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
Publisher MARCEL DEKKER INC
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
Cohort
Smoking
Sociodemographic
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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