ERIC Number: ED456392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Tobacco Use among U.S. Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups--African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics: A Report of the Surgeon General. Executive Summary.
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and certain racial and ethnic minority groups are at higher risk for using tobacco. This is the first Surgeon General's report to focus on tobacco use among these four racial and ethnic minority groups. It provides a single, comprehensive source of data on each group's pattern of tobacco use and presents information on national and regional efforts to curtail consumption of tobacco products. Preventing health problems related to tobacco use among these individuals will be integral to achieving the Healthy People 2000 objectives. Following the introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 illustrates how patterns of tobacco use differ among the groups. Chapter 3 compares the groups in terms of the incidence and prevalence of death rates for diseases commonly associated with tobacco use. Chapter 4 analyzes the smoking-related health status of these groups to determine if there is a differential risk for tobacco addiction. Chapter 5 discusses tobacco control and education efforts among members of the four ethnic minority groups. (Contains 43 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Government Publications, Minority Groups, Mortality Rate, Prevention, Smoking, Tobacco
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328 (processing code 7813, $20). Tel: 202-512-1800.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA.