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2001 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2001

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 29.6 15.7 19.1 33.0 24.6 30.8 36.3
Concern about my future health 24.3 44.3 27.0 24.7 31.1 20.3 17.5
Concern about the health of those around me 7.0 4.5 8.7 3.9 9.1 7.5 6.6
Cost of Cigarettes 3.5
2.5 4.2 5.9 3.1 2.4
Doctor advised me to quit 2.0

3.0 1.7 1.6 2.9
It isn't the thing to do anymore 6.5 4.4 3.7 4.6 7.5 9.6 6.3
Pregnancy 4.0 9.0 11.7 6.9 4.0 .5 1.2
Pressure from family and friends 6.7 4.5 15.6 5.0 4.3 6.3 7.0
Workplace smoking policy .3



1.5
Other, specify 16.1 17.7 11.7 14.8 11.8 18.7 19.9
Male Concern about my health at the time 30.3 5.6 17.7 39.7 22.4 32.1 36.9
Concern about my future health 23.7 55.6 17.7 21.3 32.5 20.1 18.6
Concern about the health of those around me 5.7
12.7 5.0 6.3 4.3 5.1
Cost of Cigarettes 4.6
5.1 5.0 9.4 4.3 .8
Doctor advised me to quit 2.2

3.8 1.6 2.6 2.5
It isn't the thing to do anymore 6.8 11.1 2.5 3.8 10.2 8.6 5.1
Pregnancy .8

2.5 1.6

Pressure from family and friends 7.6
25.3 2.5 4.7 6.0 9.3
Workplace smoking policy .3



1.7
Other, specify 18.0 27.8 19.0 16.3 11.4 20.3 21.6
Female Concern about my health at the time 28.8 22.2 20.3 25.8 27.8 28.8 35.6
Concern about my future health 25.0 37.0 35.8 28.4 29.2 20.6 16.1
Concern about the health of those around me 8.6 7.4 4.9 2.7 13.0 12.5 8.5
Cost of Cigarettes 2.2

3.3 .9 1.3 4.2
Doctor advised me to quit 1.8

2.2 1.9
3.4
It isn't the thing to do anymore 6.3
4.9 5.5 3.7 11.2 7.6
Pregnancy 7.8 14.8 22.8 11.5 7.4 1.3 2.5
Pressure from family and friends 5.5 7.4 6.5 7.6 3.7 6.9 4.2
Workplace smoking policy .2



1.3
Other, specify 13.8 11.1 4.9 13.1 12.5 16.2 17.8
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 583 22 58 101 129 123 150
Concern about my health at the time 177 4 11 36 32 39 55
Concern about my future health 133 8 18 23 38 22 24
Concern about the health of those around me 39 1 5 4 12 8 9
Cost of Cigarettes 22
1 4 7 5 5
Doctor advised me to quit 12

3 2 2 5
It isn't the thing to do anymore 38 1 3 5 9 11 9
Pregnancy 26 2 7 8 6 1 2
Pressure from family and friends 33 1 6 4 5 7 10
Workplace smoking policy 2



2
Don?t know/Not sure 8


2 5 1
Other, specify 93 5 7 14 16 21 30
Male Total 275 9 21 44 65 70 66
Concern about my health at the time 85 1 4 18 15 22 25
Concern about my future health 61 4 4 8 21 13 11
Concern about the health of those around me 14
2 2 4 3 3
Cost of Cigarettes 14
1 2 6 4 1
Doctor advised me to quit 7

2 1 2 2
It isn't the thing to do anymore 18 1 1 2 6 5 3
Pregnancy 2

1 1

Pressure from family and friends 16
4 1 2 3 6
Workplace smoking policy 1



1
Don?t know/Not sure 5


1 4
Other, specify 52 3 5 8 8 13 15
Female Total 308 13 37 57 64 53 84
Concern about my health at the time 92 3 7 18 17 17 30
Concern about my future health 72 4 14 15 17 9 13
Concern about the health of those around me 25 1 3 2 8 5 6
Cost of Cigarettes 8

2 1 1 4
Doctor advised me to quit 5

1 1
3
It isn't the thing to do anymore 20
2 3 3 6 6
Pregnancy 24 2 7 7 5 1 2
Pressure from family and friends 17 1 2 3 3 4 4
Workplace smoking policy 1



1
Don?t know/Not sure 3


1 1 1
Other, specify 41 2 2 6 8 8 15
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who have ever smoked 100 cigarettes in their lives and now do not smoke.