Strength of tobacco control in rural communities.

  title={Strength of tobacco control in rural communities.},
  author={Nancy L. York and Mary Kay Rayens and Mei Yan Zhang and Lisa G Jones and Baretta R. Casey and Ellen J Hahn},
  journal={The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association},
  volume={26 2},
PURPOSE This study aimed to: (a) describe the Strength of Tobacco Control (SoTC) capacity, efforts and resources in rural communities, and (b) examine the relationships between SoTC scores and sociodemographic, political, and health-ranking variables. METHODS Data were collected during the baseline preintervention phase of a community-based randomized, controlled trial. Rural counties were selected using stratified random sampling (n = 39). Key informant interviews were employed. The SoTC… CONTINUE READING