›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 182-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2019.02.014

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Influence of depression on current smoking and smoking intention among adolescents in Shanghai

LI Jia-hui1, HE Ya-ping1, XU Gang1, YU Jin-ming2, SHI Rong3, ZHU Jing-fen1,2   

  1. 1. Department of Community Health and Behavioral Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health, Shanghai 200025, China; 2. Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China; 3. Department of General Medicine, School of Public Health, Shanghai University of Traditional Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
  • Online:2019-02-28 Published:2019-03-19
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 71403169; Shanghai Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning Project, 15GWZK1002

Abstract: Objective · To study the impact of depression on tobacco among adolescents in Shanghai, and to provide reference for the development of effective youth tobacco control measures. Methods · A stratified random cluster sampling method was used to extract 10 557 middle school students in Shanghai. The survey was conducted using the Global Youth Tobacco Questionnaire (WHO) and the Patient Health Questionnaire 2-Item Chinese Version (PHQ-2). Results · Among the respondents, the incidence of depression motion was 12.4%. Both the current smoking rate (8.0% vs 2.5%) and future smoking intention (14.2% vs 4.6%) among students with depression were higher than those without depression (P0.000). Compared with those without depression, the risks of current smoking and future smoking intention among youth with depression were 1.56 times (95% CI 1.16-2.10) and 1.92 times (95% CI 1.54-2.40) respectively. In addition, the risk of smoking behavior was higher among female with depression than male students, as well as junior high school students than senior high school students. Conclusion · Depression is one of the influencing factors of tobacco in adolescents. Schools and society should attach importance to the mental health maintenance of adolescents, carry out school-based preventive measures actively, and pay attention to high-risk groups such as female and junior school students with depression particularly.

Key words: adolescents, smoking, future smoking intention, depression

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