Age at smoking onset and its effect on smoking cessation.
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between cessation and age at which person starts smoking.
Duta from a survey of nine neighborhoods in Philadelphia (1985-1987) were analyzed.
Interviews were conducted in the home using a structured ques tionnaire.
Participants were from a probability sample (n=1700) of males aged 35 years or older.
Sixty-six percent of the smokers in this scries started smoking before 18 years of age.
Smoking cessation rate was 58.1% in Whites and 38.8% in Blacks.
Age, race, marital status education, health condition, amount smoked, and doration of smoking were significant predictors of smoking cessation.
Age al initiation of smoking was a significant factor for continuation of smoking.
Men who started smoking before 16 years of age had an odds ratio of 2.1 (95% confidence interval : 1.4-3.0) for not quitting smoking compared to those who started at a later age.
These findings emphasize the need for prevention program targeted to children below 16 years of age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Prédiction, Abstinence, Age apparition, Initiation, Facteur sociodémographique, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Pennsylvanie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Prediction, Abstinence, Age of onset, Initiation, Sociodemographic factor, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, America, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18I15. Création : 22/03/2000.