Early smoking initiation and associated factors among in-school male and female adolescents in seven African countries.

@article{Peltzer2011EarlySI,
  title={Early smoking initiation and associated factors among in-school male and female adolescents in seven African countries.},
  author={Karl Peltzer},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={320-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This report examines the prevalence and common correlates of early smoking initiation among male and female school children across seven African countries. METHOD The total sample included 17,725 school children aged 13 to 15 years from nationally representative samples in seven African countries. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to assess the relationship between early smoking initiation, health compromising behaviours, mental distress, protective factors and… CONTINUE READING
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