Successful Smoking Cessation and Duration of Abstinence—An Analysis of Socioeconomic Determinants

TitreSuccessful Smoking Cessation and Duration of Abstinence—An Analysis of Socioeconomic Determinants
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMarti, J
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume7
Issue7
Pagination2789 - 2799
Date Published06/2010
URLhttp://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/7/7/2789/
DOI10.3390/ijerph7072789
Abstract

Smoking does not affect every socioeconomic subgroup of the population equally, resulting in major inequalities in terms of smoking-related morbidity and mortality. While previous studies mainly focused on inequalities in smoking prevalence, we have analysed the socioeconomic dimensions that might be associated with two other smoking-related outcomes: the odds of successfully quitting and the duration of abstinence. Using nationally representative Swiss data, we found evidence of a socioeconomic gradient in successful cessation and abstinence duration with respect to education level and income for both men and women

Short TitleIJERPH
Citation Key / SERVAL ID8263

                         

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