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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp 626–633

First Online: 20 November 2009

Abstract

Despite decades of research surrounding determinants of alcohol and tobacco AandT use among adolescents, built environment influences have only recently been explored. This study used ordinal regression on 205 Latino adolescents to explore the influence of the built environment proximity to AandT retailers on AandT use, while controlling for recognized social predictors. The sample was 45% foreign-born. AandT use was associated with distance from respondents’ home to the nearest AandT retailer −, acculturation +, parents’ consistent use of contingency management −, peer use of AandT +, skipping school +, attending school in immediate proximity to the US-Mexico border +, and the interaction between the distance to the nearest retailer and parents’ consistent use of contingency management +. The association between decreasing distance to the nearest AandT retailer and increased AandT use in Latino adolescents reveals an additional risk behavior determinant in the US–Mexico border region.

KeywordsGIS Alcohol use Tobacco use Built environment Latinos Adolescents  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Joshua H. West - Elaine J. Blumberg - Norma J. Kelley - Linda Hill - Carol L. Sipan - Katherine E. Schmitz - Sherry Ry

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