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Smoking behavior and desire to quit among low-income female caregivers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12931329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine smoking behavior and the desire to quit among low-income women. Two hundred and eight women caregivers were surveyed about their smoking status, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the home, and desire to quit smoking. Most of the smokers (74%) wanted to quit smoking. With a logistic regression model, the number of years smoked was the only significant predictor variable for the dependent variable of thoughts about quitting when age, years of smoking, number of children, marital status, number of smokers in the home, cigarettes smoked per day, and money spent per week on cigarettes were entered as independent variables. The fewer years smoked the more likely the women wanted to quit.
Authors:
Sharon L Sheahan; Teresa A Free; Mary K Rayens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied nursing research : ANR     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0897-1897     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-21     Completed Date:  2004-01-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901557     Medline TA:  Appl Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-63     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA. Sharon@uky.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Caregivers / economics*,  psychology*
Female
Health Behavior
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Kentucky
Pregnancy
Questionnaires
Smoking / economics,  psychology*
Smoking Cessation / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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