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Monitoring local trends in Indigenous tobacco consumption

Thomas, D, Johnston, V, Fitz, J and Mcdonnell, J (2009). Monitoring local trends in Indigenous tobacco consumption. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health,33(1):64-66.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10092xPUB15
Title Monitoring local trends in Indigenous tobacco consumption
Author Thomas, D
Johnston, V
Fitz, J
Mcdonnell, J
Journal Name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1753-6405   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 64
End Page 66
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Objective: To compare two methods of monitoring tobacco consumption in remote Indigenous communities.

Methods: We examined the monthly difference between wholesale invoice and point-of-sale data for tobacco products from three stores from remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. We assessed three measures of wholesale data.

Results: The average monthly difference between the sale data and the average of wholesale invoices for the previous, same and following month was -33 cigarettes per day (95% CI -157, 92). This average of three months' wholesale invoices provided a more precise estimate than either wholesale invoices from the same or previous month.

Conclusion: Tobacco wholesale data provided a close estimate of sales data in these stores.

Implications: This wholesale data could be used to monitor local trends in remote Indigenous tobacco consumption, facilitating the evaluation of the impact of tobacco control activities and informing future work to reduce Indigenous smoking and its harms.
Keywords Aboriginal health
tobacco consumption
smoking
monitoring
measurement
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00340.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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