Investigating ethnic differences in current cigarette smoking over time using the health surveys for England

Saffron Karlsen*, Deborah Millward, Amanda Sandford

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Findings from the Health Surveys for England indicate that Bangladeshi and Black Caribbean men report higher current smoking rates than other men, while white and Black Caribbean women smoke more frequently than other women. Deprivation explains differences in current smoking rates between Bangladeshi and Black Caribbean, and white English men. The smoking rates of Pakistani men and Black Caribbean women were significantly lower than those of white English people after adjusting for socio-economic status. The smoking rates of white English, Black Caribbean and Pakistani men and Black Caribbean women appear more stable over time than those of other groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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