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Predictors of wanting to quit in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Journal of Australia, June 2015
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Title
Predictors of wanting to quit in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers
Published in
Medical Journal of Australia, June 2015
DOI 10.5694/mja15.00199
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Authors

Anna K Nicholson, Ron Borland, Maureen E Davey, Matthew Stevens, David P Thomas

Abstract

To describe factors that predict wanting to quit smoking in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Talking About The Smokes (TATS) project used a quota sampling design to recruit participants from communities served by 34 Aboriginal community-controlled health services and one community in the Torres Strait. Baseline survey data were collected from 1643 current smokers between April 2012 and October 2013. Wanting to quit smoking. More than two-thirds of smokers (70%) said they want to quit. Many factors were associated with wanting to quit, including past quitting activity. Interest in quitting was lower among men and smokers from economically disadvantaged areas, but there was no difference by age, remoteness or other measures of economic disadvantage. Attitudes and beliefs negatively associated with wanting to quit included enjoying smoking and believing quitting to be very difficult, and those positively associated included regretting ever starting to smoke, perceiving that local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community leaders disapprove of smoking, believing non-smokers set a good example to children, worrying about future smoking-related health effects and believing quitting to be beneficial. Reporting support from family and friends was predictive of wanting to quit, but factors related to smoking in the social network were not. Associations with health and wellbeing were mixed. While most tobacco control policy exposure variables were positively associated with wanting to quit, two - receiving advice to quit from a health professional, and recall of targeted anti-tobacco advertising - appeared to have an effect that extended beyond influencing relevant attitudes and beliefs. Interest in quitting among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers appears to be influenced by a broad range of factors, highlighting the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to tobacco control. Advice from health professionals and targeted advertising appear to be important intervention strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 60 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 13%
Researcher 8 13%
Other 6 10%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 14 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 25%
Psychology 8 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Social Sciences 5 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 7%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 19 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 January 2018.
All research outputs
#3,588,303
of 12,400,657 outputs
Outputs from Medical Journal of Australia
#875
of 2,042 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#85,793
of 263,088 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Medical Journal of Australia
#26
of 36 outputs
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