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ERIC Number: EJ786420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0272-930X
Predictors of Arab American Adolescent Tobacco Use
Rice, Virginia Hill; Weglicki, Linda S.; Templin, Thomas; Hammad, Adnan; Jamil, Hikmet; Kulwicki, Anahid
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v52 n2 p327-342 Apr 2006
This study examined personal, psychosocial, sociocultural, and environmental predictors in tobacco use for 1,671 Arab American adolescents. Cigarette smoking in the past 30 days was 6.9%. This increased from 1% at age 14 to 14% at age 18. Twenty-nine percent of the youths reported having ever smoked cigarettes. Experimentation with narghile was 27%; it increased from 23% at 14 years to 40% at 18 years. All trends were significant (p less than 0.001). Logistic regression analyses found 11 predictors for having smoked a cigarette in the past 30 days and 9 and 7 predictors, respectively, for having ever smoked a cigarette or the narghile. Tobacco use by friends and family members was the strongest predictor of cigarette and narghile smoking. Narghile use supported cigarette smoking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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