Ethnic and gender differences in drinking and smoking among London adolescents.

  title={Ethnic and gender differences in drinking and smoking among London adolescents.},
  author={David W Best and Salman Rawaf and John Rowley and Keith Floyd and Victoria Manning and John Strang},
  journal={Ethnicity & health},
  volume={6 1},
OBJECTIVES The study examines stages of drinking and smoking careers and transitions from initiation to regular use among adolescents, as a function of ethnic status and gender. DESIGN The data were collected using a confidential, self-completion questionnaire assessing onset and frequency of drinking and smoking. The sample consisted of 1777 adolescents, between the ages of 11 and 14, drawn from eight secondary schools in south-west London. RESULTS For both smoking and drinking, white… CONTINUE READING

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