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  1. Middle school students'sources of acquiring cigarettes and requests for proof of age.

    Article - En anglais


    To identify where and how middle school students acquire cigarettes and to describe factors associated with being asked for identification during their purchase.


    A modified version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey was administered to 2227 sixththrough eighth-grade students attending 53 randomly selected middle schools in North Carolina in 1995.

    Data were analyzed with Chi-square tests, Cramer V, Kruskal-Wallis nalysis of variance, and multiple logistic regression using the likelihood ratio approach.


    Of the students who had smoked during the previous 30 days, 497 (22.8%) were the focus of the analyses.

    Fifty-eight percent of current smokers were male and 69% were white.

    The most frequent source of cigarettes was borrowing (32.1%). Only 16.9% of the students had purchased cigarettes from a store, and 3.9% had purchased cigarettes from a vending machine.

    Females were more likely (p<. 006) than males to borrow or to have someone else buy cigarettes for them.

    Males were more likely (p<. 006) than females to buy cigarettes from a store or vending machine or to steal them.

    Students who purchased cigarettes from a store or vending machine were more likely (p<. 032) than other smokers to be >=1 year older than expected for their school grade.

    Among the 197 students who had purchased cigarettes during the previous 30 days, only 14.2% had been asked for proof of age. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Accessibilité, Cigarette, Vente, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Accessibility, Cigarette, Sales, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human

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

    Cote : 99-0469955

    Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 22/03/2000.