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    The geography of smoking in Leeds: estimating individual smoking rates and the implications for the location of stop smoking services


    Tomintz, Melanie N. and Clarke, Graham P. and Rigby, Jan (2008) The geography of smoking in Leeds: estimating individual smoking rates and the implications for the location of stop smoking services. Area, 40 (3). pp. 341-353. ISSN 0004-0894

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    Abstract

    Smoking is an important and topical health issue in the UK. In Leeds, the target is to reduce smoking prevalence by 9 per cent by 2010. However, a key unknown is the likely distribution of smokers across the city. This paper aims to estimate individual smoking rates using microsimulation and hence evaluate the performance of established stop smoking services, e.g. how well do they serve local areas and to what extent does attendance vary between service point locations? Location-allocation modelling is employed to test various location scenarios and provide insight into where to optimally place centres.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: health geography; microsimulation; geography of smoking; location-allocation modelling; stop smoking services;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8921
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00837.x
    Depositing User: Jan Rigby
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 14:29
    Journal or Publication Title: Area
    Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
    Refereed: Yes
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