Racial disparities in healthcare provider advice to quit smoking
Landrine, Hope; Corral, Irma; Campbell, Kendall M.
African-American/Black smokers are less likely than White smokers to be told to quit smoking by healthcare providers. This preliminary study examined the predictors of being told to quit separately by race for the first time to potentially highlight the source of this racial disparity. A random, household sample of 1670 Black and White adults from a southeastern county of the United States completed a brief survey on their demographics, smoking, access to healthcare, health status, and receipt of healthcare provider advice to quit smoking. Analyses are based on the 512 Black and White smokers in that sample. The logistic regression for all smokers revealed that after controlling for demographic, healthcare, and health status variables, White smokers were 2.39 times more likely than Black smokers to have ever been told to quit smoking. The regression for Black smokers re- vealed that women and older people were more likely to be told to quit, and that healthcare and health status did not contribute. In the regression for White smokers, no predictor was statistically significant. These findings suggest that one possible reason that African-Americans receive cessation advice less often than Whites is that such advice varies with their age and gender, whereas for Whites this is not the case.
Landrine, Hope, & Corral, Irma, & Campbell, Kendall M.. (March 2018). Racial disparities in healthcare provider advice to quit smoking. Preventive Medicine Reports, (172-175. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7813
Landrine, Hope, and Corral, Irma, and Campbell, Kendall M.. "Racial disparities in healthcare provider advice to quit smoking". Preventive Medicine Reports. . (172-175.), March 2018. July 08, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7813.
Landrine, Hope and Corral, Irma and Campbell, Kendall M., "Racial disparities in healthcare provider advice to quit smoking," Preventive Medicine Reports 10, no. (March 2018), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7813 (accessed July 08, 2020).
Landrine, Hope, Corral, Irma, Campbell, Kendall M.. Racial disparities in healthcare provider advice to quit smoking. Preventive Medicine Reports. March 2018; 10() 172-175. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/7813. Accessed July 08, 2020.