J Korean Biol Nurs Sci.  2017 Aug;19(3):178-190. 10.7586/jkbns.2017.19.3.178.

Factors Influencing Intention to Quit Smoking in Korean Adult Smokers: Using 2014 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

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  • 1Department of Nursing, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea. smoon@ulsan.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The present study was designed to examine the impact of socioeconomic, health-related, and health behavioral factors on Korean people's intention to quit smoking.
METHODS
The subjects were 851 men and 145 women, aged 19 or more who had participated in the 2014 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The intention to quit smoking was categorized as "within 6 months,""after 6 months," or "no intention". The associations of the intention to quit smoking with sociodemographic, health related, and health behavioral factors were examined in a logistic regression.
RESULTS
In male smokers, the number of diseases, perceived somatotype, vigorous intensity leisure activity, aerobic physical activity, and smoking intensity had a significant influence on the intention to quit smoking. In female somkers, the economic status, number of diseases, walking activity, and moderate intensity leisure activity were significantly influential on the intention to quit smoking.
CONCLUSION
To increase male smokers' intention to quit smoking, it should be emphasized that smoking is harmful to. Moreover, special attention should be paid to low-educated female smokers to increase their intention to quit smoking.

Keyword

Smoking; Smoking cessation; Socioeconomic factors; Health status; Health behavior

MeSH Terms

Adult*
Female
Health Behavior
Humans
Intention*
Korea*
Leisure Activities
Logistic Models
Male
Motor Activity
Nutrition Surveys*
Smoke*
Smoking Cessation
Smoking*
Socioeconomic Factors
Somatotypes
Walking
Smoke
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