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Risk of Cigarette Smoking Initiation During Adolescence Among US-Born and Non-US-Born Hispanics/Latinos: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.

TitleRisk of Cigarette Smoking Initiation During Adolescence Among US-Born and Non-US-Born Hispanics/Latinos: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.
Publication TypePublication
Year2015
AuthorsParrinello CM, Isasi CR, Xue X, Bandiera FC, Cai J, Lee DJ, Navas-Nacher EL, Perreira KM, Salgado H, Kaplan RC
JournalAm J Public Health
Volume105
Issue6
Pagination1230-6
Date Published2015 Jun
ISSN1541-0048
KeywordsAdolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Aged, Female, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Risk, Smoking, United States
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: We assessed risk of cigarette smoking initiation among Hispanics/Latinos during adolescence by migration status and gender.METHODS: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) surveyed persons aged 18 to 74 years in 2008 to 2011. Our cohort analysis (n = 2801 US-born, 13 200 non-US-born) reconstructed participants' adolescence from 10 to 18 years of age. We assessed the association between migration status and length of US residence and risk of cigarette smoking initiation during adolescence, along with effects of gender and Hispanic/Latino background.RESULTS: Among individuals who migrated by 18 years of age, median age and year of arrival were 13 years and 1980, respectively. Among women, but not men, risk of smoking initiation during adolescence was higher among the US-born (hazard ratio [HR] = 2.10; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.73, 2.57; P < .001), and those who had resided in the United States for 2 or more years (HR = 1.47; 95% CI = 1.11, 1.96; P = .01) than among persons who lived outside the United States.CONCLUSIONS: Research examining why some adolescents begin smoking after moving to the United States could inform targeted interventions.

DOI10.2105/AJPH.2014.302155
Alternate JournalAm J Public Health
PubMed ID25322293
PubMed Central IDPMC4431078
Grant ListN01HC65236 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65235 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65237 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65234 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65233 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65237 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65233 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65234 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC65236 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
P30 CA013330 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
P2C HD050924 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
MS#: 
0075
Manuscript Lead/Corresponding Author Affiliation: 
Field Center: Bronx (Einstein College of Medicine)
ECI: 
Yes
Manuscript Status: 
Published