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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(3), 943-957; doi:10.3390/ijerph6030943

Factors Associated with Higher Body Mass Index, Weight Concern, and Weight Gain in a Multinational Cohort Study of Smokers Intending to Quit

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Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Paul Brousse, 94804 Villejuif Cedex, France; Centre Hospitalier Emile Roux, 94456 Limeil-Brévannes Cedex, France
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Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pitié Salpétrière, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, 47-83 boulevard de l'Hôpital 75651 Paris Cedex, France
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Sanofi-Aventis Recherche & Développement, 182, av. de France, 75013 Paris, France
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Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Brook House, 2-16 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
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Received: 29 December 2008 / Accepted: 26 February 2009 / Published: 2 March 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smoking and Tobacco Control)
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Abstract

The ATTEMPT cohort study is multi-national, longitudinal study of smokers intending to quit recruited in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K. and France. Data on demographics, medical history, body mass index (BMI), weight concerns and smoking status were collected at baseline and after six months. A total of 2,009 subjects provided data at baseline and 1,303 at six months. High baseline BMI was associated with recent quit attempts, high weight concerns and high cigarette consumption. Weight gain was associated with low income, being single and number of cigarette-free days, but not with baseline weight concerns and confidence in preventing weight gain. Quit attempts were more frequent in subjects with a high baseline BMI and low weight concerns.
Keywords: Smoking cessation; body mass index; weight concern Smoking cessation; body mass index; weight concern
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Aubin, H.-J.; Berlin, I.; Smadja, E.; West, R. Factors Associated with Higher Body Mass Index, Weight Concern, and Weight Gain in a Multinational Cohort Study of Smokers Intending to Quit. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 943-957.

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