This study examined cigarette smoking attitudes, peer and parental influence, and first use among children in southeastern Louisiana.
Data from 933 children in grades 3 through 6 in the Bogalusa Heart Study (1993 through 1994) were analyzed.
Fifteen percent of the children had tried smoking.
Of these, 40% first smoked with a family member, and 46% obtained their first cigarette from a family member or from home.
Correlates of ever having smoked were race, sex, having a best friend or family member who smoked, and attitudes that smoking is disgusting and that nonsmokers get better grades.
Prevention programs should begin early and focus on family and peer influences as well as attitudes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Cigarette, Attitude, Comportement, Interaction sociale, Relation parent enfant, Relation interpair, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Louisiane, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Psychométrie, Première consommation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Cigarette, Attitude, Behavior, Social interaction, Parent child relation, Peer relation, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Child, Human, Louisiana, United States, North America, America, Psychometrics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0478594
Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 03/02/1998.