Associations between smoking behaviors and financial stress among low-income smokers

Rachel Widome, Anne M. Joseph, Patrick Hammett, Michelle Van Ryn, David B. Nelson, John A. Nyman, Steven S. Fu

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Abstract

Objective: Many American households struggle to bring in sufficient income to meet basic needs related to nutrition, housing, and healthcare. Nicotine addiction and consequent expenditures on cigarettes may impose extra financial strain on low-income households. We examine how cigarette use behaviors relate to self-reported financial stress/strain among low-income smokers. Methods: At baseline in 2011/12, OPT-IN recruited adult smokers age 18-64 from the administrative databases of the state-subsidized Minnesota Health Care Programs (N=2406). We tested whether nicotine dependency, type of cigarettes used, and smoking intensity were associated with self-reported difficulty affording food, healthcare, housing, and living within one's income. All regression models were adjusted for race, education, income, age, and gender. Results: Difficulty living on one's income (77.4%), paying for healthcare (33.6%), paying for housing (38.4%), and paying for food (40.8%) were common conditions in this population. Time to first cigarette and cigarettes smoked per day predicted financial stress related to affording food, housing, and living within one's income (all p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-915
Number of pages5
JournalPreventive Medicine Reports
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2015

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Keywords

  • Financial strain
  • Financial stress
  • Tobacco use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Informatics

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Widome, R., Joseph, A. M., Hammett, P., Van Ryn, M., Nelson, D. B., Nyman, J. A., & Fu, S. S. (2015). Associations between smoking behaviors and financial stress among low-income smokers. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2, 911-915. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.10.011

Associations between smoking behaviors and financial stress among low-income smokers. / Widome, Rachel; Joseph, Anne M.; Hammett, Patrick; Van Ryn, Michelle; Nelson, David B.; Nyman, John A.; Fu, Steven S.

In: Preventive Medicine Reports, Vol. 2, 30.11.2015, p. 911-915.

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Widome, R, Joseph, AM, Hammett, P, Van Ryn, M, Nelson, DB, Nyman, JA & Fu, SS 2015, 'Associations between smoking behaviors and financial stress among low-income smokers', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 2, pp. 911-915. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.10.011
Widome, Rachel ; Joseph, Anne M. ; Hammett, Patrick ; Van Ryn, Michelle ; Nelson, David B. ; Nyman, John A. ; Fu, Steven S. / Associations between smoking behaviors and financial stress among low-income smokers. In: Preventive Medicine Reports. 2015 ; Vol. 2. pp. 911-915.
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