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NCJ Number: 237170 Find in a Library
Title: Tobacco Smoking and Suicidal Ideation in School-Aged Children 12–15 Years Old: Impact of Cultural Differences
Journal: Journal of Addictive Diseases  Volume:30  Issue:4  Dated:October-December 2011  Pages:359-367
Author(s): Marco Innamorati, Psy.D.; Diego De Leo, M.D., D.Sc.; Zoltan Rihmer, Ph.D., D.Sc.; Gianluca Serafini, M.D.; Roberto Brugnoli, M.D.; David Lester, Ph.D.; Mario Amore, M.D.; Maurizio Pompili, Ph.D., M.D.; Paolo Girardi, M.D.
Date Published: October 2011
Page Count: 9
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This cross-sectional study examined the association between tobacco smoking and suicidal ideation in school-aged children from nine countries in Africa, the Americas, and the Western Pacific region.
Abstract: Data were collected through the Global school-based Student Health Survey, a collaborative surveillance project between the World Health Organization, the United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNAIDS, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicidal ideation, tobacco smoking, and drug and alcohol use were included in loglinear models to analyze higher order interactions among suicidality and regional and country differences separately for boys and girls. School-aged children who reported suicidal ideation had a higher risk of smoking tobacco even after controlling for drug and alcohol misuse. Furthermore, analyses indicated higher order interactions between suicidal ideation and countries belonging to different regions with different exposure to tobacco smoking among school-aged children. Future studies analyzing the mechanism and sequencing of the relationship among suicidal ideation and tobacco smoking should explore cultural factors. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Africa; Cross-cultural analyses; Cultural influences; Suicide; Tobacco use
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