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