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1999 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1999

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 34.2 37.4 40.2 34.2 30.5 32.5 35.4
Concern about my future health 15.6 12.0 10.7 22.4 16.4 15.4 13.4
Concern for the health of those around me 5.1 6.0 5.7 7.2 4.2 5.4 4.1
Cost of cigarettes 4.4 4.2 3.7 2.3 3.1 4.5 6.7
Doctor advised me to quit 1.4


.6 3.7 2.0
It isn't the thing to do anymore 8.5 7.0 8.8 5.9 11.0 7.4 9.1
Pregnancy 4.2 11.8 10.2 3.5 5.2 2.7 1.1
Pressure from family and friends 3.8 2.3 4.6 3.4 4.8 4.4 3.1
Workplace smoking policy .5



1.1 1.1
Other, specify .6 .8 .8

1.2 .9
Other 21.7 18.3 15.2 21.0 24.2 21.6 23.1
Male Concern about my health at the time 32.3 37.5 35.3 31.6 32.5 29.7 32.3
Concern about my future health 16.5 13.3 13.4 24.9 15.1 16.7 13.8
Concern for the health of those around me 5.6 9.2 3.6 8.7 3.8 6.0 4.9
Cost of cigarettes 5.4 8.3 5.8 4.1 3.9 5.6 6.7
Doctor advised me to quit 1.7


.6 3.7 3.3
It isn't the thing to do anymore 9.5 10.0 13.4 4.6 13.2 8.4 9.0
Pregnancy .2
1.8


.3
Pressure from family and friends 3.9 3.3 1.8 4.1 4.6 4.2 3.6
Workplace smoking policy .7



.9 2.0
Other, specify .6 1.7 1.8

2.3
Other 23.5 16.7 23.2 21.9 26.2 22.5 24.1
Female Concern about my health at the time 36.6 37.3 43.9 37.5 27.1 35.7 39.2
Concern about my future health 14.5 10.7 8.7 19.2 18.5 13.9 13.0
Concern for the health of those around me 4.6 2.7 7.3 5.2 4.8 4.6 3.2
Cost of cigarettes 3.1
2.2
1.7 3.4 6.7
Doctor advised me to quit .9


.7 3.8 .4
It isn't the thing to do anymore 7.3 4.0 5.4 7.5 7.4 6.3 9.3
Pregnancy 9.1 24.0 16.5 8.0 13.7 5.9 2.1
Pressure from family and friends 3.8 1.3 6.8 2.5 5.0 4.6 2.5
Workplace smoking policy .2



1.3
Other, specify .6




2.1
Other 19.4 20.0 9.2 20.0 21.0 20.6 21.7
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 1,458 65 164 232 346 265 386
Concern about my health at the time 502 23 69 85 107 84 134
Concern about my future health 225 7 15 51 62 41 49
Concern for the health of those around me 74 4 10 15 15 15 15
Cost of cigarettes 63 2 5 6 10 14 26
Doctor advised me to quit 17


2 8 7
It isn't the thing to do anymore 126 3 14 14 36 20 39
Pregnancy 65 8 18 9 20 5 5
Pressure from family and friends 53 2 8 7 14 11 11
Workplace smoking policy 6



2 4
Other, specify 6 1 1

1 3
Don't know/Not sure 18 1
2 6 4 5
Other 302 14 24 43 74 59 88
Refused 1



1
Male Total 705 28 63 112 193 125 184
Concern about my health at the time 226 9 25 39 62 34 57
Concern about my future health 119 3 8 28 33 22 25
Concern for the health of those around me 36 3 2 8 7 8 8
Cost of cigarettes 37 2 3 6 6 8 12
Doctor advised me to quit 10


1 3 6
It isn't the thing to do anymore 70 2 8 5 25 11 19
Pregnancy 2
1


1
Pressure from family and friends 23 1 1 4 6 5 6
Workplace smoking policy 5



1 4
Other, specify 3 1 1

1
Don't know/Not sure 11 1
1 6 2 1
Other 162 6 14 21 47 29 45
Refused 1



1
Female Total 753 37 101 120 153 140 202
Concern about my health at the time 276 14 44 46 45 50 77
Concern about my future health 106 4 7 23 29 19 24
Concern for the health of those around me 38 1 8 7 8 7 7
Cost of cigarettes 26
2
4 6 14
Doctor advised me to quit 7


1 5 1
It isn't the thing to do anymore 56 1 6 9 11 9 20
Pregnancy 63 8 17 9 20 5 4
Pressure from family and friends 30 1 7 3 8 6 5
Workplace smoking policy 1



1
Other, specify 3




3
Don't know/Not sure 7

1
2 4
Other 140 8 10 22 27 30 43
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who have ever smoked 100 cigarettes in their lives and now do not smoke.