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Understanding Disparities in Subpopulations of Women Who Smoke

Understanding Disparities in Subpopulations of Women Who Smoke Tobacco use is the leading known cause of preventable death and disease among women. In this paper we use fundamental concepts and definitions from the general health-disparities literature to examine smoking behavior among subpopulations of women. We focus on three factors associated with disparities in smoking behavior among subgroups of women—race and/or ethnicity, educational status, and acculturation. We suggest that research on smoking behavior among subpopulations of women is beginning to reveal not only different smoking behavior but disparities among women in different subpopulations. We conclude that subpopulation-based understanding of gender differences and disparities in smoking is critical to improvement of research design, intervention objectives, and public health policy on smoking in women. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Addiction Reports Springer Journals

Understanding Disparities in Subpopulations of Women Who Smoke

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer International Publishing AG
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Neurology
eISSN
2196-2952
DOI
10.1007/s40429-013-0002-7
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Abstract

Tobacco use is the leading known cause of preventable death and disease among women. In this paper we use fundamental concepts and definitions from the general health-disparities literature to examine smoking behavior among subpopulations of women. We focus on three factors associated with disparities in smoking behavior among subgroups of women—race and/or ethnicity, educational status, and acculturation. We suggest that research on smoking behavior among subpopulations of women is beginning to reveal not only different smoking behavior but disparities among women in different subpopulations. We conclude that subpopulation-based understanding of gender differences and disparities in smoking is critical to improvement of research design, intervention objectives, and public health policy on smoking in women.

Journal

Current Addiction ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 21, 2013

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