Prevalence and predictors of hookah use in US Air Force military recruits

Brittany D. Linde, Jon Owen Ebbert, Christin K. Pasker, G. Wayne Talcott, Darrell R. Schroeder, Andrew C. Hanson, Robert C. Klesges

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Introduction: Hookah use has gained recent popularity among U.S. youth. The current study describes the characteristics and correlates associated with hookah use in late adolescent and young adult US Air Force (USAF) recruits. Methods: Data were obtained from a cross-sectional questionnaire of USAF personnel in Technical Training School at Joint Base San Antonio (N. = 10,997). Response rate was 78%. Logistic regression was used to analyze the associations between hookah use, demographic variables, other tobacco and nicotine containing product (TNCP) use, and the social environment. Results: The prevalence of ever hookah use was 28%; at least monthly hookah use was 10%. Increased hookah use was positively associated with Hispanic ethnicity (OR [odds ratio] 1.52; 95% CI: 1.25, 1.85), cigarette smoking (OR 4.05; CI: 3.41, 4.82) and smokeless tobacco use (OR 1.35; 95% CI: 1.07, 1.71). Hookah use was negatively associated with age (OR 0.84; 95% 0.71 to 1.00), living as married (OR 0.54; 95% CI: 0.40-0.72), African American (OR 0.53; 95% CI: 0.40, 0.69) and ≥. 4-year degree (OR 0.54; 95% CI: 0.35, 0.82). Hookah use was highest among recruits who "many or almost all" of their friends smoked cigarettes (OR 2.43; 95% CI: 1.80, 3.30) and for those who reported willingness to try a tobacco product that claims to be safer than cigarettes (OR 3.16; 95% CI: 2.64, 3.77). Conclusions: Hookah use among military recruits is similar to the civilian population. A willingness to try TNCPs claiming to be safer than cigarettes may influence hookah use. Public health campaigns disseminating accurate information about hookah health risks may be needed to reduce hookah use among youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalAddictive Behaviors
Volume47
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StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Hookah
  • Military
  • Tobacco
  • Tobacco and nicotine containing product (TNCP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Toxicology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Linde, B. D., Ebbert, J. O., Pasker, C. K., Wayne Talcott, G., Schroeder, D. R., Hanson, A. C., & Klesges, R. C. (2015). Prevalence and predictors of hookah use in US Air Force military recruits. Addictive Behaviors, 47, 5-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.03.012

Prevalence and predictors of hookah use in US Air Force military recruits. / Linde, Brittany D.; Ebbert, Jon Owen; Pasker, Christin K.; Wayne Talcott, G.; Schroeder, Darrell R.; Hanson, Andrew C.; Klesges, Robert C.

In: Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 47, 01.08.2015, p. 5-10.

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Linde, BD, Ebbert, JO, Pasker, CK, Wayne Talcott, G, Schroeder, DR, Hanson, AC & Klesges, RC 2015, 'Prevalence and predictors of hookah use in US Air Force military recruits', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 47, pp. 5-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.03.012
Linde, Brittany D. ; Ebbert, Jon Owen ; Pasker, Christin K. ; Wayne Talcott, G. ; Schroeder, Darrell R. ; Hanson, Andrew C. ; Klesges, Robert C. / Prevalence and predictors of hookah use in US Air Force military recruits. In: Addictive Behaviors. 2015 ; Vol. 47. pp. 5-10.
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