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Adult tobacco surveillance report, Pennsylvania 2013

Brandon, Timothy (2014) Adult tobacco surveillance report, Pennsylvania 2013. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Public Health Relevance: Tobacco is associated with many of the leading causes of death in the United States. The public health and financial burdens associated with tobacco use are substantial and, unfortunately, do not merely end at the user—secondhand smoke from people using combustible forms of tobacco subject those in their surroundings to increased health risks. Active and passive users contribute to tobacco being the leading cause of preventable, premature death. Reporting Period: Survey interviews were conducted from January 1-June 30, 2013. Description of System: The Pennsylvania Adult Tobacco Survey (PA ATS) is a state-administered, random-digit dial survey of non-institutionalized adults, aged 18 and over implemented when funding is available. Objective: This report aims to detail the current prevalence of different forms of tobacco use and the attitudes/opinions surrounding the subject as determined by the 2013 PA ATS. Additionally, this survey will be used to evaluate progress on reaching tobacco use Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) objectives. Results: More than one in five (22.8%; 95% CI, 21.0%-24.6%) Pennsylvanians are current smokers, however 68.5% (95% CI, 64.1%-72.9%) are interested in quitting for good. Use of any form of tobacco was highest in the following demographics: males (38.4%; 95% CI, 35.3%-41.5%); 18-24 year olds (43.5%; 95% CI, 36.1%-51.0%); less than a high school degree (44.6%; 95% CI, 38.3%-50.9%); household income


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Brandon, Timothy
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCloonan, Yonacloonany@pitt.eduCLOONANYUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSharma, Ravirks1946@pitt.eduRKS1946UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGlynn, Nancyglynnn@pitt.eduGLYNNNUNSPECIFIED
Date: 25 November 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2015 21:14
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 19:08
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/23646

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