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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1998

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1998

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+
Bad Taste or Smell 3.2 2.0 2.8 2.4 2.5 4.3 3.6
Concern about my health habits 48.3 37.9 51.5 45.3 49.0 55.1 45.6
Concern for health of others 6.2 13.7 7.9 11.6 5.0 3.6 3.9
Cost of cigarettes 3.9 5.5 1.3 4.1 3.5 4.6 4.2
Did not like or enjoy it 8.3 11.0 6.0 7.3 9.7 7.4 9.1
Doctor advised me to quit 2.0
.7 .3 .2 2.1 5.1
It isn't the thing to do anymore 3.6 4.2 1.3 3.7 1.8 4.7 4.8
Pregnancy 4.4 15.6 12.8 7.6 4.0 .2 1.0
Pressure from family and friends 6.1 3.5 3.6 6.7 8.4 5.2 5.9
Religious reasons 2.5 4.3 .7 3.8 4.5 .9 1.7
Other (specify) 11.5 2.2 11.4 7.3 11.3 11.8 15.1
Male Bad Taste or Smell 4.5
3.8 4.2 4.0 5.3 5.4
Concern about my health habits 48.7 44.8 55.7 51.0 46.9 57.1 41.7
Concern for health of others 4.3 13.3 6.2 7.4 3.7 3.1 2.2
Cost of cigarettes 4.4 9.5 2.1 4.8 4.4 4.6 4.1
Did not like or enjoy it 8.8 19.0 6.9 6.2 10.7 7.6 8.8
Doctor advised me to quit 1.6
1.4 .5 .3 1.5 3.5
It isn't the thing to do anymore 4.6 3.8 1.4 4.8 2.9 5.2 6.6
Pregnancy .3
2.7 .5


Pressure from family and friends 5.6
3.4 5.3 7.8 3.1 6.9
Religious reasons 2.8 5.7 1.4 5.8 3.4
2.5
Other (specify) 14.4 3.8 15.1 9.4 15.9 12.4 18.3
Female Bad Taste or Smell 1.5 4.8 1.9 .7 .4 3.0 1.4
Concern about my health habits 48.0 28.6 47.3 39.9 52.1 52.5 50.6
Concern for health of others 8.5 14.3 9.5 15.5 6.9 4.2 6.0
Cost of cigarettes 3.3
.6 3.5 2.2 4.7 4.4
Did not like or enjoy it 7.7
5.1 8.3 8.3 7.0 9.4
Doctor advised me to quit 2.5



3.0 7.1
It isn't the thing to do anymore 2.3 4.8 1.3 2.6 .4 4.0 2.5
Pregnancy 9.3 36.9 22.9 14.3 9.6 .4 2.3
Pressure from family and friends 6.8 8.3 3.8 7.9 9.4 8.1 4.6
Religious reasons 2.2 2.4
1.9 6.1 2.1 .7
Other (specify) 7.9
7.6 5.4 4.7 11.0 11.0
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who have ever smoked 100 cigarettes in their life and now do not smoke
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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 1467 44 160 262 326 288 387
Bad Taste or Smell 44 1 5 6 8 10 14
Concern about my health habits 712 15 79 123 165 151 179
Concern for health of others 85 6 13 23 16 12 15
Cost of cigarettes 54 2 3 9 12 13 15
Did not like or enjoy it 118 3 10 19 29 21 36
Doctor advised me to quit 26
1 1 1 6 17
It isn't the thing to do anymore 55 2 2 10 6 15 20
Pregnancy 72 8 20 24 14 1 5
Pressure from family and friends 87 3 6 16 26 17 19
Religious reasons 35 3 1 9 12 3 7
Don't know/not sure 15
3 2 2 3 5
Other (specify) 163 1 17 20 35 35 55
Refused 1



1
Male Total 703 21 73 103 169 147 190
Bad Taste or Smell 30
3 4 7 6 10
Concern about my health habits 348 9 39 55 83 82 80
Concern for health of others 29 3 4 7 5 6 4
Cost of cigarettes 28 2 2 3 8 7 6
Did not like or enjoy it 59 3 5 6 17 10 18
Doctor advised me to quit 12
1 1 1 2 7
It isn't the thing to do anymore 33 1 1 5 5 8 13
Pregnancy 3
2 1


Pressure from family and friends 35
3 4 13 4 11
Religious reasons 17 2 1 5 4
5
Don't know/not sure 7
1
2 2 2
Other (specify) 101 1 11 12 24 19 34
Refused 1



1
Female Total 764 23 87 159 157 141 197
Bad Taste or Smell 14 1 2 2 1 4 4
Concern about my health habits 364 6 40 68 82 69 99
Concern for health of others 56 3 9 16 11 6 11
Cost of cigarettes 26
1 6 4 6 9
Did not like or enjoy it 59
5 13 12 11 18
Doctor advised me to quit 14



4 10
It isn't the thing to do anymore 22 1 1 5 1 7 7
Pregnancy 69 8 18 23 14 1 5
Pressure from family and friends 52 3 3 12 13 13 8
Religious reasons 18 1
4 8 3 2
Don't know/not sure 8
2 2
1 3
Other (specify) 62
6 8 11 16 21
Denominator is:
All survey respondents who have ever smoked 100 cigarettes in their life and now do not smoke