Subjective Social Status Predicts Smoking Abstinence Among Light Smokers
Abstract:Objectives: To determine if community subjective social status (SSS) predicted smoking abstinence through 26 weeks postrandomization among 755 African American light smokers of low SES (socioeconomic status). Methods: Participants were enrolled in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial, which examined the efficacy of nicotine gum and counseling for smoking cessation. Results: Results indicated that SSS predicted smoking abstinence over time [P=.046; odds ratio (OR) =1.075 (1.001-1.155)] after adjusting for covariates. Conclusions: Further research is needed to understand the effects of community SSS on smoking cessation among heavy smokers and other ethnic groups.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org 2: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA 3: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA 4: Program in Health Disparities Research, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA 5: Program in Health Disparities Research, Director, Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations and Co-Director, Office of Community Engagement for Health, CTSI and Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA 6: Center for Health Equity, Director, Office of Interprofessional Career Development, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Publication date: September 1, 2012
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