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Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use.

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Edwards, CL; Bennett, GG; Wolin, KY; Johnson, S; Fowler, S; Whitfield, KE; Askew, S; MacKinnon, D; McDougald, C; Hubbard, R; Wellington, C ...
Published in: J Natl Med Assoc
March 2008

Blacks experience disproportionately elevated rates of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. Blacks experience delayed smoking initiation relative to other racial/ethnic groups, highlighting the importance of examining smoking correlates occurring in late adolescence/early adulthood. The current study reports data collected as part of an ongoing collaborative effort to assess alcohol and drug use on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Two-thousand, two-hundred, seventy-seven African-American subjects, aged 20.3 +/- 3.9 (range 18-53), completed the CORE Alcohol and Drug survey and a brief demographic questionnaire. Results indicated that 90% of all subjects overestimated the rate of smoking among their peers. Overestimating was associated with a > 80% increase in the risk of smoking. These data highlight the need to correct misinformation regarding smoking norms among students at some HBCUs.

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J Natl Med Assoc

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ISSN

0027-9684

Publication Date

March 2008

Volume

100

Issue

3

Start / End Page

299 / 302

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Universities
  • United States
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Students
  • Social Perception
  • Smoking
  • Risk-Taking
  • Risk Factors
  • Research Design
  • Public Health
 

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Edwards, C. L., Bennett, G. G., Wolin, K. Y., Johnson, S., Fowler, S., Whitfield, K. E., … Robinson, E. (2008). Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use. J Natl Med Assoc, 100(3), 299–302. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0027-9684(15)31242-6
Edwards, Christopher L., Gary G. Bennett, Kathleen Y. Wolin, Stephanie Johnson, Sherrye Fowler, Keith E. Whitfield, Sandy Askew, et al. “Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use.J Natl Med Assoc 100, no. 3 (March 2008): 299–302. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0027-9684(15)31242-6.
Edwards CL, Bennett GG, Wolin KY, Johnson S, Fowler S, Whitfield KE, et al. Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Mar;100(3):299–302.
Edwards, Christopher L., et al. “Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use.J Natl Med Assoc, vol. 100, no. 3, Mar. 2008, pp. 299–302. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/s0027-9684(15)31242-6.
Edwards CL, Bennett GG, Wolin KY, Johnson S, Fowler S, Whitfield KE, Askew S, MacKinnon D, McDougald C, Hubbard R, Wellington C, Feliu M, Robinson E. Misestimation of peer tobacco use: understanding disparities in tobacco use. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Mar;100(3):299–302.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Natl Med Assoc

DOI

ISSN

0027-9684

Publication Date

March 2008

Volume

100

Issue

3

Start / End Page

299 / 302

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Universities
  • United States
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Students
  • Social Perception
  • Smoking
  • Risk-Taking
  • Risk Factors
  • Research Design
  • Public Health