Personality and smoking status: A longitudinal analysis

MR Munafo, S Black

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We attempted to clarify the strength and nature of the association between personality and smoking status in early and middle adulthood, using a longitudinal study design. Data from the Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, based on a stratified sample of all single, legitimate births occurring in England, Wales, and Scotland in one week of March 1946 (N = 5,362), were analyzed using generalized estimating equations methods to account for the correlation between the smoking status variables for the same individual over time. The unadjusted estimates indicated that the odds of being a current smoker increased with higher personality score for both extraversion (p
Translated title of the contributionPersonality and smoking status: A longitudinal analysis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397 - 404
Number of pages8
JournalNicotine and Tobacco Research
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

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Publisher: Informa Healthcare


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