From adolescence to young adulthood: racial/ethnic disparities in smoking.

@article{Ellickson2004FromAT,
  title={From adolescence to young adulthood: racial/ethnic disparities in smoking.},
  author={Phyllis L. Ellickson and Maria Antonietta Orlando and Joan S. Tucker and David J. Klein},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2004},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={293-9}
}
OBJECTIVES We used data gathered from 6259 youths between the ages of 13 and 23 years to compare trends in smoking among 4 racial/ethnic groups. METHODS We weighted trend data to represent baseline respondent characteristics and evaluated these data with linear contrasts derived from multiple regression analyses. RESULTS Although African Americans exhibited higher initiation rates than Whites, they exhibited consistently lower rates of regular smoking than both Whites and Hispanics. This… CONTINUE READING

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