Journal article

Socio-economic disadvantage at the area level poses few direct barriers to smoking cessation for Australian smokers: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Australian cohort survey

Timea R Partos, Ron Borland, Mohammad Siahpush

DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2012

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Area-level indicators of socio-economic variation are frequently included in models of individual health outcomes. Area disadvantage is linearly related to smoking prevalence, but its relation to cessation outcomes is less well understood. AIMS: To explore the relationship between area-level disadvantage and prospective data on smoking cessation. DESIGN AND METHODS: The Australian cohort of the International Tobacco Control Four-Country Survey (N = 3503) was used to prospectively examine the contribution of area-level socio-economic disadvantage to predicting three important smoking-cessation outcomes: making a quit attempt, achieving 1 month abstinence and achieving 6 month ab..

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