Smoking in 6 diverse Chicago communities--a population study.

  title={Smoking in 6 diverse Chicago communities--a population study.},
  author={Jade L Dell and Steven Whitman and Ami M. Shah and Abiga{\'i}l F. da Silva and David Ansell},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={95 6},
OBJECTIVES We analyzed smoking survey data across communities in Chicago, Ill, to explore community-level variations in smoking behavior. METHODS We conducted a health survey of 6 racially and ethnically diverse Chicago communities during 2002-2003. The survey included questions about current smoking, smoking history, and cessation attempts. RESULTS Smoking prevalence varied from 18% in the wealthiest (predominately White) community to 39% in the poorest (predominately Black) community. In… CONTINUE READING

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