Arab American Youth Tobacco Use in a Clinic Population: A Community-Based Collaborative Project

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159291
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Presentation
Title:
Arab American Youth Tobacco Use in a Clinic Population: A Community-Based Collaborative Project
Abstract:
Arab American Youth Tobacco Use in a Clinic Population: A Community-Based Collaborative Project
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Weglicki, Linda, Assistant Professor
Contact Address:CON, 5557 Cass Avenue, 368 Cohn, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Co-Authors:Thomas Templin, PhD; Virginia Rice, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, Professor
Tobacco use in Arab Americans is among the highest in the world. As the Detroit metropolitan area is a major port of entry for peoples of the Middle East, the identification of tobacco use patterns among Arab American youth is important. METHOD: A sample of 312 Arab American, 14-18 year olds participated in first phase of this clinical trial. The sample was 60% male; average age 15.7 years (SD=1.14); 80% were immigrants. Twenty-six percent had one or more friends who smoked, which increased with age (p=.019). Self-reported cigarette smoking was related to age (p < .025); from 1.4% at age 14 to 12% by age 18; 22% reported narghile use. RESULTS: Multivariate logistic regressions were used to examine 24 predictors in an Arab American Tobacco Use Model. Except for father smoking, all predictors were significantly correlated to one or more of the outcome variables (‘Smoked in the Past 30 days’, ‘Ever Smoked’, and ‘Risk for Habitual Use’). Largest correlations were “close friends who smoke”, “brother who smokes”, “born in the US”, and “one or more tobacco offers by family or friends”. Youth who used the narghile were 1.8 times more likely to have ‘Ever Smoked’; youth who reported “brother who smokes” were 1.5 times more likely to be at ‘Risk for Habitual Use’ and 2.4 times more likely to have ‘Smoked in the Past 30 days’. CONCLUSIONS: Peer and family tobacco use are important predictors of Arab American youth tobacco use and point the way for intervention strategies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleArab American Youth Tobacco Use in a Clinic Population: A Community-Based Collaborative Projecten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159291-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Arab American Youth Tobacco Use in a Clinic Population: A Community-Based Collaborative Project</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Weglicki, Linda, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 5557 Cass Avenue, 368 Cohn, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Thomas Templin, PhD; Virginia Rice, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Tobacco use in Arab Americans is among the highest in the world. As the Detroit metropolitan area is a major port of entry for peoples of the Middle East, the identification of tobacco use patterns among Arab American youth is important. METHOD: A sample of 312 Arab American, 14-18 year olds participated in first phase of this clinical trial. The sample was 60% male; average age 15.7 years (SD=1.14); 80% were immigrants. Twenty-six percent had one or more friends who smoked, which increased with age (p=.019). Self-reported cigarette smoking was related to age (p &lt; .025); from 1.4% at age 14 to 12% by age 18; 22% reported narghile use. RESULTS: Multivariate logistic regressions were used to examine 24 predictors in an Arab American Tobacco Use Model. Except for father smoking, all predictors were significantly correlated to one or more of the outcome variables (&lsquo;Smoked in the Past 30 days&rsquo;, &lsquo;Ever Smoked&rsquo;, and &lsquo;Risk for Habitual Use&rsquo;). Largest correlations were &ldquo;close friends who smoke&rdquo;, &ldquo;brother who smokes&rdquo;, &ldquo;born in the US&rdquo;, and &ldquo;one or more tobacco offers by family or friends&rdquo;. Youth who used the narghile were 1.8 times more likely to have &lsquo;Ever Smoked&rsquo;; youth who reported &ldquo;brother who smokes&rdquo; were 1.5 times more likely to be at &lsquo;Risk for Habitual Use&rsquo; and 2.4 times more likely to have &lsquo;Smoked in the Past 30 days&rsquo;. CONCLUSIONS: Peer and family tobacco use are important predictors of Arab American youth tobacco use and point the way for intervention strategies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:52:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:52:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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