Systems and individual factors associated with smoking status: Evidence from HINTS

Lila J. Finney Rutten, Kay Wanke, Erik Augustson

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Objectives: To examine the association of health care access/use, trust of physician advice, and depressive symptoms with the ability to sustain smoking cessation. Methods: Data from a nationally representative sample were used to compare current smokers (n=1246), sustained quitters (n=1502), and never smokers (n=3277). Results: Sustained quitters reported fewer depressive symptoms (OR=0.92) and were more likely to have health insurance (OR=1.75) and a usual source of care (OR=1.40) that they had seen within the last year (OR=2.16) and that they were more likely to trust (OR=1.40). Conclusions: Identification of these factors may inform providers' efforts to target and assist in smoking cessation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-310
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005


  • Cigarette smoking
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Health systems factors
  • Sustained quitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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