Skip to main content

County Variation in the Rate of Smoking for Teen Mothers

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Objective: To compare recent trends in maternal teen smoking with older mothers by race/Hispanic origin and determine if these differences lead to variation in rates of maternal teen smoking for local areas. Methods: Birth certificate data from Washington State for 1992 to 1996 were used to obtain a population large enough to study county-level variation. Results: Important differences exist in patterns of smoking by age comparing white with Black, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic mothers. These differences produce notable county-level variations. Conclusion: With the substantial county variation, local programs to alleviate teen smoking need to vary as well.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Rural Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 2: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Department of Health, Olympia, WA.

Publication date: September 1, 2000

More about this publication?
  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Review Board
  • Reprints and Permissions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more