Tobacco use among school adolescents: National sociodemographic risk profiles

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Eugene C. Fitzhugh (Contributor)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article examines sociodemographic risk and smoking and smokeless tobacco use among a national sample of school-based adolescents who participated in the 1993 Teenage Attitudes and Practices Survey. Findings show that six sociodemographic factors (age, gender, ethnicity, income, type of urban area, and region) were significantly associated with cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use. Of all smokeless tobacco users, 71.5 percent were also regular smokers or experimental smokers. This article highlights the need to pro-vide comprehensive tobacco use prevention programs that focus on both cigarette and smokeless tobacco use among school adolescents.

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Journal of Health Education, 29, 3, 174-178.
Language: English
Date: 1998
School adolescents, Sociodemographic factors, Cigarette smoking, Smokeless tobacco use

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