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  1. Does the US Navy attract young women who smoke ?

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To assess whether the United States Navy is disproportionately attracting and recruiting female smokers from the civilian sector.

    Methods-Standardised comparisons of cigarette use among Navy women recruits and civilian women were conducted with data from a 1996-97 Department of Defense study and the 1994 National Health Interview Survey.

    Results

    Young Navy women recruits (18-22 years) had significantly higher rates of current and heavy smoking than their civilian counterparts after adjusting for differences in sociodemographic characteristics.

    Smoking rates among older recruits and civilian women (23-30 years) were not significantly different.

    Conclusions-It seems that the Navy attracts young civilian women who already smoke, many of whom smoke heavily.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Marine, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévalence, Fumeur, Epidémiologie, Recrutement, Tabagisme, Facteur sociodémographique, Etude cohorte, Homme, Femelle, Comparaison interindividuelle, Profession

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Marine, United States, North America, America, Prevalence, Smoker, Epidemiology, Recruitment, Tobacco smoking, Sociodemographic factor, Cohort study, Human, Female, Interindividual comparison, Profession

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0000847

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 31/05/1999.