A prospective, longitudinal study of cigarette smoking status among North American Indigenous adolescents

A prospective, longitudinal study of cigarette smoking status among North American Indigenous adolescents

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Highlights

Female Indigenous youths had higher rates of smoking than male youths over time.

Problem behavior theory guides us to identify predictors of smoking status.

Generalized estimating equation model was used to investigate longitudinal predictors of smoking status.

Family warmth and support was negatively associated with occasional smoking.

Frequent smoking was associated positively with depression symptoms and negatively with positive school activity.

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