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Associations of Tobacco Retailer Availability with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Related Hospital Outcomes, United States, 2014

Citation

Kong, Amanda Y.; Baggett, Christopher D.; Gottfredson, Nisha C.; Ribisl, Kurt M.; Delamater, Paul L.; & Golden, Shelley D. (2021). Associations of Tobacco Retailer Availability with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Related Hospital Outcomes, United States, 2014. Health & Place, 67, 102464.

Abstract

There are associations between tobacco retailer density and smoking behaviors, but little is known about whether places with more tobacco retailers have more smoking-related health problems. Using cross-sectional data from 2014, we investigated the relationships between tobacco retailer density and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) related outcomes in a sample of 1510 counties across the United States. Higher retailer density was associated with a 19% (IRR, 1.19; 95% CI, 1.12-1.27) higher COPD-related hospital discharge rate and 30% (IRR, 1.30; 95% CI 1.21-1.39) higher total COPD-related hospital costs per population. The tobacco retailer environment may be an important target for reducing smoking-related health burdens and costs.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102464

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2021

Journal Title

Health & Place

Author(s)

Kong, Amanda Y.
Baggett, Christopher D.
Gottfredson, Nisha C.
Ribisl, Kurt M.
Delamater, Paul L.
Golden, Shelley D.

Continent/Country

United States of America

State

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