To the authors'knowledge, calendar year trends in cigarette smoking initiation rates have not been examined on a population basis.
National Health Interview Survey data (1970,1978,1979,1980,1987, and 1988) on age of starting to smoke fairly regularly were used to compute smoking initiation rates for males and females aged 10-24 years from 1944 through the mid-1980s.
Information from 102,626 respondents was included.
The authors examined trends in these rates and looked for associations with milestones in the antismoking public health campaign.
Smoking initiation in 21-to 24-year-old (adult) males declined sharply beginning around 1950 when evidence regarding the health consequences of smoking was first made public.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Age apparition, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Enfant, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Age, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Age of onset, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Child, Epidemiology, Sex, Age, Health education, Prevention, United States, North America, America
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