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Longitudinal Study: LSAC
Title: Prevalence of and characteristics associated with persistent smoking among Australian mothers and fathers: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)
Authors: Hutchinson, D 
Burns, L 
Mattick, R.P.
Maloney, E 
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 165-175
Keywords: tobacco smoking, parent, longitudinal, prevalence, risk factors
Abstract: The study aimed to examine the prevalence, patterns and characteristics of continued tobacco smoking among Australian parents. The study utilised data from Wave 1 and Wave 2 of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Smoking was reported by 20% of mothers and 25% of fathers at Wave 1 (with a slight decrease at Wave 2). Continued smoking was more likely among parents who were younger, less educated, reported problematic alcohol use, more financial problems and had a partner who smoked. The study estimated at the Australian population level, 29,649 children under the age of 1, and 36,208 children aged 4-5 years live in a household where smoking occurs inside. The prevalence of parental smoking remains considerable, despite an increasing awareness of the adverse effects. Reducing the number of adults who smoke inside the home with dependent children is an important public health concern in urgent need of attention.
Keywords: Health -- Addictive behaviours; Health
Research collection: Journal Articles
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