Smoking, social support, and hassles in an urban African-American community.

@article{Romano1991SmokingSS,
  title={Smoking, social support, and hassles in an urban African-American community.},
  author={Patrick S. Romano and Joan R. Bloom and S Leonard Syme},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1991},
  volume={81 11},
  pages={
          1415-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite public health efforts, the prevalence of smoking among African Americans remains high. The determinants of smoking behavior in this population must be elucidated so that interventions can be better targeted and more effective. METHODS As part of a prospective community intervention trial to reduce cancer mortality, we conducted a random household survey of 1137 African-American adults in San Francisco and Oakland between November 1985 and July 1986. The survey instrument… CONTINUE READING

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