Validation of self-report on smoking among university students in Korea

Chung Yul Lee, Sunmi Shin, Hyeon Kyeong Lee, Yoon Mi Hong

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Objective: To validate the selfreported smoking status of Korean university students. Methods: Subjects included 322 Korean university in Korea, who participated in an annual health screening. Data on smoking were collected through a self-reported questionnaire and urine test. The data were analyzed by the McNemar test. Results: In the consistency test for males, the results from the questionnaire and the urine test were in agreement, but for females, there was a significant difference between the results reported by the 2 tests (P=.001). Conclusions: The findings showed that Korean female university students considerably underreported their smoking behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-549
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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