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Addiction. 1998 Mar;93(3):433-40.

The relationship between depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking in US adolescents.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Abstract

AIMS:

Data from the Teenage Attitudes and Practices Survey were analyzed to assess the relationship between depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking. DESIGNS, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: Nationally representative sample of adolescents interviewed in 1989 and again in 1993.

MEASUREMENTS:

Prevalence rate and adjusted odds ratio for smoking at follow-up by depressive symptoms status at baseline.

FINDINGS:

Adolescents with depressive symptoms were more likely than other adolescents to start smoking.

CONCLUSIONS:

The associations between depressive symptoms and regular smoking appears to be established by adolescence.

PMID:
10328050
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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