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Association of smokeless tobacco use and smoking in adolescents in the United States: An analysis of data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey, 2011.
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PMID:  23904581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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BACKGROUND: Using smokeless tobacco and smoking are behaviors that increase the risk of developing oral cancer, soft-tissue lesions, caries, periodontal disease and other oral conditions. The author conducted a study to examine use of smokeless tobacco and smoking by adolescents.
METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional analysis of participants with complete data regarding smoking, smokeless tobacco use and other variables of interest from the 2011 national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey (n = 9,655). The author performed descriptive analysis and multivariable logistic regression analyses.
RESULTS: The unadjusted odds ratio for smokeless tobacco use and smoking was 9.68 (95 percent confidence interval [CI], 7.72-12.13; P < .0001), and the adjusted odds ratio was 3.92 (95 percent CI, 2.89-5.31; P < .0001). Adolescents who used smokeless tobacco were more likely to be male, to smoke and to have engaged in binge drinking.
CONCLUSION: Adolescents who were using smokeless tobacco were more likely to be engaging in concomitant smoking and to be participating in other risk-taking behaviors. Practical Implications. Dentists are involved in helping patients with tobacco-use cessation. The association of smoking with using smokeless tobacco needs to be considered in the design of tobacco-use cessation programs for adolescents.
Authors:
R Constance Wiener
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  144     ISSN:  1943-4723     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  930-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Dr. Wiener is an assistant professor, Department of Dental Practice and Rural Health, School of Dentistry, and an assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, West Virginia University, 104A Health Sciences Center Addition, P.O. Box 9448, Morgantown, W.Va. 26506, <inter-ref locator="rwiener2@hsc.wvu.edu" locator-type=" rwiener2@hsc.wvu.edu.
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