The influence of friends, family, and older peers on smoking among elementary school students: low-risk students in high-risk schools.

@article{Leatherdale2006TheIO,
  title={The influence of friends, family, and older peers on smoking among elementary school students: low-risk students in high-risk schools.},
  author={Scott T Leatherdale and Roy Cameron and Kathleen S. Brown and Mari Alice Jolin and Christina Kroeker},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={218-22}
}
BACKGROUND This study examined how older smoking peers at school and the smoking behaviour of friends and family members are related to youth smoking. METHODS Multi-level logistic regression analysis was used to examine correlates of ever smoking in a sample of 4286 grade 6 and 7 students from 57 elementary schools in Ontario, Canada (2001). RESULTS Each 1% increase in the smoking rate among grade 8 students increased the odds that a student in grades 6 or 7 was an ever smoker versus never… CONTINUE READING