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Health-Care Provider Screening for Tobacco Smoking and Advice to Quit—17 Countries, 2008–2011

November 22, 2013 / Vol. 62 / No. 46


MMWR Highlights

Cigarette Smoking Prevalence and Health Care Provider Screening

  • Smoking prevalence in the 17 GATS countries ranged from 14.0% in India to 39.1% in Russia.
  • The percentage of current and former smokers in the 17 GATS countries who visited a health care provider ranged from 21.6% in Egypt to 62.3% in Poland.
  • The percentage of current and former smokers asked by their health care provider if they smoked ranged from 34.9% in Vietnam to 82.1% in Romania.
  • The percentage of current and former smokers in the 17 GATS countries who were advised to quit by their health care provider ranged from 17.3% in Mexico to 67.3% in Romania.

 
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