Technical Paper 2:
Tobacco Control in Australia: making smoking history
While many studies report results stratified by socio-economic group, it is unfortunate that the reviews and meta-analyses of such studies (such as those published as part of the Cochrane Collaboration) rarely report on efficacy or effectiveness by socio-economic status.[460, 461]
Researchers in australia could use their international connections to push for inclusion of the relative effectiveness of interventions on different ses groups in the cochrane database and in other meta-analyses.
At present a few of the indicators for assessing progress on the national tobacco strategy are not being monitored.
Request that the agencies producing reports on smoking prevalence and behaviour cover all of the major indicators listed in the national tobacco strategy.