Smoking cigarettes causes nearly one in five deaths across the United States, and can lead to many negative health outcomes (CDC, 2017). This study will analyze smoking in Philadelphia, and association of possible predictors of smoking and current smoking status. It will also compare the rate of smoking in Philadelphia to other metropolitan regions across the country. Chi square tests are used to determine association between alcohol use in the last thirty days, gender, graduating from college, income and current smoking status. Results showed that graduating from college and higher income led to a lesser likelihood of being a current smoker. Philadelphia has the highest percentage of smokers among the metropolitan regions. Based on these associations policies can be made to further combat smoking in Philadelphia.
Recommended CitationMehta, Nishith, "Secondary Data Analysis of BRFFS Data on Smoking Status in Philadelphia" (2017). Master of Public Health Thesis and Capstone Presentations. Presentation 230.