To examine patterns of smoking behavior among subgroups of Asian-American youth in California and their relationship with acculturation status.
Data were from the 1990-1996 California Tobacco Survey and the California Youth Tobacco Survey, which assessed smoking-related attitudes and behaviors among California youth in grades 7-12.
Among the 20,482 respondents, 1,810 were Asian-Americans.
Variables assessed included lifetime smoking prevalence, 30-day smoking prevalence, and age of smoking onset.
Acculturation status was assessed with measures of English usage, language spoken at home, and age at immigration to the United States.
Of the 1,810 Asian-Americans (52% male), 19% were Chinese, 33% Filipino, 8% Japanese, 13% Korean, and 26% other Asian-Americans.
Lifetime smoking prevalence was 16.1% for Asians and 26.1% for non-Asians.
The 30-day smoking rate was 6.9% for Asians and 14.2% for non-Asians.
Subgroup-specific analyses revealed differences in lifetime smoking prevalence (18.9% for Filipinos, 17.3% for Japanese, 16.3% for Koreans, 11.0% for Chinese, and 13.7% for other Asian-Americans) and 30-day smoking rate (8.6% for Filipinos, 8.3% for Koreans, 7.4% for Japanese, 2.8% for Chinese, and 7.2% for other Asian-Americans). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Adolescent, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévalence, Sexe, Ethnie, Milieu culturel, Acculturation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Adolescent, Human, California, United States, North America, America, Prevalence, Sex, Ethnic group, Cultural environment, Acculturation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0340491
Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 14/12/1999.