Patrick Kraft

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OBJECTIVES The present study examined the ability of the TPB to predict the intention to quit smoking and quitting behaviour. In addition, the predictive power of future orientation, number of cigarettes smoked, planning, past behaviour and the interactions between intention and other predictors was examined. MATERIAL AND METHODS The data were derived(More)
A number of studies indicate that the prevalence of smoking declined among young Norwegian adults during the 1960s and 1970s. The present paper shows, however, that this decreasing trend seemed to level out during the 1980s. Hence the total prevalence of smoking in Norway decreased by only two percent units from 1980 to 1993, as compared with approximately(More)
Age at first intercourse among Norwegian adolescents was studied by means of survival analysis. The data stemmed from a nation-wide survey of 3000 Norwegian adolescents aged 17-19, yielding a response rate of 61.8%. Median age at first intercourse was 17.3 years among girls and 18.0 years among boys. By means of Cox regression analysis associations between(More)
Sexual knowledge among Norwegian adolescents was studied. The data stemmed from a nationwide postal survey of 3000 Norwegian adolescents aged 17-19 years, yielding a response rate of 62.8%. Information on 16 sexual knowledge items was collected. The results showed considerable knowledge gaps among adolescents on sexual physiology and anatomy, sexually(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify predictors of the adoption of safety measures by mothers of 2 year old children. SETTING 26 municipalities in the county of Sogn and Fjordane, and four municipalities in the county of Møre and Romsdal in Norway. METHODS Data was collected by questionnaires mailed to all mothers of 2 year olds in the 30 municipalities (response(More)
This paper describes contraceptive practices among Norwegian adolescents. The data stem from a survey of a random sample of 3000 adolescents aged 17 - 19, yielding a response rate of 60.9%. On the most recent occasion when intercourse took place, every fifth adolescent did not use any contraception; one in three used a condom and approximately 40% reported(More)
In order to describe the use of contraception and changes due to HIV/AIDS, a population-based survey of 3000 Norwegian adolescents aged 17-19 years old was conducted, with a response rate of 60.9%. At first intercourse, 29.2% of the girls and 33.3% of the boys reported using no contraception, while 44.4% of the girls and 39.7% of the boys reported using a(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of tobacco use among young Norwegian adults, 1973-1995. DESIGN Cross sectional personal and telephone surveys. SETTING Norway, 1973-1995. PARTICIPANTS Population based samples of Norwegians aged 16-74 years. RESULTS A trend to a decline in tobacco use among young adult Norwegians during the 1960s and 1970s(More)
This study is a report on the data of psychological nicotine dependence among Norwegian daily smokers. Nicotine dependence was higher among smokers smoking hand-rolled cigarettes than smokers smoking manufactured cigarettes in spite of the fact that the average number of cigarettes smoked per day was the same for both groups. The dependence also increased(More)