Associations of subjective social status with nondaily and daily smoking

Lorraine R. Reitzel, Taneisha S. Buchanan, Nga Nguyen, Jasjit S Ahluwalia

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Abstract

Objectives: To explore associations between subjective social status (SSS) and smoking level among 2274 adult current smokers. Methods: Associations were investigated using a covariate-adjusted proportional odds cumulative logit model. Moderation (via race/ethnicity or sex) and mediation (via depressive symptoms, social/emotional support, or life satisfaction) were explored in additional models. Results: Higher SSS was associated with greater likelihood of nondaily versus light daily or moderate/ heavy daily smoking (p = .017). Life satisfaction partially mediated the association of SSS and smoking level (p = .003). Conclusions: Higher SSS was associated with greater likelihood of nondaily relative to light daily or moderate to heavy smoking, potentially via greater life satisfaction. Additional studies are needed to confirm these findings. Copyright (c) PNG Publications. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-253
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Nondaily smoking
  • Smoking level
  • Subjective social status

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