Demographic and socioeconomic differences in beliefs about the health effects of smoking.

@article{Brownson1992DemographicAS,
  title={Demographic and socioeconomic differences in beliefs about the health effects of smoking.},
  author={Ross C. Brownson and Jeannette Jackson-Thompson and Joan Wilkerson and Joseph R Davis and Neil W Owens and El Edwin B. Fisher},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1992},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={99-103}
}
To assess sociodemographic differences in beliefs about the health effects of cigarette smoking and passive smoke exposure, we recently surveyed 2092 adults in St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. The percentages of respondents who knew that smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease were 76.7, 74.1, and 67.2, respectively. After multivariate adjustment, knowledge about smoking's health effects was generally lower among women, older respondents, those of lower education level, and… CONTINUE READING

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