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Am J Public Health. 1997 Jun;87(6):1031-4.

The effectiveness of a media-led intervention to reduce smoking among Vietnamese-American men.

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Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94104, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study evaluated an anti-tobacco campaign targeting Vietnamese men in San Francisco, Calif.

METHODS:

The intervention included Vietnamese-language media, health education materials, and activities targeting physicians, youth, and businesses. Evaluation involved pretest and posttest cross-sectional telephone surveys and multiple logistic regression analyses designed to identify variables associated with smoking and quitting.

RESULTS:

At posttest, the odds of being a smoker were significantly lower (odds ratio [OR] = 0.82, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.68, 0.99), and the odds of being a quitter were significantly higher (OR = 1.65, 95% CI = 1.27, 2.15), in San Francisco than in a comparison community.

CONCLUSIONS:

Despite modest success, further efforts are needed to reduce smoking among Vietnamese-American men.

PMID:
9224191
PMCID:
PMC1380945
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.87.6.1031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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