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Article: Factors influencing smoking behavior in Hong Kong primary schoolchildren: targets for prevention.

TitleFactors influencing smoking behavior in Hong Kong primary schoolchildren: targets for prevention.
Authors
Issue Date1995
PublisherThe Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.apacph.org/journal.asp
Citation
Asia-Pacific Journal Of Public Health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium For Public Health, 1995, v. 8 n. 2, p. 102-108 How to Cite?
AbstractThe uptake of smoking by children and factors influencing such behavior, although well documented in the West, have not been studied in the Asia-Pacific region. A cross-sectional survey was carried out on 3,521 children, aged 8-11 years living in two districts of Hong Kong. Knowledge, attitude and behavior related to smoking and sociodemographic data were obtained from questionnaires completed by parents and children. Eleven percent of boys and 5 percent of girls were ever-smokers, 5 percent of all eight-year-olds and 21 percent of 11-year-olds. Believing that parents will not interfere with their smoking (adjusted odds ratio 5.52; 95% confidence interval 2.72, 11.18), living with family members who smoke (1.72; 1.33, 2.23), and having a positive attitude to smoking (4.13; 1.43, 11.98) were factors predictive of ever-smokers. Experimentation with smoking is a major health risk for primary school children in Hong Kong and indicates failure of current smoking prevention programs. Effective culture-specific programs to counteract risk factors and with continuing evaluation are urgently needed; they should be based on information from appropriately-designed epidemiological studies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151525
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dc.contributor.authorPeters, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_US
dc.contributor.authorOng, SGen_US
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dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsia-Pacific Journal Of Public Health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium For Public Health, 1995, v. 8 n. 2, p. 102-108en_US
dc.identifier.issn1010-5395en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe uptake of smoking by children and factors influencing such behavior, although well documented in the West, have not been studied in the Asia-Pacific region. A cross-sectional survey was carried out on 3,521 children, aged 8-11 years living in two districts of Hong Kong. Knowledge, attitude and behavior related to smoking and sociodemographic data were obtained from questionnaires completed by parents and children. Eleven percent of boys and 5 percent of girls were ever-smokers, 5 percent of all eight-year-olds and 21 percent of 11-year-olds. Believing that parents will not interfere with their smoking (adjusted odds ratio 5.52; 95% confidence interval 2.72, 11.18), living with family members who smoke (1.72; 1.33, 2.23), and having a positive attitude to smoking (4.13; 1.43, 11.98) were factors predictive of ever-smokers. Experimentation with smoking is a major health risk for primary school children in Hong Kong and indicates failure of current smoking prevention programs. Effective culture-specific programs to counteract risk factors and with continuing evaluation are urgently needed; they should be based on information from appropriately-designed epidemiological studies.en_US
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dc.publisherThe Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.apacph.org/journal.aspen_US
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dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
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dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSmoking - Epidemiology - Prevention & Control - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshStudentsen_US
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