers or former smokers abstinent less than 365 days
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't Know

[If yes:] Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?

  1. Everyday
  2. Some days
  3. Not at all
  4. Refused
  5. Don't Know

[If everyday or some days:] During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for 1 day or longer BECAUSE YOU WERE TRYING TO QUIT SMOKING?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Refused
  4. Don't Know

[If not at all:] How long has it been since you quit smoking cigarettes?

  1. _______ days
  2. _______ weeks
  3. _______ months
  4. _______ years
  5. Refused
  6. Don't Know
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Adults are classified as current smokers if they report currently smoking cigarettes "everyday" or "some days".

The methodology counts both successful (currently abstinent less than one year) and failed cessation attempts in the last 12 months.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+