This study assessed the prevalence of and demographic variables associated with lifetime never-daily smoking in the United States.
Descriptive demographic data and logistic regression analyses were used to examine associations with never-daily smoking.
Lifetime never-daily smokers constituted a significant minority of non-White smokers.
There was a strong association between never-daily smoking and college education among young adults, particularly men.
Although never-daily smoking was associated with initiation behavior among young smokers, it also represented a persistent pattern for some smokers, particularly non-Whites and Hispanics.
The demographic distribution of never-daily smoking may have implications for developing culturally appropriate smoking prevention and cessation strategies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Fumeur, Intermittent, Comportement, Age, Sexe, Ethnie, Niveau étude, Revenu, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Démographie, Homme, Statistique descriptive, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Smoker, Intermittent, Behavior, Age, Sex, Ethnic group, Education level, Tempering, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Demography, Human, Descriptive statistics, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0252754
Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 11/09/1998.