Socioeconomic inequality in smoking in low-income and middle-income countries

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Patterns of inequality in smoking prevalence vary across LMICs. As such, prevention measures should be tailored to address the smoking pattern seen in a given country
Key facts and stats: (1) Among males, smoking is disproportionately prevalent among the poor in the majority of countries; (2) Among females, patterns are mixed. In some LMICs, wealthier women are more likely to smoke while poorer women are more likely to smoke in others
Main focus: Poverty
Other topics addressed: Inequality
Source: Article in BMC Public Health
Year: 2012

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