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Smoking among East asian college students: prevalence and correlates.
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PMID:  23026101     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence and correlates of cigarette smoking among East Asian college students.
METHODS: Data were collected from college students (N=16,558) in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan (response rate: 78%).
RESULTS: Religion was independently associated with college students' smoking in China (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 1.82) and South Korea (AOR = 0.80). Being a heavy drinker and having a higher exposure to secondhand smoke were associated with higher smoking rates (Ps < .001).
CONCLUSIONS: The East Asian economies show a varied prevalence of college smoking but a similar pattern of relationship with its correlates.
Authors:
Dong-Chul Seo; Mohammad R Torabi; Nayoung Kim; Chung Gun Lee; Siyoung Choe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-207     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. seo@indiana.edu.
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