Changes in Smoking Prevalence in 8 Countries of the Former Soviet Union Between 2001 and 2010

Bayard Roberts, Anna Gilmore, Andrew Stickley, David Rotman, Vladimir Prohoda, Christian Haerpfer, Martin McKee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives. We sought to present new data on smoking prevalence in 8 countries, analyze prevalence changes between 2001 and 2010, and examine trend variance by age, location, education level, and household economic status. Methods. We conducted cross-sectional household surveys in 2010 in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. We compared smoking prevalence with a related 2001 study for the different countries and population subgroups, and also calculated the adjusted prevalence rate ratios of smoking. Results. All-age 2010 smoking prevalence among men ranged from 39% (Moldova) to 59% (Armenia), and among women from 2% (Armenia) to 16% (Russia). There was a significantly lower smoking prevalence among men in 2010 compared with 2001 in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, but not for women in any country. For all countries combined, there was a significantly lower smoking prevalence in 2010 than in 2001 for men aged 18 to 39 years and men with a good or average economic situation. Conclusions. Smoking prevalence appears to have stabilized and may be declining in younger groups, but remains extremely high among men, especially those in lower socioeconomic groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1320-1328
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Fingerprint

USSR
Smoking
Armenia
Russia
Kyrgyzstan
Moldova
Republic of Belarus
Kazakhstan
Economics
Ukraine
Cross-Sectional Studies
Education

Cite this

Roberts, B., Gilmore, A., Stickley, A., Rotman, D., Prohoda, V., Haerpfer, C., & McKee, M. (2012). Changes in Smoking Prevalence in 8 Countries of the Former Soviet Union Between 2001 and 2010. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), 1320-1328. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300547

Changes in Smoking Prevalence in 8 Countries of the Former Soviet Union Between 2001 and 2010. / Roberts, Bayard; Gilmore, Anna; Stickley, Andrew; Rotman, David; Prohoda, Vladimir; Haerpfer, Christian; McKee, Martin.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, No. 7, 07.2012, p. 1320-1328.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Roberts, B, Gilmore, A, Stickley, A, Rotman, D, Prohoda, V, Haerpfer, C & McKee, M 2012, 'Changes in Smoking Prevalence in 8 Countries of the Former Soviet Union Between 2001 and 2010', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 102, no. 7, pp. 1320-1328. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300547
Roberts, Bayard ; Gilmore, Anna ; Stickley, Andrew ; Rotman, David ; Prohoda, Vladimir ; Haerpfer, Christian ; McKee, Martin. / Changes in Smoking Prevalence in 8 Countries of the Former Soviet Union Between 2001 and 2010. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 102, No. 7. pp. 1320-1328.
@article{49940b8c680447dfae39c176e03c5ed7,
title = "Changes in Smoking Prevalence in 8 Countries of the Former Soviet Union Between 2001 and 2010",
abstract = "Objectives. We sought to present new data on smoking prevalence in 8 countries, analyze prevalence changes between 2001 and 2010, and examine trend variance by age, location, education level, and household economic status. Methods. We conducted cross-sectional household surveys in 2010 in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. We compared smoking prevalence with a related 2001 study for the different countries and population subgroups, and also calculated the adjusted prevalence rate ratios of smoking. Results. All-age 2010 smoking prevalence among men ranged from 39{\%} (Moldova) to 59{\%} (Armenia), and among women from 2{\%} (Armenia) to 16{\%} (Russia). There was a significantly lower smoking prevalence among men in 2010 compared with 2001 in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, but not for women in any country. For all countries combined, there was a significantly lower smoking prevalence in 2010 than in 2001 for men aged 18 to 39 years and men with a good or average economic situation. Conclusions. Smoking prevalence appears to have stabilized and may be declining in younger groups, but remains extremely high among men, especially those in lower socioeconomic groups.",
author = "Bayard Roberts and Anna Gilmore and Andrew Stickley and David Rotman and Vladimir Prohoda and Christian Haerpfer and Martin McKee",
year = "2012",
month = "7",
doi = "10.2105/AJPH.2011.300547",
language = "English",
volume = "102",
pages = "1320--1328",
journal = "American Journal of Public Health",
issn = "0090-0036",
publisher = "American Public Health Association Inc.",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Changes in Smoking Prevalence in 8 Countries of the Former Soviet Union Between 2001 and 2010

AU - Roberts, Bayard

AU - Gilmore, Anna

AU - Stickley, Andrew

AU - Rotman, David

AU - Prohoda, Vladimir

AU - Haerpfer, Christian

AU - McKee, Martin

PY - 2012/7

Y1 - 2012/7

N2 - Objectives. We sought to present new data on smoking prevalence in 8 countries, analyze prevalence changes between 2001 and 2010, and examine trend variance by age, location, education level, and household economic status. Methods. We conducted cross-sectional household surveys in 2010 in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. We compared smoking prevalence with a related 2001 study for the different countries and population subgroups, and also calculated the adjusted prevalence rate ratios of smoking. Results. All-age 2010 smoking prevalence among men ranged from 39% (Moldova) to 59% (Armenia), and among women from 2% (Armenia) to 16% (Russia). There was a significantly lower smoking prevalence among men in 2010 compared with 2001 in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, but not for women in any country. For all countries combined, there was a significantly lower smoking prevalence in 2010 than in 2001 for men aged 18 to 39 years and men with a good or average economic situation. Conclusions. Smoking prevalence appears to have stabilized and may be declining in younger groups, but remains extremely high among men, especially those in lower socioeconomic groups.

AB - Objectives. We sought to present new data on smoking prevalence in 8 countries, analyze prevalence changes between 2001 and 2010, and examine trend variance by age, location, education level, and household economic status. Methods. We conducted cross-sectional household surveys in 2010 in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. We compared smoking prevalence with a related 2001 study for the different countries and population subgroups, and also calculated the adjusted prevalence rate ratios of smoking. Results. All-age 2010 smoking prevalence among men ranged from 39% (Moldova) to 59% (Armenia), and among women from 2% (Armenia) to 16% (Russia). There was a significantly lower smoking prevalence among men in 2010 compared with 2001 in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, but not for women in any country. For all countries combined, there was a significantly lower smoking prevalence in 2010 than in 2001 for men aged 18 to 39 years and men with a good or average economic situation. Conclusions. Smoking prevalence appears to have stabilized and may be declining in younger groups, but remains extremely high among men, especially those in lower socioeconomic groups.

U2 - 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300547

DO - 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300547

M3 - Article

VL - 102

SP - 1320

EP - 1328

JO - American Journal of Public Health

JF - American Journal of Public Health

SN - 0090-0036

IS - 7

ER -