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A secondary analysis of smoking among rural and urban youth using the MTF data set.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9471088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper compares rural and urban youth cigarette-smoking behavior using the Monitoring the Future data set, a national, probability-based, multi-stage sample design. Cigarette smoking was examined by region, race, and gender over time. Results indicated that rural White males smoked more often (30-day prevalence of 34%) than any other group. Urban Black males smoked the least (10%). Urban White females smoked more (30-day prevalence of 33%) than urban Black females (7%). In general, rural and urban Whites reported smoking at significantly higher rates than rural and urban Blacks. Smoking rates declined steadily for both rural and urban Black females and urban Black males over the study period. These data document distinctive patterns of tobacco use among the nation's youth, which can be used by program planners for specific targeted interventions.
P D Sarvela; C E Cronk; F R Isberner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school health     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0022-4391     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sch Health     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-03     Completed Date:  1998-04-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376370     Medline TA:  J Sch Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-5     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Education, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 62901, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior*
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Attitude to Health
Data Collection
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Random Allocation
Risk Factors
Rural Population / statistics & numerical data*
Sampling Studies
Sex Distribution
Smoking / epidemiology*
United States / epidemiology
Urban Population / statistics & numerical data*

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