publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

sexual orientation and tobacco use in a cohort study of us adolescent girls and boys

Austin, S. Bryn; Ziyadeh, Najat; Fisher, Laurie B.; Kahn, Jessica A.; Colditz, Graham A.; Frazier, A. Lindsay;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2004 Journal: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, volume 158, page 317 (issn: 1072-4710, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
Objective To examine sexual-orientation group disparities in tobacco use in adolescent girls and boys. Design Survey data from 10 685 adolescent girls and boys participating in 1999 in the Growing Up Today Study were examined cross-sectionally. Setting Community-based population of adolescents living throughout the United States. Main Outcome Measure Prevalence of tobacco use. Results Ninety-two percent of the participants described themselves as heterosexual (n = 9296), 5% as mostly heterosexual (n = 511), 1% as lesbian/gay/bisexual (n = 103), and 2% as unsure (n = 226). Agesranged from 12 to 17 years. Compared with heterosexu-als, mostly heterosexual girls wer...
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