Acculturation status has a modest effect on smoking prevalence among a cohort of Pacific fathers in New Zealand
posted by Research Admin on 31 January 2012
Year of Publication
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 509–516
Journal article (peer reviewed)
This article explores the relationship between smoking prevalence and acculturation among a cohort of Pacific Island fathers resident in New Zealand. Overall, 40.3% of the 766 Pacific fathers in this analysis were current smokers. The authors conclude that there appears to be a "... modest effect of acculturation on smoking prevalence, where those fathers with higher Pacific cultural identity have the lowest smoking rates. It is opined that the strength of identification and a holistic view of health enhances the motivations of Pacific fathers to be smoke-free in New Zealand".
Type of Study
Quantitative, Analysis, Longitudinal
How to Access
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