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Article: Smoking is associated with poor self-rated health among adolescents in Hong Kong

TitleSmoking is associated with poor self-rated health among adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2012, v. 14 n. 6, p. 682-687 How to Cite?
AbstractINTRODUCTION: To investigate the association between smoking and self-rated health (SRH) among adolescents in Hong Kong. METHODS: Form 1 (U.S. Grade 7) to 5 students (N = 36,225) from 85 randomly selected secondary schools were surveyed using anonymous, self-administered questionnaires to collect information about smoking, SRH, secondhand smoke exposure, drinking, illicit drug use, physical activities, medical services use, health complaints, and sociodemographic characteristics. Logistic regression yielded adjusted odds ratios (AORs) for poor SRH due to smoking in boys and girls. RESULTS: Compared with never-smoking, smoking experimentation, ex-smoking, and current smoking were associated with AORs (95% CI) for poor SRH of 1.22 (1.07-1.40), 1.43 (1.12-1.83), and 1.31 (1.13-1.53), p for trend <.001, in boys and 1.26 (1.10-1.39), 1.42 (1.08-1.85), and 1.75 (1.53-2.00, p for trend <.001, in girls. The AOR of poor SRH for current smoking was higher in girls than boys, p for interaction <.001. Current and experimental smoking but not ex-smoking were significantly associated with poor SRH among healthy students who had no health complaints or recent medical consultations. Increasing cigarette consumption, years of smoking, and smoking urge were also significantly associated with poor SRH. CONCLUSIONS: Smoking was associated with poor SRH among Chinese adolescents, especially girls. This finding is useful for discouraging smoking initiation and motivating quitting in adolescent smokers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151775
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.811
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.904
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
Department of Health (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Funding Information:

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health and the Department of Health (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region).

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dc.contributor.authorWang, MPen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, WSen_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, MKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:28:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:28:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationNicotine & Tobacco Research, 2012, v. 14 n. 6, p. 682-687en_US
dc.identifier.issn1462-2203en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151775-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: To investigate the association between smoking and self-rated health (SRH) among adolescents in Hong Kong. METHODS: Form 1 (U.S. Grade 7) to 5 students (N = 36,225) from 85 randomly selected secondary schools were surveyed using anonymous, self-administered questionnaires to collect information about smoking, SRH, secondhand smoke exposure, drinking, illicit drug use, physical activities, medical services use, health complaints, and sociodemographic characteristics. Logistic regression yielded adjusted odds ratios (AORs) for poor SRH due to smoking in boys and girls. RESULTS: Compared with never-smoking, smoking experimentation, ex-smoking, and current smoking were associated with AORs (95% CI) for poor SRH of 1.22 (1.07-1.40), 1.43 (1.12-1.83), and 1.31 (1.13-1.53), p for trend <.001, in boys and 1.26 (1.10-1.39), 1.42 (1.08-1.85), and 1.75 (1.53-2.00, p for trend <.001, in girls. The AOR of poor SRH for current smoking was higher in girls than boys, p for interaction <.001. Current and experimental smoking but not ex-smoking were significantly associated with poor SRH among healthy students who had no health complaints or recent medical consultations. Increasing cigarette consumption, years of smoking, and smoking urge were also significantly associated with poor SRH. CONCLUSIONS: Smoking was associated with poor SRH among Chinese adolescents, especially girls. This finding is useful for discouraging smoking initiation and motivating quitting in adolescent smokers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofNicotine & Tobacco Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinking - psychology-
dc.subject.meshHealth Status-
dc.subject.meshSelf-Assessment-
dc.subject.meshSmoking - epidemiology - psychology-
dc.subject.meshTobacco Smoke Pollution - adverse effects-
dc.titleSmoking is associated with poor self-rated health among adolescents in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, SY: syho@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLo, WS: tracia@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ntr/ntr266en_US
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dc.identifier.volume14en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWang, MP=55058836300en_US

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