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Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal


Volume 7: No. 2, March 2010

Family History of Lung Cancer and Contemplation of Smoking Cessation

  No family history of cancer (N = 207) Family history of cancer other than lung (n = 429) Family history of lung cancer only (n = 202)
Precontemplation 33% 36% 19%
Contemplation 25% 26% 37%
Preparation 43% 38% 44%

Figure. Most of the adults sampled in this study who had a family history of lung cancer were in the preparation stage (44%) for quitting smoking, followed by the contemplation (37%) and precontemplation (19%) stages.

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