Ethnic differences in correlates of adolescent cigarette smoking.

  title={Ethnic differences in correlates of adolescent cigarette smoking.},
  author={Pamela C Griesler and Denise B. Kandel},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={23 3},
PURPOSE To examine the correlates of cigarette smoking among African-American, Hispanic, and white adolescents in a cross-sectional national sample. METHODS A total of 1795 mother-child dyads from the 1992 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth were selected for analyses. Measures of adolescents cigarette smoking and family, individual, peer, and sociodemographic risk factors were analyzed. RESULTS White youths reported the highest rates of lifetime, current, and persistent smoking, and… CONTINUE READING

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