Perceived discrimination and smoking among rural-to-urban migrant women in china

Sanghyuk S. Shin, Xia Wan, Qian Wang, Henry Raymond, Huilin Liu, Ding Ding, Gonghuan Yang, Thomas E. Novotny

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Abstract

Smoking may be a coping mechanism for psychosocial stress caused by discrimination. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of rural-to-urban migrant women working as restaurant/hotel workers (RHWs) and those working as sex workers (FSWs) in 10 Chinese cities to investigate whether perceived discrimination is associated with smoking. We interviewed RHWs at medical examination clinics and FSWs at entertainment venues. Modified Poisson regression was used to estimate prevalence ratios. Of the 1,696 RHWs and 532 FSWs enrolled, 155 (9.1%) and 63 (11.8%) reported perceived discrimination, respectively. Perceived discrimination was independently associated with ever tried smoking (prevalence ratio [PR], 1.71; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.31-2.23) and current smoking (PR, 2.52; 95% CI, 1.32-4.79) among RHWs and ever tried smoking (PR, 1.36; 95% CI, 1.16-1.61) and current smoking (PR, 1.63; 95% CI, 1.28-2.06) among FSWs. Perceived discrimination is associated with higher prevalence of smoking among rural-to-urban migrant women in China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-140
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013

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China
Smoking
Restaurants
Confidence Intervals
Working Women
Sex Workers
Cross-Sectional Studies

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology

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Shin, Sanghyuk S. ; Wan, Xia ; Wang, Qian ; Raymond, Henry ; Liu, Huilin ; Ding, Ding ; Yang, Gonghuan ; Novotny, Thomas E. / Perceived discrimination and smoking among rural-to-urban migrant women in china. In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2013 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 132-140.
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