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Am J Health Behav. 2006 Jul-Aug;30(4):400-12.

Factors associated with quitting smoking at a tobacco dependence treatment clinic.

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Tobacco Dependence Program (TDP), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) School of Public Health (SPH), New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA. jonathan.foulds@umdnj.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify factors associated with successful quitting at a free tobacco treatment clinic.

METHODS:

A cohort study of the first 1021 patients who made a quit attempt. Baseline and treatment variables were recorded, and logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with abstinence at 4-week and 6-month follow-up.

RESULTS:

Three hundred twenty (31.3%) patients reported tobacco abstinence at 6 months. Several markers of low socioeconomic status and high nicotine dependence were predictive of poorer smoking cessation outcomes. Compliance with evidence-based treatment was associated with improved treatment outcome, as was older age and having more than 2 children.

CONCLUSIONS:

Efforts should be made to enhance treatment compliance among smokers with indicators of high nicotine dependence and low socioeconomic status.

PMID:
16787130
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2006.30.4.400
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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