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The average age of smoking onset in Germany--trends and correlates.
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PMID:  19127889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Germany is rated among the countries with the highest prevalence of tobacco use in Europe. This paper analyzes whether the age of smoking onset has decreased in recent years. METHODS: Multivariable event data analyses were performed on the basis of the representative national cross-sectional study "Drug Affinity among Young People in the Federal Republic of Germany 2004". The survey involved a total net sample of 3032 individuals aged 12 to 25. RESULTS: Socioeconomic groups starting to smoke at significantly earlier age include those from the economically deprived areas in eastern Germany, low educational achievers and subjects in households with adult smokers. CONCLUSIONS: The average age of smoking onset has decreased further in the 1978-1992 birth cohorts.
Sven Schneider; Sigrid M Mohnen; Svenja Pust
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of public health     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1661-8556     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-08     Completed Date:  2009-01-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101304551     Medline TA:  Int J Public Health     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mannheim Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical Faculty, Heidelberg University, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cohort Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Germany / epidemiology
Sex Factors
Smoking / epidemiology*
Socioeconomic Factors
Young Adult

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