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Unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and smoking among Asian Americans in the National Latino and Asian American Study.

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Chae, DH; Takeuchi, DT; Barbeau, EM; Bennett, GG; Lindsey, J; Krieger, N
Published in: American journal of public health
March 2008

We examined the relations of self-report of general unfair treatment and self-report of race/ethnicity-specific discrimination with current smoking among Asian Americans. We investigated whether ethnic identification moderated either association.Weighted logistic regressions were performed among 1977 Asian Americans recruited to the National Latino and Asian American Study (2002-2003).In weighted multivariate logistic regression models including both general unfair treatment and racial/ethnic discrimination, odds of current smoking were higher among Asian Americans who reported high levels of unfair treatment (odds ratio [OR]=2.80; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.13, 6.95) and high levels of racial/ethnic discrimination (OR=2.40; 95% CI=0.94, 6.12) compared with those who reported no unfair treatment and discrimination, respectively. High levels of ethnic identification moderated racial/ethnic discrimination (F(3) =3.25; P =.03). High levels of ethnic identification were associated with lower probability of current smoking among participants reporting high levels of racial/ethnic discrimination.Our findings suggest that experiences of unfair treatment and racial/ethnic discrimination are risk factors for smoking among Asian Americans. Efforts to promote ethnic identification may be effective in mitigating the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on smoking in this population.

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American journal of public health

DOI

EISSN

1541-0048

ISSN

0090-0036

Publication Date

March 2008

Volume

98

Issue

3

Start / End Page

485 / 492

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Smoking
  • Risk-Taking
  • Risk Factors
  • Racial Groups
  • Public Health
  • Prejudice
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
 

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Chae, D. H., Takeuchi, D. T., Barbeau, E. M., Bennett, G. G., Lindsey, J., & Krieger, N. (2008). Unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and smoking among Asian Americans in the National Latino and Asian American Study. American Journal of Public Health, 98(3), 485–492. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2006.102012
Chae, David H., David T. Takeuchi, Elizabeth M. Barbeau, Gary G. Bennett, Jane Lindsey, and Nancy Krieger. “Unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and smoking among Asian Americans in the National Latino and Asian American Study.American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 3 (March 2008): 485–92. https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.2006.102012.
Chae DH, Takeuchi DT, Barbeau EM, Bennett GG, Lindsey J, Krieger N. Unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and smoking among Asian Americans in the National Latino and Asian American Study. American journal of public health. 2008 Mar;98(3):485–92.
Chae, David H., et al. “Unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and smoking among Asian Americans in the National Latino and Asian American Study.American Journal of Public Health, vol. 98, no. 3, Mar. 2008, pp. 485–92. Epmc, doi:10.2105/ajph.2006.102012.
Chae DH, Takeuchi DT, Barbeau EM, Bennett GG, Lindsey J, Krieger N. Unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and smoking among Asian Americans in the National Latino and Asian American Study. American journal of public health. 2008 Mar;98(3):485–492.

Published In

American journal of public health

DOI

EISSN

1541-0048

ISSN

0090-0036

Publication Date

March 2008

Volume

98

Issue

3

Start / End Page

485 / 492

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Smoking
  • Risk-Taking
  • Risk Factors
  • Racial Groups
  • Public Health
  • Prejudice
  • Middle Aged
  • Male