Differences in prevalence of tobacco use among Indian urban youth: the role of socioeconomic status.

@article{Mathur2008DifferencesIP,
  title={Differences in prevalence of tobacco use among Indian urban youth: the role of socioeconomic status.},
  author={Charu Mathur and Melissa Harrell Stigler and Cheryl L. Perry and Monika Arora and K. Srinath Reddy},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={109-16}
}
This study examined whether the distribution of tobacco use and related psychosocial risk factors among youth in urban India vary by socioeconomic status (SES). Data were derived from a cross-sectional survey of students enrolled in the 6th and 8th grades in 32 schools in Delhi and Chennai (N = 11,642). The survey was conducted in 2004, before the implementation of a program designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use (MYTRI). Mixed-effect regression models were used (a) to determine the… CONTINUE READING

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