Tian, J and Gall, S and Patton, G and Dwyer, T and Venn, A, Partnering and parenting transitions associate with changing smoking status: a cohort study in young Australians, International Journal of Public Health, 62, (8) pp. 889-897. ISSN 1661-8556 (2017) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted involving 1084 young smokers and former smokers who completed questionnaires at baseline (2004-2006, aged 26-36 years) and 5 years later.
Results: 233/570 (40.9%) smokers quit and 58/514 (11.3%) former smokers resumed smoking during follow-up. For partnering transitions, compared with remaining not partnered, the likelihood of quitting was higher among men who became (RR 2.84 95% CI 1.62, 4.98) or stayed (RR 2.12, 95% CI 1.18, 3.80) partnered and women who became partnered (RR 1.50, 95% CI 1.03, 2.18). People who became (RR 0.14, 95% CI 0.03, 0.58) or stayed (RR 0.51, 95% CI 0.27, 0.95) partnered had a lower risk of resuming smoking than their continuously not partnered peers. For parenting transitions, having a first child born increased women's probability of quitting smoking relative to remaining childless (RR 1.74, 95% CI 1.30, 2.33), while having additional children did not.
Conclusions: The benefits of partnering were greater for men than women and transition into parenthood was of greater benefit to women.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||longitudinal studies, marital status, parenthood, smoking cessation|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Behaviour and Health|
|Author:||Tian, J (Ms Jing Tian)|
|Author:||Gall, S (Dr Seana Gall)|
|Author:||Dwyer, T (Professor Terry Dwyer)|
|Author:||Venn, A (Professor Alison Venn)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||3|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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