Smoking among Mexican Americans: a three-generation study.

  title={Smoking among Mexican Americans: a three-generation study.},
  author={Kyriakos S. Markides and Jeannine Coreil and L. A. Ray},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={77 6},
Smoking behavior was investigated with data from a three-generation study of Mexican Americans in San Antonio, Texas. Rates of smoking among the men were found to be higher than rates for other White men obtained in previous studies, while rates for women were slightly lower than those reported for other White women. However, the percentage of light smokers was considerably higher among Mexican Americans than among other groups. There was no evidence that acculturation was a consistent… CONTINUE READING

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