Tobacco use at Fort Riley: a study of the prevalence of tobacco use among active-duty soldiers assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Ornelas, Samuel
dc.contributor.author Benne, Paul D.
dc.contributor.author Rosenkranz, Richard R.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-22T17:17:33Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-22T17:17:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/15223
dc.description.abstract Background: Tobacco use among military personnel is of concern given its substantial burden on military health care and combat readiness. Objective: This cross-sectional study investigated the prevalence of tobacco use and interest in tobacco cessation among active duty soldiers assigned to Fort Riley. Methods: Participants completed tobacco use questionnaires as part of a Soldier readiness process. SPSS v. 16.0 was used to calculate mean percent and multinomial logistic regression analysis. Results: A total of 6,181 active duty soldiers participated in the study (91.2% male, mean age 26.8 years (SD = 6.8 years; range 17-56 years). Forty-nine percent reported using some form of tobacco (smoked tobacco or smokeless tobacco). Smoked tobacco use was 39%. Smokeless tobacco use was over 19%. Thirty-six percent of tobacco users reported interest in cessation. Conclusion: Results suggest that active duty soldiers serving at Fort Riley Army Post represent a high-risk population for tobacco use and there may be unique factors contributing to greater tobacco use and low interest in tobacco cessation. The observed increased use in the time period around deployment provides important information for local health care providers that can be used to tailor current prevention and cessation programs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-11-00131 en_US
dc.rights This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). en_US
dc.rights.uri https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/
dc.subject Tobacco use en_US
dc.subject Military personnel en_US
dc.title Tobacco use at Fort Riley: a study of the prevalence of tobacco use among active-duty soldiers assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.7205/milmed-d-11-00131
dc.citation.epage 785 en_US
dc.citation.issue 7 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Military Medicine en_US
dc.citation.spage 780 en_US
dc.citation.volume 177 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid ricardo en_US
dc.description.version Article: Author's Accepted Manuscript


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