Sociodemographic characteristics of adolescent smokers

Stanton W.R., Oei T.P.S. and Silva P.A. (1994) Sociodemographic characteristics of adolescent smokers. International Journal of the Addictions, 29 7: 913-925.

Author Stanton W.R.
Oei T.P.S.
Silva P.A.
Title Sociodemographic characteristics of adolescent smokers
Journal name International Journal of the Addictions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-773X
Publication date 1994-01-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 7
Start page 913
End page 925
Total pages 13
Place of publication NEW YORK
Language eng
Subject 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
Abstract In this study we examined the interdependence of a broad range of sociodemographic characteristics in a large sample of 15-year-old smokers and nonsmokers. The most prominent risk factors for smoking included the father figure not being the natural father, low family SES, and the young person having a recent part-time job. In particular, the number of adverse sociodemographic conditions present was associated with an increased likelihood of daily smoking at ages 15 and 18. It is estimated that over a I-year period the cost of cigarettes consumed by 15-year-olds alone is NZ$4.6 million. Use of sociodemographic characteristics to target adolescents at risk of becoming smokers is discussed.
Keyword Adolescent
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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