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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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In the Report
Director's Message
Report Highlights
Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
Summary Tables
Prevention
Smoking
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Secondhand Smoke
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
Treatment
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Prevention
Early Detection
Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Cancer
End of Life


Summary Table: Prevention – Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


 
Doctor advice to
quit smoking
1992–2007
Dentist advice to quit smoking
1992–2007
Medicaid coverage of tobacco dependence treatments
1990–2007
Measure Percentage of current smokers aged 18 years and older who were advised by a doctor in the past year to quit smoking (both sexes). Percentage of current smokers aged 18 years and older who were advised by a dentist in the past year to quit smoking (both sexes). Number of states that report providing coverage under Medicaid for any evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment (medication or counseling) either to their entire Medicaid population or to pregnant women only.
Recent summary trend*
Rising
2001/2002–2006/2007
Rising
2001/2002–2006/2007
Rising
2003–2006
Desired direction
Rising 
Rising 
Rising 
Trend details
Rising



Rising



Non-significant change, then rising, then
non-significant change

Most recent estimate In 2006–2007, 65.1 percent of smokers aged 18 years and older who had seen a doctor during the past 12 months reported being advised by a doctor to quit smoking. In 2006–2007, 33.6 percent of smokers aged 18 years and older who had seen a dentist during the past 12 months reported being advised by a dentist to quit smoking. In 2007, 44 states and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) provided Medicaid coverage for at least one tobacco-dependence treatment for at least some segment of their Medicaid-eligible population.
Healthy People 2010 target Increase to 85 percent the proportion of doctors and other clinicians who counsel their at-risk patients about tobacco use cessation. Increase to 85 percent the proportion of dentists and other clinicians who counsel their at-risk patients about tobacco use cessation. Medicaid programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., will include coverage of evidence-based treatment for nicotine dependency.
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* Summary trend (generally 5 most recent years) as characterized by the Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC).

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