TITLE

Smoking Among East Asian College Students: Prevalence and Correlates

AUTHOR(S)
Seo, Dong-Chul; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Kim, Nayoung; Lee, Chung Gun; Choe, Siyoung
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Behavior;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p199
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives: To compare the prevalence and correlates of cigarette smoking among East Asian college students. Methods: Data were collected from college students (N=16,558) in China, Hong Kong, Malay­sia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan (response rate: 78%). Results: Religion was independently associated with college students' smoking in China (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 1.82) and South Korea (AOR = 0.80). Being a heavy drinker and having a higher exposure to secondhand smoke were associated with higher smoking rates (Ps < .001). Conclusions: The East Asian economies show a varied prevalence of college smoking but a similar pattern of relationship with its correlates.
ACCESSION #
84366700

 

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