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Titolo:
Ethnic differences in cigarette smoking among adolescents: A comparison ofJews and Arabs in Jerusalem
Autore:
Meijer, B; Branski, D; Kerem, E;
Indirizzi:
Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Shaare Zedek Med Ctr, Hadassah Med Sch,Dept Pediat,Pediat Resp Med Unit, IL-91031 Jerusalem, Israel Hebrew Univ Jerusalem Jerusalem Israel IL-91031 -91031 Jerusalem, Israel
Titolo Testata:
ISRAEL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
fascicolo: 7, volume: 3, anno: 2001,
pagine: 504 - 507
SICI:
1565-1088(200107)3:7<504:EDICSA>2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HIGH-SCHOOL-STUDENTS; UNITED-STATES; INITIATION; DRUG; SCHOOLCHILDREN; DRINKING; AMERICAN; TOBACCO; RISK;
Keywords:
adolescence; smoking; ethnic groups; Israel;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Kerem, E Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Shaare Zedek Med Ctr, Hadassah Med Sch,Dept Pediat,Pediat Resp Med Unit, POB 3235, IL-91031 Jerusalem, Israel Hebrew Univ Jerusalem POB 3235 Jerusalem Israel IL-91031 Israel
Citazione:
B. Meijer et al., "Ethnic differences in cigarette smoking among adolescents: A comparison ofJews and Arabs in Jerusalem", ISR MED ASS, 3(7), 2001, pp. 504-507

Abstract

Background: Prevention of cigarette smoking is an important issue in public health policy. Since most adult smokers began smoking in childhood, understanding behavorial factors associated with smoking initiation would contribute to smoking initiation programs. Health-related behavior may vary between different ethnic groups. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of smoking among Jewish and Arab adolescents in Jerusalem, and whether there are differences in smoking initiation between the two ethnic groups. Methods: We carded out a cross-sectional survey of all students in the 6thto 11th grades (age range 11-17 years) of a Jewish school and an Arab school in the Jerusalem area, using an anonymous self-completion questionnaire. A total of 791 questionnaires was analyzed, 479 from the Jewish students and 312 from the Arab students. Results: The lowest prevalence of smoking was found among Arab female students and the highest among Jewish female students (9% vs. 41%, P <0.001). The prevalence of smoking among Jewish and Arab males was similar. More Arabfemale students smoked than their mothers. Peer pressure seemed to be a more important factor among Jewish students. Conclusions: This study demonstrated the presence of ethnic differences insmoking prevalence and the reasons for smoking among adolescents in Israel. These results suggest the need for specific smoking prevention policies for different ethnic groups.

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