Skip to main content

Tobacco Use, Cessation, and Home Smoking Rules in a Hispanic Community

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Objective: To determine prevalence of smoking, quit ratios, and home smoking rules among Hispanics residing in colonias in El Paso, Texas. Methods: Face-to-face interviews with 1485 Hispanic adults. GeoFrame™ field enumeration methods were used to develop a sampling frame from households in randomly selected colonias. Results: The overall percent of current cigarette smoking was 14.6% (95% CI 12.4 to 16.8); Over 55% of smokers reported a serious quit attempt. Participants overwhelmingly reported that smoking was not allowed in their homes. Conclusions: Prevalence estimates for current smoking and restriction in the home were similar to those reported for recent national surveys.

Keywords: CESSATION; COLONIAS; HISPANICS; HOME SMOKING RULES; SMOKING

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.37.2.12

Affiliations: 1: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, Atlanta, GA, USA. mohegarty@cdc.gov 2: Research Triangle Institute International, Atlanta GA, USA 3: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication date: 2013-03-01

More about this publication?
  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Review Board
  • Reprints and Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more