|Title:||Employment experience in relation to alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut use among youth in Taiwan||Authors:||Chen C.-Y.
CHUHSING KATE HSIAO
WEI J. CHEN
|Keywords:||Employment;Adolescents;Tobacco;Alcohol;Betel;nut;Adolescents; Alcohol; Betel nut; Employment; Outreach program; Tobacco||Issue Date:||2006||Publisher:||Elsevier Ltd||Journal Volume:||84||Journal Issue:||3||Start page/Pages:||273-280||Source:||Drug and Alcohol Dependence||Abstract:||
The aim of this study is to assess the association linking employment experience with alcohol, tobacco, and betel nut involvement among youth in Taiwan. In 2004, an outreach program was conducted during weekdays to recruit youth sample in seven major geographic regions. A total of 5886 youth aged 12–18 years drawn from 26 cities or towns were assessed by a two-page anonymous self-administered questionnaire, including sociodemographic characteristics, employment-, development-, and drug-related experiences. In Taiwan, youthful experience of alcohol, tobacco, and polydrug use varies by employment status, work intensity, and job type. Holding a full-time job and working in certain settings (e.g., grocery, restaurants) were found associated with an excess of drug-using behaviors. With taking age, male gender, family context, disposable allowance, and school attendance into account, working youths were two to four times as likely to have recent drug involvement than their non-working counterparts, especially for tobacco and polydrug (OR = 3.32, 95% CI: 2.58–4.27, p < 0.001; OR = 3. 76, 95% CI: 2.76–5.13, p < 0.001). Youths in the labor force emerge as a subgroup experiencing greater use of alcohol, tobacco, betel nut, and polydrug. Future prevention programs may target this high-risk group to reduce possible drug-related negative consequences in developmental and health domains in Taiwan. and job type. Holding a full-time job and working in certain settings (e.g., grocery, restaurants) were found associated
|URI:||http://ntur.lib.ntu.edu.tw//handle/246246/80883||DOI:||10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2006.03.003||SDG/Keyword:||alcohol; adolescent; adult; alcohol consumption; article; behavior; betel nut; confidence interval; controlled study; demography; employment; employment status; experience; family; female; human; major clinical study; male; multiple drug abuse; priority journal; questionnaire; school; school child; smoking; Taiwan; worker; Adolescent; Alcoholism; Areca; Child; Community-Institutional Relations; Employment; Female; Humans; Male; Questionnaires; Substance-Related Disorders; Taiwan; Tobacco Use Disorder; Nicotiana tabacum; Piper betel
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