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Association Between the Location of Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Depressive Symptoms among South Korean Adolescents

Authors
 Bich Na Jang  ;  Wonjeong Jeong  ;  Soo Hyun Kang  ;  Sung-In Jang 
Citation
 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, Vol.17(14) : 5116, 2020-07 
Journal Title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN
 1661-7827 
Issue Date
2020-07
Keywords
adolescent health ; depressive symptoms ; secondhand smoke
Abstract
The incidence of depression among adolescents has gradually increased, leading to adult psychological outcomes and suicide. Although the rate of secondhand smoke exposure (SHSE) has recently decreased, SHSE remains high in children. We aimed to determine the association between depressive symptoms in adolescents and the locations of SHSE using an extensive population survey. Using data from the 14th Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, we assessed self-reported data of depressive symptoms and SHSE among non-smokers. SHSE locations were classified into four groups: only at school, only at home, at both school and home, and other places. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to identify the associations between SHSE locations and depressive symptoms. The relationship between SHSE and depressive symptoms was the highest in the "SHSE at home and school" group (boys: odds ratio [OR] = 1.61, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.44-1.80; girls: OR = 1.72, 95% CI = 1.54-1.91), followed by the "school" (boys: OR = 1.53, 95% CI = 1.39-1.67; girls: OR = 1.36, 95% CI = 1.25-1.48) and "home" groups (boys: OR = 1.23, 95% CI = 1.12-1.35; girls: OR = 1.30, 95% CI = 1.20-1.40). These results emphasize the importance of stricter smoking regulations not only in public places, but also in households. Adolescents and their families should be educated on the dangers of smoking and the effects of SHSE on mental health.
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DOI
10.3390/ijerph17145116
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Jang, Sung In(장성인) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0760-2878
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/179529
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