Desigualdades socioeconómicas no tabagismo em jovens dos 15 aos 17 anos

Translated title of the contribution: Socioeconomic inequalities in smoking among adolescents aged from 15-17

Andreia Cristina, Joana Alves, Julian Perelman

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The socioeconomic (SE) inequalities in smoking among adolescents contribute to health inequalities in adulthood. This study aims at verifying the association between SE status and smoking in Portugal, using a group of 1,900 students aged between 14 and 17 from 6 schools. The likelihood of smoking was significantly greater among children of unemployed fathers, and among students with a lower academic performance and a higher personal income. The adolescent's own SE status is more influential than her family's SE condition. Policies must focus the adolescent's situation, by promoting the well-being at school and the integration in the education system.

Translated title of the contributionSocioeconomic inequalities in smoking among adolescents aged from 15-17
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Adolescence
  • Inequality
  • Smoking
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Socioeconomic status


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