Academic journal article Journal of School Health

Factors Influencing Openness to Future Smoking among Nonsmoking Adolescents

Academic journal article Journal of School Health

Factors Influencing Openness to Future Smoking among Nonsmoking Adolescents

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June 2008 issue of Journal of School Health

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1. The percentage of adult smokers who started smoking regularly before the age of 18 is approximately:

a) 25%.

b) 44%.

c) 56%.

d) 80%.

2. To produce a representative sample, the researchers used:

a) A stratified random sample.

b) A cluster sample.

c) A two-stage cluster sample.

d) The same sample as used for YRBS.

3. The overall response rate was highest for the sample of:

a) Middle schools in 2000.

b) High schools in 2000.

c) Middle schools in 2004.

d) High schools in 2004.

4. The survey instrument (IYTS) was:

a) Anonymous.

b) School-based.

c) Self-administered paper and pencil.

d) All of the above.

5. The measure for the primary outcome variable of openness to future smoking consisted of respondents who had never smoked and answered "definitely yes," "probably yes," or "probably no" to:

a) Do you think you will smoke a cigarette at anytime during the next year?

b) If one of your best friends offered you a cigarette, would you smoke it?

c) Have you ever considered smoking cigarettes?

d) Both a and b.

6. From 2000 to 2004, the percentage of students who were not open to future smoking:

a) Increased, but not significantly. …

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