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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2001

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
When was the last time a health care professional advised you to quit smoking?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Within the past year (1-12 months) 64.0 74.0 56.4 54.8 68.1 65.7 76.4
Within the past 3 years (1-3 years) 19.2 11.9 24.5 26.1 16.0 19.2 8.6
3 or more years ago 16.8 14.1 19.1 19.1 15.9 15.1 15.0
Male Within the past year (1-12 months) 58.4 66.7 46.3 42.0 68.4 67.4 75.0
Within the past 3 years (1-3 years) 21.4 15.4 29.3 31.9 14.0 19.6 6.2
3 or more years ago 20.2 17.9 24.4 26.1 17.5 13.0 18.7
Female Within the past year (1-12 months) 69.3 82.5 66.7 65.7 67.8 64.2 77.8
Within the past 3 years (1-3 years) 17.2 7.8 19.7 21.2 17.5 18.9 11.1
3 or more years ago 13.5 9.7 13.7 13.1 14.6 17.0 11.1
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who currently smoke cigarettes and have ever been advised to quit smoking the last time they visited a health care professional.

When was the last time a health care professional advised you to quit smoking?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 368 45 62 94 82 60 25
Within the past year (1-12 months) 231 30 35 54 54 41 17
Within the past 3 years (1-3 years) 76 7 17 23 14 12 3
3 or more years ago 56 6 10 14 14 7 5
Don't know/Not sure 5 2
3


Male Total 163 24 23 45 34 25 12
Within the past year (1-12 months) 91 14 11 20 21 17 8
Within the past 3 years (1-3 years) 36 4 7 14 5 5 1
3 or more years ago 32 4 5 9 8 3 3
Don't know/Not sure 4 2
2


Female Total 205 21 39 49 48 35 13
Within the past year (1-12 months) 140 16 24 34 33 24 9
Within the past 3 years (1-3 years) 40 3 10 9 9 7 2
3 or more years ago 24 2 5 5 6 4 2
Don't know/Not sure 1

1


Denominator is:
All survey respondents who currently smoke cigarettes and have ever been advised to quit smoking the last time they visited a health care professional.