Tobacco and other substance use among Alaska Native youth in western Alaska

Sarah Angstman, Christi Ann Patten, Caroline C. Renner, Anna Simon, Janet L. Thomas, Richard D. Hurt, Darrell R. Schroeder, Paul A. Decker, Kenneth P. Offord

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Abstract

Objective: To examine tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use rates among Alaska Native youth from western Alaska. Methods: The sample consisted of 665 youth ages 6-18. Results: Of children 6-10 years of age, 12% reported current use, and the prevalence rates increased with age. Females were significantly more likely than males to report tobacco use. The rates of alcohol and other drug use were very low. After adjusting for age and gender, significant correlates of tobacco use were maternal tobacco use during and after pregnancy. Conclusions: Expanded efforts are needed to address tobacco use among Alaska Native youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-260
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume31
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2007

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Alaska Natives
  • Children
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Leadership and Management

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Angstman, S., Patten, C. A., Renner, C. C., Simon, A., Thomas, J. L., Hurt, R. D., ... Offord, K. P. (2007). Tobacco and other substance use among Alaska Native youth in western Alaska. American Journal of Health Behavior, 31(3), 249-260.

Tobacco and other substance use among Alaska Native youth in western Alaska. / Angstman, Sarah; Patten, Christi Ann; Renner, Caroline C.; Simon, Anna; Thomas, Janet L.; Hurt, Richard D.; Schroeder, Darrell R.; Decker, Paul A.; Offord, Kenneth P.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 31, No. 3, 05.2007, p. 249-260.

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Angstman, S, Patten, CA, Renner, CC, Simon, A, Thomas, JL, Hurt, RD, Schroeder, DR, Decker, PA & Offord, KP 2007, 'Tobacco and other substance use among Alaska Native youth in western Alaska', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 249-260.
Angstman S, Patten CA, Renner CC, Simon A, Thomas JL, Hurt RD et al. Tobacco and other substance use among Alaska Native youth in western Alaska. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2007 May;31(3):249-260.
Angstman, Sarah ; Patten, Christi Ann ; Renner, Caroline C. ; Simon, Anna ; Thomas, Janet L. ; Hurt, Richard D. ; Schroeder, Darrell R. ; Decker, Paul A. ; Offord, Kenneth P. / Tobacco and other substance use among Alaska Native youth in western Alaska. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2007 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 249-260.
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