Health-related quality of life and nicotine dependence, Florida 2007

Evelyn P. Davila, Wei Zhao, Margaret Byrne, Monica Webb Hooper, Antoine Messiah, Alberto Caban-Martinez, Noella Dietz, Youjie Huang, David J. Lee

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Objective: To explore the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and nicotine dependence in a representative sample of 3560 Florida smokers. Methods: Data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System-Florida Tobacco Callback Survey were used. Logistic regression models were conducted to identify factors independently associated with HRQOL measures. Results: Greater nicotine dependence was associated with poor/fair self-rated health, 1-29 days of poor physicalhealth, and poor mental health, and inactivity in the past 30 days. Conclusions: The consequencesof longterm smoking, and thus nicotine dependence, may not be confined to traditional morbidity measures but may include poor perceived health and overall well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-289
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011


  • Addiction
  • Florida
  • Nicotine dependence
  • Quality of life
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology


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