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Am J Health Behav. 2003 Jan-Feb;27(1):35-42.

Trend analysis of cigarette smoking by Indiana adolescents, 1991-2000.

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Idaho State University, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine the feasibility of using a composite index of smoking behaviors to analyze adolescent smoking.

METHODS:

A secondary analysis of data from 10 annual surveys (1991-2000), from 566,467 Indiana students in grades 6 through 12. A composite index was calculated, and differences between index scores were analyzed using 1-way ANOVA, Tukey's post hoc tests, and 2-way moving averages.

RESULTS:

Index scores increased before 1997 and decreased after 1976, with greater change among 7th through 10th graders.

CONCLUSIONS:

The 2-way moving average comparison of a composite index, used with prevalence-based trend analyses, provides a more complete picture of changes in adolescent cigarette smoking.

PMID:
12500950
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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