About the National Data
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Baseline: 48.1 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 2020
Target: 58.1 percent
Percentage point improvement
Current cigarette smokers: ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes and still smoke everyday or some days.
Former cigarette smokers who quit in the past 12 months: ever smoked 100 cigarettes; currently smoke not at all, and last smoked less than or equal to 365 days ago.
Current and former cigarette smokers who had seen a medical professional in the past 12 months received advice to quit smoking or quit using other kinds of tobacco if they responded "yes" to the question, "has a medical doctor, dentist, or other health professional ADVISED you to quit smoking, or to quit using other kinds of tobacco?" and answered "medical doctor", "nurse", "dentist", "dental hygienist", or "other health professional".
This indicator uses age-adjustment groups: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+.
In 2022, due to the 2019 NHIS redesign, the baseline was revised from 56.9% in 2018 to 48.1% in 2020.
The target was revised from 66.6% to 58.1% using the original target setting method.
1. Effect size h=0.2 was chosen to correspond with 20% improvement from a baseline of 50%.