Trends in cigarette smoking in the United States. Educational differences are increasing.

@article{Pierce1989TrendsIC,
  title={Trends in cigarette smoking in the United States. Educational differences are increasing.},
  author={John P Pierce and Michael Fiore and Thomas E. Novotny and E J Hatziandreu and Ronald M. Davis},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1989},
  volume={261 1},
  pages={56-60}
}
National trends in smoking prevalence by educational category from 1974 through 1985 show that education has replaced gender as the major sociodemographic predictor of smoking status. Smoking prevalence has declined across all educational groups but the decline has occurred five times faster among the higher educated compared with the less educated. From 1974 to 1985, smoking prevalence among persons with less than a high school diploma declined to 34.2% (0.19 percentage points per year… CONTINUE READING

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