Chae, D. H. and Takeuchi, D. T. and Barbeau, E. M. and Bennett, G. G. and Lindsey, J. and Krieger, N.
OBJECTIVES: We examined the relations of self-report of general unfair treatment and self-report of race/ethnicity-specific discrimination with current smoking among Asian Americans. We investigated whether ethnic identification moderated either association. METHODS: Weighted logistic regressions were performed among 1977 Asian Americans recruited to the National Latino and Asian American Study (2002-2003). RESULTS: In weighted multivariate logistic regression models including both general unfair treatment and racial/ethnic discrimination, odds of current smoking were higher among Asian Americans who reported high levels of unfair treatment (odds ratio [OR]=2.80; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.13, 6.95) and high levels of racial/ethnic discrimination (OR=2.40; 95% CI=0.94, 6.12) compared with those who reported no unfair treatment and discrimination, respectively. High levels of ethnic identification moderated racial/ethnic discrimination (F(3) =3.25; P =.03). High levels of ethnic identification were associated with lower probability of current smoking among participants reporting high levels of racial/ethnic discrimination. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that experiences of unfair treatment and racial/ethnic discrimination are risk factors for smoking among Asian Americans. Efforts to promote ethnic identification may be effective in mitigating the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on smoking in this population.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||racial/ethnic discrimination, smoking, Asian Americans, ethnic identification|
|Subjects:||Health > Disparities|
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Smoking & Tobacco Use
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|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2011 09:38|
|Last Modified:||07 Jul 2011 09:39|
|Link to this item (URI):||http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2661|
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