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Cigarette smoking and drug use among a nationally representative sample of HIV-positive individuals.
Am J Addict. 2014 Nov-Dec; 23(6):582-90.AJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

Among HIV-positive populations, the prevalence of cigarette smoking remains disproportionately high and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Little is known about this topic among HIV-positive persons in the general population.

METHODS

Data came from the 2005 to 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) public use data files. Unadjusted and adjusted multinomial logistic regression analyses explored the associations between socio-demographic, drug and alcohol use, and drug and/or alcohol treatment characteristics with smoking status among HIV-positive individuals (n = 349).

RESULTS

More than 40% of the sample was current smokers. In adjusted analyses, females (aRRR = .11, 95% CI = .03-.41) and participants who had never been married (aRRR = .19, 95% CI = .05-.58), were more likely to be former smokers than never smokers. Females (aRRR = .37, 95% CI = .14-.96) and individuals older than age 35 (aRRR = .37, 95% CI = .16-.89) were less likely to be current smokers than never smokers. Conversely, previously married persons (aRRR = 5.72, 95% CI = 1.40-23.31), participants reporting binge drinking (aRRR = 5.96, 95% CI = 2.27-15.64), and lifetime drug or alcohol treatment (aRRR = 5.12, 95% CI = 2.09-12.55) were more likely to be current smokers than never smokers.

CONCLUSIONS

Findings help confirm the high prevalence of smoking among HIV-positive persons suggesting the need for integrated substance use and smoking cessation treatment among HIV-positives.

SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE

The present findings have implications for the development and implementation of targeted smoking cessation programs for HIV-positive smokers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25065609

Citation

Pacek, Lauren R., et al. "Cigarette Smoking and Drug Use Among a Nationally Representative Sample of HIV-positive Individuals." The American Journal On Addictions, vol. 23, no. 6, 2014, pp. 582-90.
Pacek LR, Harrell PT, Martins SS. Cigarette smoking and drug use among a nationally representative sample of HIV-positive individuals. Am J Addict. 2014;23(6):582-90.
Pacek, L. R., Harrell, P. T., & Martins, S. S. (2014). Cigarette smoking and drug use among a nationally representative sample of HIV-positive individuals. The American Journal On Addictions, 23(6), 582-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1521-0391.2014.12145.x
Pacek LR, Harrell PT, Martins SS. Cigarette Smoking and Drug Use Among a Nationally Representative Sample of HIV-positive Individuals. Am J Addict. 2014 Nov-Dec;23(6):582-90. PubMed PMID: 25065609.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cigarette smoking and drug use among a nationally representative sample of HIV-positive individuals. AU - Pacek,Lauren R, AU - Harrell,Paul T, AU - Martins,Silvia S, Y1 - 2014/07/25/ PY - 2013/05/17/received PY - 2013/10/08/revised PY - 2014/04/28/accepted PY - 2014/7/29/entrez PY - 2014/7/30/pubmed PY - 2015/6/16/medline SP - 582 EP - 90 JF - The American journal on addictions JO - Am J Addict VL - 23 IS - 6 N2 - BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Among HIV-positive populations, the prevalence of cigarette smoking remains disproportionately high and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Little is known about this topic among HIV-positive persons in the general population. METHODS: Data came from the 2005 to 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) public use data files. Unadjusted and adjusted multinomial logistic regression analyses explored the associations between socio-demographic, drug and alcohol use, and drug and/or alcohol treatment characteristics with smoking status among HIV-positive individuals (n = 349). RESULTS: More than 40% of the sample was current smokers. In adjusted analyses, females (aRRR = .11, 95% CI = .03-.41) and participants who had never been married (aRRR = .19, 95% CI = .05-.58), were more likely to be former smokers than never smokers. Females (aRRR = .37, 95% CI = .14-.96) and individuals older than age 35 (aRRR = .37, 95% CI = .16-.89) were less likely to be current smokers than never smokers. Conversely, previously married persons (aRRR = 5.72, 95% CI = 1.40-23.31), participants reporting binge drinking (aRRR = 5.96, 95% CI = 2.27-15.64), and lifetime drug or alcohol treatment (aRRR = 5.12, 95% CI = 2.09-12.55) were more likely to be current smokers than never smokers. CONCLUSIONS: Findings help confirm the high prevalence of smoking among HIV-positive persons suggesting the need for integrated substance use and smoking cessation treatment among HIV-positives. SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE: The present findings have implications for the development and implementation of targeted smoking cessation programs for HIV-positive smokers. SN - 1521-0391 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25065609/Cigarette_smoking_and_drug_use_among_a_nationally_representative_sample_of_HIV_positive_individuals_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1521-0391.2014.12145.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -