Persistent Disparity in Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Between US Adolescents With vs. Without a Past-Year Major Depressive Episode.

Persistent Disparity in Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Between US Adolescents With vs. Without a Past-Year Major Depressive Episode. Community Ment Health J. 2013 Dec 13; Authors: Polednak AP Abstract Using data from annual (2004-2010) cross-sectional surveys of nationally representative samples, the prevalence rate of current (i.e., past 30 days) cigarette smoking among US adolescents age 12-17 years was twice as high for those with vs. without a past-year major depressive episode (PYMDE) (22 vs. 11 % in the 2004 survey and 16 vs. 8 % in the 2010 survey). The proportion of all US adolescent current smokers who had a PYMDE was about 24 % for females; 70-80 % of all smokers with PYMDE were females. The persistently higher smoking rates in US adolescents with vs. without PYMDE emphasizes the need for interventions. PMID: 24337521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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