This study explored predictors of smoking among a large, representative national sample of students enrolled in American 4-year colleges.
A sample of undergraduate students, randomly selected from 140 colleges, was sent a detailed questionnaire that included questions about smoking status.
The 30-day smoking prevalence was 22.3% ; 25% of the participants were former smokers.
Multivariate analyses suggested that, among college students, men are less likely to smoke than women.
In addition, high-risk behaviors (e.g., marijuana use) and lifestyle choices (e.g., nonparticipation in athletics) increased the likelihood of being a smoker.
This study's findings have important implications for health education and promotion among college populations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Etudiant, Milieu scolaire, Comportement, Prédicteur, Adulte jeune, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Questionnaire, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Student, School environment, Behavior, Predictor, Young adult, Human, United States, North America, America, Questionnaire, Prevention
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Cote : 98-0252759
Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 11/09/1998.