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Association between exposure to household cigarette smoking behavior and cigarette smoking in Hispanic adults: Findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.

TitleAssociation between exposure to household cigarette smoking behavior and cigarette smoking in Hispanic adults: Findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.
Publication TypePublication
Year2015
AuthorsNavas-Nacher EL, Kelley MA, Birnbaum-Weitzman O, Gonzalez P, Ghiachello AL, Kaplan RC, Lee DJ, Bandiera FC, Bangdiwala SI, Barr RG, Daviglus ML
JournalPrev Med
Volume77
Pagination35-40
Date Published2015 Aug
ISSN1096-0260
KeywordsAcculturation, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Child, Cross-Sectional Studies, Environmental Exposure, Female, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Risk Factors, Smoking, Socioeconomic Factors, Surveys and Questionnaires, United States, Urban Population, Young Adult
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking behavior is highly determined by social influences during childhood and adolescence. This phenomenon has not been fully evaluated in the Hispanic/Latino population.PURPOSE: To examine the association between exposure to household cigarette smoking behavior (HCSB) and adult cigarette smoking among a diverse Hispanic/Latino population living in four US urban centers. The effect of acculturation on cigarette smoking was also evaluated.METHODS: Data from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) (n=13,231, ages 18-74years, collected between March 2008 and June 2011) were analyzed using logistic regression.RESULTS: HCSB exposure was an independent risk factor for adult current cigarette smoking in Hispanic/Latinos (OR 1.7; 95% CI 1.4, 2.1) after controlling for relevant confounders including socio-demographic and cultural factors. Cubans and Puerto Ricans had the highest prevalence of HCSB exposure (59% and 47% respectively) and highest prevalence of current cigarette smoking (26% and 32%) compared with other Hispanic/Latino groups, (p<.01).CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that exposure to HCSB in Hispanics/Latinos living in the US is an independent predictor of adult cigarette smoking, and this association appears to be strongest in Cubans and Puerto Ricans.

DOI10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.04.011
Alternate JournalPrev Med
PubMed ID25912154
PubMed Central IDPMC5877796
Grant ListN01HC65236 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65235 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65237 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65234 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65233 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65237 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65233 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC065236 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65236 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65235 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
MS#: 
0058
Manuscript Lead/Corresponding Author Affiliation: 
Field Center: Chicago (University of Illinois at Chicago)
ECI: 
Yes
Manuscript Status: 
Published