CitationLawrence, Elizabeth M.; Hummer, Robert A.; Halpern, Carolyn Tucker; Hussey, Jon; Whitsel, Eric A.; Dole, Nancy; & Harris, Kathleen Mullan (2018). Educational disparities in cigarette and e-cigarette use from young to middle adulthood. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. Denver, CO.
AbstractTobacco use remains the leading behavioral cause of preventable death in the United States. Young adulthood is a time when smoking generally declines, and patterns of smoking behavior during this life course stage may differ substantially by educational attainment. Yet, we know little about how educational disparities in cigarette use and, especially, e-cigarette use unfold across young adulthood. This study will use Sample 1 data from Wave V of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), a nationally representative interim sample to be disseminated in November 2017. This new wave of data provides information on respondents as they transition from young to middle adulthood (32-42), allowing us to examine smoking behaviors across young adulthood. We will use regression models to identify whether educational attainment is associated with different patterns of smoking behavior across young adulthood, and if so, whether family and work factors explain these differences.
Keyword(s)education smoking cigarettes
Reference TypeConference proceeding
Book TitleAnnual Meeting of the Population Association of America
Series TitleEducation and health
Author(s)Lawrence, Elizabeth M.
Hummer, Robert A.
Halpern, Carolyn Tucker
Whitsel, Eric A.
Harris, Kathleen Mullan