About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 56.9 percent of adult current cigarette smokers and former cigarette smokers aged 18 years and over who quit in the past 12 months reported receiving advice from a medical doctor, dentist, or other health professional to quit smoking or to quit using other kinds of tobacco in 2015 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 66.6 percent

Numerator
Number of adult smokers and recent former smokers aged 18 years and over reported receiving advice from a medical doctor, dentist, or other health professional to quit smoking or to quit using other kinds of tobacco, among current cigarette smokers and former cigarette smokers who quit in the past 12 months.
Denominator
Number of adult current smokers and former cigarette smokers aged 18 years and over who quit in the past 12 months. Limited to current and former cigarette smokers who had seen a doctor or other health professional in the past year.
Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.20.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because of an increased emphasis in recent years on the important role that health care providers can play in helping patients who smoke quit. This may contribute to an increasing trend throughout the decade, which would not have been captured by looking at preexisting trends in this measure. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.2. This method was used because of the availability of evidence-based interventions that support a more ambitious yet achievable target. The most available data suggested that the increase in the prevalence of adult smokers' receipt of advice to quit from a health professional may be accelerating.