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Am J Public Health. 1990 Nov;80(11):1330-3.

Depressive mood, the single-parent home, and adolescent cigarette smoking.

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Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032.

Abstract

The association between depressive mood and cigarette smoking among adolescents was examined within a multivariate model. Subjects were 205 eleventh graders (123 boys and 82 girls) enrolled in a Northeast metropolitan public high school for science-oriented students. Logistic regression analysis showed an independent relation of depressive mood, friends' smoking behavior, and living in a single-parent home with cigarette smoking. Depression scores correlated with the number of cigarettes smoked. These associations suggest that depressive mood and stress may contribute to the onset of smoking.

PMID:
2240299
PMCID:
PMC1404887
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.80.11.1330
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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