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Adult smokers in Colombia: who isn't giving it up?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18006241     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Without ongoing surveillance systems to assess tobacco product demand and exposure levels, many low and middle income countries monitor smoking via periodic cross-sectional surveys. In this article, we seek to update estimates for the prevalence of adult smoking in Colombia and contribute additional information useful for tobacco control initiatives. Data are from the 2003 Colombian National Study of Mental Health (NSMH). A national probability sample of 4426 adults (age 18-65) was assessed via a computer-assisted interview. An estimated 49% of the adult population had smoked at least once in their lifetimes; one in three adults (31%) had smoked regularly. Nearly half of regular smokers had been able to quit (44%; 95% CI=40-48). Several personal and smoking-related characteristics were associated with failing to quit: being a younger age, employed as compared to being a homemaker, and a history of daily use. Quitters and non-quitters were equivalent with respect to sex, educational status, and age of smoking onset. In conclusion, our findings describe the characteristics of regular smokers in Colombia and identify subgroups of non-quitters that may help guide tobacco control activities.
Carla L Storr; Hui Cheng; Jose Posada-Villa; Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola; James C Anthony
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Addictive behaviors     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0306-4603     ISO Abbreviation:  Addict Behav     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-07     Completed Date:  2008-08-07     Revised Date:  2014-09-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603486     Medline TA:  Addict Behav     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Advertising as Topic / methods
Attitude to Health*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Middle Aged
Public Health* / economics
Smoking / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Smoking Cessation* / methods
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
K05 DA015799/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K05 DA015799-06/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; K05DA015799/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA016558/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA016558/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA016558-05/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 MH070884/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH070884-03/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01-MH069864/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01-TW006481/TW/FIC NIH HHS; R01DA016558/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01MH070884/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R13-MH066849/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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