Journal article

Prospective predictors of quitting behaviours among adult smokers in six cities in China: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) China Survey

Lin Li, Guoze Feng, Yuan Jiang, Hua-Hie Yong, Ron Borland, Geoffrey T Fong

Addiction | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

AIMS: To examine predictors of quitting behaviours among adult smokers in China, in light of existing knowledge from previous research in four western countries and two southeast Asian countries. DESIGN: Face-to-face interviews were carried out with smokers in 2006 using the International Tobacco Control (ITC) China Survey, with follow-up about 16 months later. A stratified multi-stage cluster sampling design was employed. SETTING: Beijing and five other cities in China. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 4732 smokers were first surveyed in 2006. Of these, 3863 were re-contacted in 2007, with a retention rate of 81.6%. MEASUREMENTS: Baseline measures of socio-demographics, dependence and interest in q..

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Awarded by US National Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Cancer Research UK


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Funding Acknowledgements

The research reported in this paper was supported by grants P50 CA111236 and R01 CA100362 (Roswell Park Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center) from the US National Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (045734), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (57897 and 79551), National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (265903 and 450110), Cancer Research UK (C312/A3726) and Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The funding sources had no role in the study design, in collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the report, or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.The authors would like to thank other members of the ITC China team for their support. Supported by a Rockefeller Foundation grant, the lead author (Dr Lin Li) presented some of the results and received valuable feedback at the 11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Washington DC in August 2010. We are grateful to the anonymous reviewers and editors who provided useful suggestions on an earlier draft of this paper.