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Public Health Rep. 1988 Jul-Aug; 103(4): 387–393.
PMCID: PMC1478103

Ethnic differences in smoking patterns: findings from NHIS.

Abstract

This research endeavors to broaden our knowledge of smokers' characteristics within ethnic groups. Special attention is given to Mexican Americans, a group that until recently has received scant attention in comparative research on smoking. In general, we find that ethnic differences in smoking vary across several dimensions. Many Mexican American females never smoke. If they do, they begin smoking late, smoke few cigarettes per day, and are likely to quit. Although many anglo (non-Hispanic white) males and females have tried smoking, a much higher proportion of males have quit. Blacks generally display rates intermediate to Mexican Americans and anglos, with relatively low rates of cigarette consumption. Discussed in this report are potential mortality effects, possible intervention strategies, and possible directions for future research.

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