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J Korean Med Sci. 2010 Feb;25(2):245-50. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2010.25.2.245. Epub 2010 Jan 22.

Relationships between household smoking restrictions and intention to quit smoking among Korean American male smokers in California.

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Smoking Cessation Clinic, Center for Cancer Prevention and Detection, National Cancer Center & Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.

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  • J Korean Med Sci. 2010 Jun;25(6):984.

Abstract

This cross-sectional study examined the relationships between household smoking restrictions and intentions to quit smoking among Korean American male smokers in California. We used data from the California Korean American Tobacco Use Survey (CKATUS), which was conducted in 2004 using computer-assisted telephone interviewing. Among the 2,545 respondents who participated in the CKATUS, the 387 male smokers who answered a question assessing their intention to quit smoking were included in the final analyses. In univariable analyses, smokers who reported having household smoking restrictions were more likely to intend to quit smoking as compared with those who did not (P<0.01). Other independent correlates of having an intention to quit smoking were being less than 50 yr of age, having spent more than 50% of one's life in the US, being assimilated, and having other smokers in the household. In a multiple logistic regression analysis, the significant correlates of having an intention to quit smoking were household smoking restrictions (complete or partial restriction vs. no restriction on smoking; odds ratio, 2.54; 95% confidence interval, 1.22-5.28) and absence of other smokers in the household. In conclusion, smoking restrictions in the household are associated with an intention to quit smoking among Korean American male smokers in California.

KEYWORDS:

Family Characteristics; Intention; Korean Americans; Smoking

PMID:
20119578
PMCID:
PMC2811292
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2010.25.2.245
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