TU-4.1 Increase smoking cessation attempts by adult smokers

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 older 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 adults in the survey population aged 18 years and older who are current cigarette smokers and 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

[If yes:]

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all:]

  1. Everyday
  2. Some days
  3. Not at all

[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

[if not at all]

How long has it been since you quit smoking cigarettes?

________

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

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:

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