This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Jonathan Samet analyzed demographic and social network variables associated with the timing of ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Also the authors compiled a 2-mode data set that recorded country participation in FCTC negotiations, as well as the number of individuals per country per year who joined an online tobacco control network. We used logistic regression analysis of these 2 data sets along with geographic location to determine whether exposure to prior FCTC adoptions was associated with a country’s likelihood of adoption.
Authors: Heather L. Wipfli, Kayo Fujimoto, and Thomas W. Valente
Published By: American Public Health Association
Date: July 1, 2010
Publication Link: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2009.167833