alexa Smoking in diabetic teenagers.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): Shaw NJ, McClure RJ, Kerr S, Lawton K, Smith CS

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The prevalence of smoking amongst a group of 77 diabetic teenagers aged 11-18 years attending two paediatric clinics was determined using a questionnaire and urine cotinine assay. Five individuals were identified as definite smokers with two further individuals being probable smokers, all of whom were aged 15 years or more. This low prevalence (9\%) is in contrast to a 48\% prevalence in a young adult diabetic clinic. Many diabetic teenagers appear to acquire a regular smoking habit after leaving the paediatric clinic so it is important that health education is targeted at this group.
This article was published in Diabet Med and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version