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ERIC Number: EJ776325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 92
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Do Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Need Antitobacco Education?
Berman, Barbara A.; Streja, Leanne; Bernaards, Coen A.; Eckhardt, Elizabeth A.; Kleiger, Heidi B.; Maucere, Lauren; Wong, Glenn; Barkin, Shari; Bastani, Roshan
American Annals of the Deaf, v152 n3 p344-355 2007
Little research has focused on tobacco use among deaf and hard of hearing youth. Findings are reported from a first-ever tobacco-related survey, completed by 226 California middle and high school students using either a written questionnaire or the Interactive Video Questionnaire, an interactive multimedia computer video technology. Rates for current smoking (3.1%), ever smoking (45.1%), and multiple types of tobacco use (10.6%) were found to be lower than among high school students generally; mainstreamed students were likelier to have ever tried smoking than their deaf school peers (57.8% vs. 31.8%). No statistically significant associations were found between ever smoking and race/ethnicity, gender, school performance, or prelingual vs. postlingual deafening; a quarter of the sample experienced occasional peer pressure to use tobacco products. Tobacco use covariates, exposure to cigarette marketing and anti-smoking programming, and tobacco education needs of deaf and hard of hearing youth are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California