Acculturation status has a modest effect on smoking prevalence among a cohort of Pacific fathers in New Zealand

Tautolo, El Shadan, Schluter, Philip J., Paterson, Janis and McRobbie, Hayden (2011) Acculturation status has a modest effect on smoking prevalence among a cohort of Pacific fathers in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35 6: 509-516.

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Tautolo, El Shadan
Schluter, Philip J.
Paterson, Janis
McRobbie, Hayden
Title Acculturation status has a modest effect on smoking prevalence among a cohort of Pacific fathers in New Zealand
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-0200
1753-6405
Publication date 2011-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00774.x
Volume 35
Issue 6
Start page 509
End page 516
Total pages 8
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract Objective:
This article explores the relationship between smoking prevalence and acculturation among a cohort of Pacific Island fathers resident in New Zealand.

Methods:
Overall, 766 Pacific fathers were included in the analysis. Self-reported smoking status was assessed and compared with data from a robust epidemiological measure of acculturation status specifically designed for use amongst the Pacific population. Additional variables describing socio-demographic and other circumstances of the participating fathers were also incorporated in the analysis because of their known association with smoking behaviour.

Results:
Overall, 40.3% of Pacific fathers were current smokers. Multivariable logistic regression showed that acculturation status was associated with smoking crude (p<0.001) and multivariable logistic regression models, when adjusting to socio-demographic variables (p=0.008).

Conclusion:
Smoking rates for Pacific fathers in New Zealand are high. There appears to be a modest effect of acculturation on smoking prevalence, where those fathers with higher Pacific cultural identity have the lowest smoking rates. It is opined that the strength of identification and a holistic view of health enhances the motivations of Pacific fathers to be smoke-free in New Zealand.

Implications:

Strategies which maintain, enhance, and incorporate fathers’ Pacific cultural identity may be a useful addition to comprehensive tobacco control strategies to reduce the prevalence of smoking in Pacific people living in New Zealand.
Keyword Pacific
Tobacco
Fathers
Acculturation
New Zealand
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
School of Nursing and Midwifery Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 1 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 2 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 82 Abstract Views, 2 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2011, 08:19:44 EST by Vicki Percival on behalf of School of Nursing and Midwifery