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Smoking rate trends in U.S. occupational groups: the 1987 to 2004 National Health Interview Survey.
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PMID:  17215716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: It is unknown if the gap in smoking rates observed between United States blue- and white-collar workers over the past four decades has continued into the new millennium. METHODS: The National Health Interview Survey is a nationally representative survey of the US civilian population. Smoking and current occupational status were assessed over survey periods 1987 to 1994 and 1997 to 2004 (n= 298,042). RESULTS: There were significant annual reductions in smoking rates for all adult US workers in both survey periods. Several blue-collar groups had greater annual smoking rate reductions in the most recent survey period relative to the earlier survey period. However, the majority of blue-collar worker groups had pooled 1997 to 2004 smoking rates in excess of the 24.5% smoking prevalence noted for all workers. CONCLUSION: Development of effective smoking prevention strategies specifically targeting blue-collar groups is warranted.
David J Lee; Lora E Fleming; Kristopher L Arheart; William G LeBlanc; Alberto J Caban; Katherine Chung-Bridges; Sharon L Christ; Kathryn E McCollister; Terry Pitman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1076-2752     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Employment / statistics & numerical data*
Health Surveys
Smoking / epidemiology,  trends*
Smoking Cessation / statistics & numerical data*
United States / epidemiology
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