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ERIC Number: EJ784903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
A Multilevel Analysis Examining the Relationship between Social Influences for Smoking and Smoking Onset
Leatherdale, Scott T.; McDonald, Paul W.; Cameron, Roy; Brown, K. Stephen
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n6 p520-530 Nov-Dec 2005
Objectives: To examine how older smoking peers at school and the smoking behavior of friends and family members are related to youth smoking. Methods: The School Smoking Profile was used to collect data on tobacco use and determinants of tobacco use from 22,091 students from 29 secondary schools in Ontario, Canada. Correlates of occasional and regular smoking were examined using multilevel logistic regression analyses. Results: Students are at increased risk for smoking if they (a) have smoking friends, (b) have smoking family members, and (c) attend a school with a relatively high senior-student smoking rate. Conclusion: These findings suggest that prevention programs should target both at-risk schools and at-risk students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada