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Investigating race, gender, and access to cigarettes in an adolescent population.
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PMID:  22488401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To examine race and gender as potential predictors for access to cigarettes and purchasing behaviors among an adolescent population.
METHODS: Data were collected from a survey administered to 4336 high school students. The significance was examined using the chi-square test, with a P-value ≤.05.
RESULTS: Noncommercial outlets were the primary source of cigarette acquisition for white students; African American students were more likely than white students to use commercial sources to acquire cigarettes; females were more likely to report not being asked to show proof of age.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions designed to reduce youth access to tobacco must address racial and gender differences.
Authors:
Christina Proctor; Jessie Anne Barnett; Jessica Muilenburg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.
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