Heterogeneity in the smoking behavior of African American women.

  title={Heterogeneity in the smoking behavior of African American women.},
  author={Gary R. King and Anthony P Polednak and Pebbles Fagan and Tamika D. Gilreath and Ellen Humphrey and Anita F Fernander and Robert L Bendel and Farzad Noubary},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  volume={30 3},
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between sociodemographic variables and smoking behavior patterns of African American women. METHODS Six years of data (N=14,903) from the National Health Interview Surveys were analyzed using multiple logistic regression. RESULTS African American women in the South were more likely to never smoke and to start smoking later than women in the Northeast. Positive smoking outcomes (never smoking, initiating smoking at later ages, and quitting) were associated… CONTINUE READING