Journal article

Predictors of wanting to quit in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers

Anna K Nicholson, Ron Borland, Maureen E Davey, Matthew Stevens, David P Thomas

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe factors that predict wanting to quit smoking in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: The Talking About The Smokes (TATS) project used a quota sampling design to recruit participants from communities served by 34 Aboriginal community-controlled health services and one community in the Torres Strait. Baseline survey data were collected from 1643 current smokers between April 2012 and October 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Wanting to quit smoking. RESULTS: More than two-thirds of smokers (70%) said they want to quit. Many factors were associated with wanting to quit, including past quitting activity. Interest in..

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