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Am J Health Behav. 2013 Mar;37(2):248-56. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.2.12.

Tobacco use, cessation, and home smoking rules in a Hispanic community.

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  • 1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, Atlanta, GA, USA. mohegarty@cdc.gov

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. GeoFrameā„¢ 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.

PMID:
23026106
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