Cigarette smoking in Chinese adolescents: importance of controlling the amount of pocket money

Ma, J., Zhu, J., Li, N., He, Y., Cai, Y., Qiao, Y., Redmon, P. and Wang, Z. (2013) Cigarette smoking in Chinese adolescents: importance of controlling the amount of pocket money. Public Health, 127 7: 687-693. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2013.04.016


Author Ma, J.
Zhu, J.
Li, N.
He, Y.
Cai, Y.
Qiao, Y.
Redmon, P.
Wang, Z.
Title Cigarette smoking in Chinese adolescents: importance of controlling the amount of pocket money
Journal name Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-3506
1476-5616
Publication date 2013-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.04.016
Volume 127
Issue 7
Start page 687
End page 693
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To estimate the proportion of smokers that could potentially have been prevented from smoking by limiting the amount of pocket money received by Chinese adolescents. Study design: Cross-sectional study.

Methods: Current smoking, ever smoking and the amount of pocket money were determined through self-administered questionnaires among 12,708 adolescents (aged 12-18 years) from 21 schools in Shanghai, China.

Results: Adjusted odds ratios for current smoking ranged from 2.0 [95% confidence interval (CI) 1.5-2.7] for adolescents receiving 200-399 Reminbin (RMB)/month as pocket money to 6.5 (95% CI 3.3-12.7) for those receiving ≥1000RMB/month, compared with those receiving <200RMB/month. The crude population-attributable risk percentage (PAR%) due to higher pocket money (≥200RMB/month) for current smoking was 50.4% (95% CI 42.2-57.4), and adjusted PAR% was 43.3% (95% CI 30.7-53.1).

Conclusions: Approximately half of current smokers may have been prevented from smoking if pocket money was limited to <200RMB/month among Chinese adolescents. An even larger proportion could have been prevented from smoking if pocket money was reduced further. It is recommended that future intervention programmes should target parents to reduce the amount of pocket money in China.
Keyword Adolescent
Smoking
Pocket money
Attributable risk percentage
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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