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ERIC Number: EJ885799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Correlates of Young Adult Tobacco Use: Application of a Transition Framework
Lenz, Brenda K.
Journal of School Nursing, v19 n4 p232-237 2003
Anticipatory guidance is a traditional nursing intervention. The purpose of this study was to identify factors to serve as targets for anticipatory guidance prior to high school graduation to reduce tobacco initiation among young adults after graduation. A sample of 203 randomly selected freshmen and sophomore students at a major midwestern university completed a survey that included questions about tobacco use, drug use, mental health issues, stress, smoking environment, and other lifestyle choices. The prevalence rate for tobacco use was 32%. Multivariate analyses indicated that students who had used marijuana and alcohol were more likely to use tobacco. Implications for health promotion starting at the high school level were drawn from the study findings. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A