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Am J Public Health. 2007 Aug;97(8):1464-9. Epub 2007 Jun 28.

Use of tobacco cessation treatments among young adult smokers: 2005 National Health Interview Survey.

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Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60608, USA. suecurry@uic.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

We compared use of smoking cessation treatments and factors associated with treatment use among young adult smokers and other adult smokers.

METHODS:

We used data from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey core and cancer control supplement. The sample consisted of 6511 current smokers, of whom 759 were aged 18-24 years. Our analyses were weighted to account for differential sampling probabilities and nonresponse rates. We compared continuous measures using the t test; logistic regression was used to obtain odds ratios and confidence intervals. Multiple logistic regression was used to identify correlates of treatment use.

RESULTS:

Behavioral treatment use was infrequent among all smokers (4%-5%). Young adult smokers were less likely than other smokers to use pharmacotherapy (18% vs 32%). Correlates of pharmacotherapy use for young adult smokers were receiving advice from a health care provider, heavier smoking, and higher educational attainment. Compared with other smokers, young adult smokers were less likely to have received advice to quit from a health care provider (49% vs 60%).

CONCLUSIONS:

Evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments are underused by young adult smokers.

PMID:
17600243
PMCID:
PMC1931476
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2006.103788
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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