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Asian Youth and Tobacco Control Survey

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: March 19, 2008
Last updated: July 31, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

The overall goal of this study is to identify and understand the environmental characteristics associated with tobacco use and tobacco initiation among Asian American youth from primarily two communities: Chinese and Vietnamese. The specific aims of this study are twofold:

  • To estimate the prevalence of smoking among Chinese and Vietnamese youth in the Houston area compared with non-Asian American communities.
  • To study the relationship between environmental characteristics (both pro- and anti-tobacco) and tobacco initiation and use among Chinese and Vietnamese youth.
  • To explore if degree of acculturation is related to tobacco initiation and use among Chinese and Vietnamese youth.

Condition Intervention
Tobacco Use
Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Asian Youth and Tobacco Control Survey

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence Rates of smoking among Chinese and Vietnamese youth in the Houston area. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 617
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Asian Youth and Tobacco Control
Smoking Questionnaire for self-identified Chinese or Vietnamese participants.
Behavioral: Questionnaire
Questionnaire about tobacco and alcohol use, acculturation, and other related topics.
Other Name: Survey

Detailed Description:
This is a survey about health-related behaviors, risks, attitudes and acculturation. It includes questions about use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; safety and violence; diet and physical activity; and youth programs and resources in your community. Your answers are completely anonymous, and your name will not appear anywhere on this survey or as part of this survey. Your parents will not see your responses.

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants self-identified as having Chinese or Vietnamese descent.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self-identified male or female of Chinese or Vietnamese descent
  • Age 12-17 years
  • Living in the Greater Houston area
  • Intellectual age of 7 or higher

Exclusion Criteria: None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00642317

United States, Texas
U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Alex Prokhorov, MD, PhD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00642317     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-0901
Study First Received: March 19, 2008
Last Updated: July 31, 2012

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Healthy Control
Tobacco Use
Tobacco Initiation
Survey processed this record on May 25, 2017