Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Public Health. 2004 Feb;94(2):230-9.

Reducing social disparities in tobacco use: a social-contextual model for reducing tobacco use among blue-collar workers.

Author information

  • 1Center for Community-Based Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,and Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA. gloria_sorenson@dcfi.harvard.edu

Abstract

In the United States in 1997, the smoking prevalence among blue-collar workers was nearly double that among white-collar workers, underscoring the need for new approaches to reduce social disparities in tobacco use. These inequalities reflect larger structural forces that shape the social context of workers' lives. Drawing from a range of social and behavioral theories and lessons from social epidemiology, we articulate a social-contextual model for understanding ways in which socioeconomic position, particularly occupation, influences smoking patterns. We present applications of this model to worksite-based smoking cessation interventions among blue-collar workers and provide empirical support for this model. We also propose avenues for future research guided by this model.

PMID:
14759932
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1448233
Free PMC Article

Images from this publication.See all images (3)Free text

FIGURE 1—
FIGURE 2—
FIGURE 3—
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk