This study determined how often primary care physicians ask adolescents about smoking.
We surveyed a stratified random sample of community-based, board-certified California physicians, using a mailed questionnaire.
Overall, physicians (n=343 ; 77% response rate) screened younger adolescents for regular smoking during 71.4% (95% confidence interval [CI]=67.9,74.9) of routine physical exams and older adolescents during 84.8% (95% CI=82.3,87.4) of such visits.
For acute-care visits, the screening rates were 24.4% (95% CI=20.6,28.1) for younger and 40.2% (95% CI=36.4,44.0) for older adolescents.
Physicians asked 18.2% (95% CI=15.2,21.3) of younger and 35.6% (95% CI=32.0,39.1) of older adolescents about experimental smoking.
Screening varied by speciality.
These data imply that physicians are missing opportunities to screen adolescents for smoking.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Sevrage toxique, Tabac, Médecin, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Questionnaire, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Poison withdrawal, Tobacco, Physician, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human, California, United States, North America, America, Questionnaire, Health staff
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Cote : 97-0478593
Code Inist : 002B18I15. Création : 03/02/1998.