Parental drug use, early adversities, later childhood problems and children's use of tobacco and alcohol at age 10: birth cohort study

MacLeod, John, Hickman, Matthew, Bowen, Erica, Alati, Rosa and Tilling, Kate (2008) Parental drug use, early adversities, later childhood problems and children's use of tobacco and alcohol at age 10: birth cohort study. Addiction, 103 10: 1731-1743. doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02301.x


Author MacLeod, John
Hickman, Matthew
Bowen, Erica
Alati, Rosa
Tilling, Kate
Title Parental drug use, early adversities, later childhood problems and children's use of tobacco and alcohol at age 10: birth cohort study
Journal name Addiction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0965-2140
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02301.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 103
Issue 10
Start page 1731
End page 1743
Total pages 13
Editor Robert West
Place of publication The United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley- Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
111706 Epidemiology
920414 Substance Abuse
Abstract Aims To estimate the prevalence of alcohol and tobacco use among children at age 10 years and to investigate possible influences on this. Design Birth cohort study. Setting England. Participants A total of 6895 children provided data at age 10. Measurements Parental tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use, parental social position, children's intelligence, behavioural and emotional problems, children's tobacco and alcohol use at age 10. Findings A total of 1.3% of children reported smoking and 1.8% reported drinking alcohol, with boys reporting higher use than girls. Parental social disadvantage was the strongest predictor of children's smoking and also predicted children's alcohol use. Some of this association appeared to be mediated through the greater experience of childhood behavioural and cognitive problems among the disadvantaged. Parental smoking and paternal alcohol use had little independent influence on offspring drug use. Postnatal, rather than prenatal, maternal alcohol use predicted children's alcohol use. Conclusions Strategies to prevent early initiation of tobacco and alcohol use should focus upon the reduction of childhood social disadvantage and the behavioural and cognitive problems associated with this.
Keyword Alcohol use
birth cohort study
missing data
risk factors
tobacco use
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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