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2000 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2000

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Thinking of when you successfully quit smoking, please tell me the single most
important reason you had for quitting?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Concern about my health at the time 29.0 30.1 26.8 30.9 24.0 34.3 29.2
Concern about my future health 22.6 21.2 25.3 24.5 25.3 18.8 20.9
Concern about the health of those around me 7.0 13.6 9.0 6.9 5.2 8.9 5.8
Cost of Cigarettes 5.2 5.6 1.9 3.7 3.9 4.5 8.7
Doctor advised me to quit 1.7
.4 1.6 1.6 .3 3.5
It isn't the thing to do anymore 8.0 7.0 6.4 6.9 9.2 7.3 8.7
Laws restricting smoking .2


.4 .5
Pregnancy 4.0 14.1 8.6 4.9 4.9 1.8 1.1
Pressure from family and friends 4.0 4.2 7.5 2.2 4.4 3.8 3.7
Workplace smoking policy .5

.7 1.0
.5
Other, specify 17.8 4.2 14.2 17.8 20.3 19.9 18.0
Male Concern about my health at the time 30.1 26.3 28.7 32.2 18.8 39.0 32.8
Concern about my future health 23.2 26.3 28.2 22.4 26.4 16.2 23.8
Concern about the health of those around me 7.7 31.6 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.9 5.0
Cost of Cigarettes 5.2 5.3 2.0 2.8 5.3 3.8 8.1
Doctor advised me to quit 2.2

2.1 2.2
4.5
It isn't the thing to do anymore 7.9 10.5 5.0 6.6 14.2 7.9 4.5
Pregnancy .3




.9
Pressure from family and friends 4.0
7.9 2.8 4.9 5.1 2.3
Workplace smoking policy .8

1.4 1.8
.5
Other, specify 18.6
20.3 21.7 18.4 19.0 17.6
Female Concern about my health at the time 27.7 31.5 24.9 29.5 30.3 28.0 24.7
Concern about my future health 21.8 19.3 22.3 26.7 23.9 22.2 17.3
Concern about the health of those around me 6.2 7.2 10.0 5.6 1.7 8.9 6.7
Cost of Cigarettes 5.3 5.7 1.7 4.6 2.1 5.3 9.4
Doctor advised me to quit 1.2
.9 1.0 .8 .6 2.2
It isn't the thing to do anymore 8.1 5.7 7.9 7.2 2.9 6.5 13.9
Laws restricting smoking .4


.8 1.2
Pregnancy 8.3 19.1 17.5 10.0 10.9 4.2 1.3
Pressure from family and friends 4.0 5.7 7.0 1.5 3.8 2.1 5.4
Workplace smoking policy .1




.4
Other, specify 16.9 5.7 7.9 13.8 22.7 21.0 18.4
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who have ever smoked 100 cigarettes in their lives and now do not smoke.

Thinking of when you successfully quit smoking, please tell me the single most
important reason you had for quitting?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1,128 44 131 193 261 201 298
Concern about my health at the time 329 13 36 55 72 65 88
Concern about my future health 246 9 31 43 70 37 56
Concern about the health of those around me 74 5 11 14 10 17 17
Cost of Cigarettes 55 3 3 8 9 9 23
Doctor advised me to quit 17
1 2 3 1 10
It isn't the thing to do anymore 83 3 9 10 15 16 30
Laws restricting smoking 2


1 1
Pregnancy 55 8 13 13 12 6 3
Pressure from family and friends 42 1 8 4 11 7 11
Workplace smoking policy 5

1 2
2
Other, specify 201 2 18 36 52 38 55
Don?t know/Not sure 17
1 7 4 3 2
Refused 2



1 1
Male Total 500 9 57 80 124 93 137
Concern about my health at the time 147 3 17 22 28 33 44
Concern about my future health 116 2 16 18 34 14 32
Concern about the health of those around me 36 2 4 7 8 8 7
Cost of Cigarettes 24 1 1 2 6 4 10
Doctor advised me to quit 9

1 2
6
It isn't the thing to do anymore 34 1 3 5 10 8 7
Pregnancy 1




1
Pressure from family and friends 19
4 2 6 4 3
Workplace smoking policy 4

1 2
1
Other, specify 96
12 19 24 18 23
Don?t know/Not sure 12

3 4 3 2
Refused 2



1 1
Female Total 628 35 74 113 137 108 161
Concern about my health at the time 182 10 19 33 44 32 44
Concern about my future health 130 7 15 25 36 23 24
Concern about the health of those around me 38 3 7 7 2 9 10
Cost of Cigarettes 31 2 2 6 3 5 13
Doctor advised me to quit 8
1 1 1 1 4
It isn't the thing to do anymore 49 2 6 5 5 8 23
Laws restricting smoking 2


1 1
Pregnancy 54 8 13 13 12 6 2
Pressure from family and friends 23 1 4 2 5 3 8
Workplace smoking policy 1




1
Other, specify 105 2 6 17 28 20 32
Don?t know/Not sure 5
1 4


Denominator is:
All survey respondents who have ever smoked 100 cigarettes in their lives and now do not smoke.