Prevalence of tobacco use among first-term Air Force personnel before and after basic military training.
To support the goal of a tobacco-free Air Force, a longitudinal study of 3,531 first-term airmen was conducted during basic military training (BMT) at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Tobacco use is currently prohibited during the 6-week period of BMT.
Three self-reported surveys to determine tobacco use prevalence and behaviors were administered at the beginning, end, and 90 days post-BMT.
Results indicate that 36% of men and 29% of women used some form of tobacco prior to BMT.
Within 90 days after completing BMT, 74% of matched males and females resumed tobacco use and 6% of matched males and females initiated tobacco use.
Regression analysis found that several survey questions could predict 85% of tobacco use and 88% of non-tobacco use after BMT.
We conclude that tobacco prohibition during BMT has a small, beneficial effect on post-BMT tobacco use.
Further efforts, however, are needed to meet the goal of a tobacco-free Air Force.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Service militaire, Militaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévalence, Etude comparative, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Military service, Military, United States, North America, America, Prevalence, Comparative study, Epidemiology, Human
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Cote : 96-0415816
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 10/04/1997.