WOMENS SMOKING AND MEASURES OF WOMENS SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS IN THE UNITED-KINGDOM
UNSPECIFIED. (1994) WOMENS SMOKING AND MEASURES OF WOMENS SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS IN THE UNITED-KINGDOM. HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL, 9 (2). pp. 81-88. ISSN 0957-4824Full text not available from this repository.
Surveys of smoking in the United Kingdom point to an increasingly strong association between cigarette smoking and socio-economic status among both men and women. They have uncovered a clear class gradient in smoking prevalence, with high socio-economic status associated with low smoking prevalence. These surveys rely on a particular set of procedures to determine the socio-economic position of women. The paper enters a caveat about these procedures. It reports on re-analyses of national data which suggest that the relationship between women's smoking and socio-economic status is more complex than that revealed through conventional measures of women's socio-economic position. In these re-analyses, women in some non-manual categories emerge with smoking prevalence rates that match those found among women in manual groups. The patterns uncovered in these re-analyses point to dimensions of women's smoking behaviour which are currently obscured in the surveys which inform health promotion and tobacco control policies in the UK.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Journal or Publication Title:||HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS UNITED KINGDOM|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 81-88|
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