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

Chung Yul Lee, Sunmi Shin, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Yoon Mi Hong

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Abstract

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
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Lee, Chung Yul ; Shin, Sunmi ; Lee, Hyeonkyeong ; Hong, Yoon Mi. / Validation of self-report on smoking among university students in Korea. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2009 ; Vol. 33, No. 5. pp. 540-549.
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Validation of self-report on smoking among university students in Korea. / Lee, Chung Yul; Shin, Sunmi; Lee, Hyeonkyeong; Hong, Yoon Mi.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 33, No. 5, 01.01.2009, p. 540-549.

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