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Am J Health Behav. 2004 Mar-Apr;28(2):173-9.

Correlates of bidi use among youth.

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Division of Health Education and Behavioral Science, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health, 335 George Street, Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688, USA. hrywnama@umdnj.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To identify characteristics associated with youth bidi use.

METHODS:

The New Jersey Youth Tobacco Survey is a self-administered school-based survey that uses a 2-stage cluster sample design to obtain a representative statewide sample; 9589 students (grades 7-12) participated. Logistic regression was used to generate an adjusted odds ratio (OR) for current bidi use for each variable, controlling for gender, race, and school grade.

RESULTS:

Higher odds for current bidi use were noted for black and Hispanic students, users of other tobacco products, and students that perceived bidis as safer than cigarettes.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results suggest specific groups that should be targeted for intervention.

PMID:
15058518
DOI:
10.5993/ajhb.28.2.8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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