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ERIC Number: EJ903488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
An Online Survey of Cigarette Use in College Students: Using Demographic Information to Influence Health Education, Prevention and Intervention Efforts
D'Abundo, Michelle Lee; Marinaro, Laura Marie; Fiala, Kelly Ann
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v4 n2 p6-9 Fall-Win 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare the demographic characteristics of undergraduate smokers and non-smokers at a mid-sized, Mid-Atlantic university using an online survey. Five hundred ten students (77.7% response rate) participated. Data analysis revealed major, year, and athlete status were related to smoking, while gender and age were not. Twenty-three percent of participants reported being smokers, compared to 2.7% of athletes. Participants enrolled in health-related majors were half as likely to smoke (11.8%) than their counterparts. Implications include tailoring smoking education, prevention and intervention efforts for students with characteristics related to higher smoking rates. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A