Perceived racial/ethnic harassment and tobacco use among African American young adults.


Journal Article

We examined the association between perceived racial/ethnic harassment and tobacco use in 2129 African American college students in North Carolina. Age-adjusted and multivariate analyses evaluated the effect of harassment on daily and less-than-daily tobacco use. Harassed participants were twice as likely to use tobacco daily (odds ratio = 2.01; 95% confidence interval=1.94, 2.08) compared with those with no reported harassment experiences. Experiences of racial/ethnic harassment may contribute to tobacco use behaviors among some African American young adults.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bennett, GG; Wolin, KY; Robinson, EL; Fowler, S; Edwards, CL

Published Date

  • February 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 238 - 240

PubMed ID

  • 15671457

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15671457

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.2004.037812


  • eng