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Article: Use patterns of cigarettes and alternative tobacco products and socioeconomic correlates in Hong Kong secondary school students

TitleUse patterns of cigarettes and alternative tobacco products and socioeconomic correlates in Hong Kong secondary school students
Authors
Issue Date2021
PublisherNature Research: Fully open access journals. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/srep/index.html
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2021, v. 11 n. 1, p. article no. 17253 How to Cite?
AbstractSmoking is a major cause of health inequities. However, sociodemographic differences in adolescent tobacco use are unclear. In a territory-wide school-based anonymous survey in 2018/19, we investigated tobacco use and sociodemographic correlates in 33,991 students (mean age 14.8 ± 1.9 years) in Hong Kong. Tobacco use prevalence and current-ever use ratios by sociodemographic factors were calculated. Generalised linear mixed models were used in association analyses. Current use was highest for cigarettes (3.2%), closely followed by alternative tobacco products (3.0%). Current-ever use ratios were highest for heated tobacco products (HTPs, 0.60), followed by nicotine e-cigarettes (0.52), waterpipe (0.51), and cigarettes (0.35). Use prevalence and current-ever use ratios of all products showed curvilinear relations with perceived family affluence (P values < 0.01), being highest in the richest families. Tobacco use was also associated with more senior grades, the lowest parental education, and boys, but current-ever use ratios of HTPs and waterpipe were higher in girls (P values < 0.05). The results suggested that adolescent ever users of nicotine-containing alternative tobacco products were more likely to keep using them than cigarettes, and the richest adolescents were at the highest risks of tobacco use. Diverse tobacco control measures are needed to improve health equity, especially on alternative tobacco products.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/302328
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2020 Impact Factor: 4.379
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.240
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dc.contributor.authorWANG, L-
dc.contributor.authorCHEN, J-
dc.contributor.authorLEUNG, LT-
dc.contributor.authorHo, SY-
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH-
dc.contributor.authorWang, MP-
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-06T03:30:43Z-
dc.date.available2021-09-06T03:30:43Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationScientific Reports, 2021, v. 11 n. 1, p. article no. 17253-
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/302328-
dc.description.abstractSmoking is a major cause of health inequities. However, sociodemographic differences in adolescent tobacco use are unclear. In a territory-wide school-based anonymous survey in 2018/19, we investigated tobacco use and sociodemographic correlates in 33,991 students (mean age 14.8 ± 1.9 years) in Hong Kong. Tobacco use prevalence and current-ever use ratios by sociodemographic factors were calculated. Generalised linear mixed models were used in association analyses. Current use was highest for cigarettes (3.2%), closely followed by alternative tobacco products (3.0%). Current-ever use ratios were highest for heated tobacco products (HTPs, 0.60), followed by nicotine e-cigarettes (0.52), waterpipe (0.51), and cigarettes (0.35). Use prevalence and current-ever use ratios of all products showed curvilinear relations with perceived family affluence (P values < 0.01), being highest in the richest families. Tobacco use was also associated with more senior grades, the lowest parental education, and boys, but current-ever use ratios of HTPs and waterpipe were higher in girls (P values < 0.05). The results suggested that adolescent ever users of nicotine-containing alternative tobacco products were more likely to keep using them than cigarettes, and the richest adolescents were at the highest risks of tobacco use. Diverse tobacco control measures are needed to improve health equity, especially on alternative tobacco products.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherNature Research: Fully open access journals. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/srep/index.html-
dc.relation.ispartofScientific Reports-
dc.rightsScientific Reports. Copyright © Nature Research: Fully open access journals.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.titleUse patterns of cigarettes and alternative tobacco products and socioeconomic correlates in Hong Kong secondary school students-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHo, SY: syho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWang, MP: mpwang@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.authorityWang, MP=rp01863-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-021-96452-y-
dc.identifier.pmid34446733-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC8390664-
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dc.identifier.hkuros324793-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 17253-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 17253-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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