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Smoking Behaviors Among Immigrant Asian Americans: Rules for Smoke-Free Homes (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

Publication Topics

2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003); Racial and Ethnic Groups; Immigrant; Health Behaviors; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Asian; Tobacco/Smoking; Women; Family, Caregiving and Parental Issues

Publication Type

CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2008-07-01T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

Background: Higher acculturation is associated with Asian-American smoking prevalence decreasing in men and increasing in women. Asian immigrants in California are significantly more likely than their counterparts in Asia to have quit smoking. Smoke-free environments may mediate this acculturation effect because such environments are not widespread in Asia.

Methods: In 2006, Asian-American current and former smokers were analyzed using the 2003 California Health Interview Survey. A multivariate logistic regression analysis examined how the interaction between having a smoke-free-home rule and immigrating to the U.S. is associated with status as a former smoker and lighter smoking.
 
Results: For recent Asian immigrants and longer-term residents, having a smoke-free-home rule was associated with status as a former smoker. This association was stronger for recent immigrants. Having a smoke-free-home rule was associated with lighter smoking only for longer-term residents.
 
Conclusions: For Asian Americans, smoke-free-home rules are associated with status as a former smoker, particularly among recent immigrants, and lighter smoking in long-term residents. Interventions encouraging Asian Americans to adopt smoke-free-home rules should be evaluated.​

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