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Acculturation status has a modest effect on smoking prevalence among a cohort of Pacific fathers in New Zealand

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 2012-01-31 14:21:49.017


El-Shadan Tautolo
Philip J. Schluter
Janis Paterson
Hayden McRobbie

Year of Publication



Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 509–516

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



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

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Pacific Islands Families Study