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ERIC Number: EJ838854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Validation of Self-Report on Smoking among University Students in Korea
Lee, Chung Yul; Shin, Sunmi; Lee, Hyeon Kyeong; Hong, Yoon Mi
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n5 p540-549 Sep-Oct 2009
Objective: To validate the self-reported smoking status of Korean university students. Methods: Subjects included 322 Korean university in Korea, who participated in an annual health screening. Data on smoking were collected through a self-reported questionnaire and urine test. The data were analyzed by the McNemar test. Results: In the consistency test for males, the results from the questionnaire and the urine test were in agreement, but for females, there was a significant difference between the results reported by the 2 tests (P = 0.001). Conclusions: The findings showed that Korean female university students considerably underreported their smoking behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea