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Smoking practices, risk perception of smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure among 6th-grade students in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
Nicotine Tob Res 2007; 9(2):195-203NT

Abstract

This study assessed the smoking practices, risk perception of smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure among adolescents in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. We used a cross-sectional method to examine the smoking practices, risk perception of smoking, and ETS exposure of 6th-grade students (N=506), aged 11-13 years, attending six randomly selected middle schools. Schools were classified by school setting (i.e., public vs. private) and socioeconomic status (SES; i.e., low, middle, or high). The results indicated that 6th-grade students attending a public, low-SES school setting in Ciudad Juárez not only exhibited significantly higher rates of ETS exposure at home and in public places (p<.01) but also were more likely to have tried smoking (p<.01) and to be current smokers (p<.01), and were less likely to support a ban on smoking in public places (p<.01), compared with students who attended a private school or a public, middle- or high-SES school setting. These results provide further evidence that public health interventions to prevent initiation of smoking and to assist in smoking cessation among adolescents and to reduce their ETS exposure at home and in public need to target all school-aged students, especially those attending school in a low-SES settings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

CHES, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA. yelenabird@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17365750

Citation

Bird, Yelena, et al. "Smoking Practices, Risk Perception of Smoking, and Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure Among 6th-grade Students in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico." Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research On Nicotine and Tobacco, vol. 9, no. 2, 2007, pp. 195-203.
Bird Y, Moraros J, Olsen LK, et al. Smoking practices, risk perception of smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure among 6th-grade students in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007;9(2):195-203.
Bird, Y., Moraros, J., Olsen, L. K., Forster-Cox, S., Staines-Orozco, H., & Buckingham, R. W. (2007). Smoking practices, risk perception of smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure among 6th-grade students in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research On Nicotine and Tobacco, 9(2), pp. 195-203.
Bird Y, et al. Smoking Practices, Risk Perception of Smoking, and Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure Among 6th-grade Students in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007;9(2):195-203. PubMed PMID: 17365750.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Smoking practices, risk perception of smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke exposure among 6th-grade students in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. AU - Bird,Yelena, AU - Moraros,John, AU - Olsen,Larry K, AU - Forster-Cox,Sue, AU - Staines-Orozco,Hugo, AU - Buckingham,Robert W, PY - 2007/3/17/pubmed PY - 2007/4/6/medline PY - 2007/3/17/entrez SP - 195 EP - 203 JF - Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco JO - Nicotine Tob. Res. VL - 9 IS - 2 N2 - This study assessed the smoking practices, risk perception of smoking, and environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure among adolescents in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. We used a cross-sectional method to examine the smoking practices, risk perception of smoking, and ETS exposure of 6th-grade students (N=506), aged 11-13 years, attending six randomly selected middle schools. Schools were classified by school setting (i.e., public vs. private) and socioeconomic status (SES; i.e., low, middle, or high). The results indicated that 6th-grade students attending a public, low-SES school setting in Ciudad Juárez not only exhibited significantly higher rates of ETS exposure at home and in public places (p<.01) but also were more likely to have tried smoking (p<.01) and to be current smokers (p<.01), and were less likely to support a ban on smoking in public places (p<.01), compared with students who attended a private school or a public, middle- or high-SES school setting. These results provide further evidence that public health interventions to prevent initiation of smoking and to assist in smoking cessation among adolescents and to reduce their ETS exposure at home and in public need to target all school-aged students, especially those attending school in a low-SES settings. SN - 1462-2203 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17365750/Smoking_practices_risk_perception_of_smoking_and_environmental_tobacco_smoke_exposure_among_6th_grade_students_in_Ciudad_Juárez_Mexico_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/ntr/article-lookup/doi/10.1080/14622200601078533 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -