Journal article

Staying smoke-free: Factors associated with nonsmoking among urban Aboriginal adolescents in the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH)

Christina Heris, Katherine A Thurber, Darryl Wright, David Thomas, Catherine Chamberlain, Lina Gubhaju, Simone Sherriff, Bridgette McNamara, Emily Banks, Natalie Smith, Sandra Eades



ISSUE ADDRESSED: To examine the factors associated with preventing regular smoking among Aboriginal adolescents. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of data from 106 Aboriginal adolescents aged 12-17 years, and their caregivers, from four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in urban New South Wales, 2008-2012. The relation of individual, social, environmental and cultural factors to having 'never' smoked tobacco regularly was examined using Poisson regression. RESULTS: Overall, 83% of adolescents had never smoked regularly; 13 reported current and five past smoking. Most lived in smoke-free homes (60%) despite 75% reporting at least one current smoker caregiver. Participants were s..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Awarded by NHMRC partnership centre

Funding Acknowledgements

Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Grant/Award Number: 358457, 512685, 1023998 and 1035378; NSW Ministry of Health, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), beyondblue and the Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund.; Australian Prevention Partnership Centre funded through the NHMRC partnership centre grant scheme, Grant/Award Number: GNT9100001 and GNT9100003; NHMRC, Australian Government Department of Health, ACT Ministry of Health, South Australian Department for Health and Wellbeing, Tasmanian Department of Health, and VicHealth