Associations of race and ethnicity with tobacco messaging exposures and tobacco use among bisexual and pansexual women
Stevens, Elise M
Wedel, Amelia V
LaPolt, Devin T
Wagener, Theodore L
Patterson, Joanne G
UMass Chan AffiliationsPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
Document TypeJournal Article
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AbstractWithin the lesbian and bisexual community, bisexual women have the highest prevalence of tobacco use, and Black and Latina women are much more likely to use tobacco than their heterosexual peers. Research on tobacco use among bisexual women is limited to descriptions of prevalence in this population. We evaluated associations between race/ethnicity, exposure to pro- and anti-tobacco messages, and tobacco use outcomes among bisexual and pansexual women. We recruited a sample of N = 382 bisexual and pansexual women in the United States using the online survey platform, Prolific. Participants reported sociodemographics, exposure to pro- and anti-tobacco messaging, receipt of coupons, and ever and current use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products. We modeled associations between race/ethnicity, pro- and anti-tobacco messaging exposures, and tobacco use outcomes. Unadjusted results indicated differences in prevalence of tobacco use by race/ethnicity, with White women having the highest prevalence of ever using each product, but Black women having the highest prevalence of current cigar smoking and any tobacco use. Associations between race and tobacco use were attenuated in adjusted analyses. Receiving coupons was strongly associated with current use of cigarettes (aOR = 8.02; 95% CI [3.55, 18.1]), e-cigarettes (aOR = 7.26; 95% CI [3.55, 14.9]), and any tobacco (aOR = 5.04; 95% CI [2.44, 10.4]). In conclusion, unadjusted differences in prevalence of tobacco use across race/ethnic groups were attenuated after controlling for pro- and anti-tobacco messaging exposures. Receiving tobacco coupons was consistently associated with current tobacco use among bisexual and pansexual women. Restrictions on coupons could promote health equity.
SourceKeller-Hamilton B, Stevens EM, Wedel AV, LaPolt DT, Miranda A, Wagener TL, Patterson JG. Associations of race and ethnicity with tobacco messaging exposures and tobacco use among bisexual and pansexual women. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Dec 9;25:101657. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101657. PMID: 34976704; PMCID: PMC8683774.
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