Subjective social status predicts smoking abstinence among light smokers

Guy Lucien Whembolua, Julia T. Davis, Lorraine R. Reitzel, Hongfei Guo, Janet L. Thomas, Kate R. Goldade, Kola S. Okuyemi, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine if community subjective social status (SSS) predicted smoking abstinence through 26 weeks postrandomization among 755 African American light smokers of low SES (socioeconomic status). Methods: Participants were enrolled in a double-blind, placebocontrolled, randomized clinical trial, which examined the efficacy of nicotine gum and counseling for smoking cessation. Results: Results indicated that SSS predicted smoking abstinence over time [P=.046; odds ratio (OR) =1.075 (1.001-1.155)] after adjusting for covariates. Conclusions: Further research is needed to understand the effects of community SSS on smoking cessation among heavy smokers and other ethnic groups. Copyright (c) PNG Publications All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-646
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • African American
  • Community subjective social status
  • Smoking
  • Smoking cessation

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