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Disparities in E-Cigarette and Tobacco Use Among Adolescents With Disabilities


The biennial Oregon Healthy Teens survey surveyed 25,503 11th-grade students during 2015 through 2017. Students with missing data on disability status (n = 1,154) were excluded, leaving 24,349 students. Of these, 1,877 students were excluded due to missing data on past-30-day tobacco use, including 1,128 with missing data on cigarette use; 155 with missing data on menthol cigarette use; 148 with missing data on hookah use; 76 with missing data on chewing tobacco use; 74 with missing data on ENDS use; 71 with missing data on little cigar use; and 225 with missing data on large cigar use. After these exclusions, 22,472 students with complete data for tobacco use and disability status remained. Of these, 2,244 were excluded because of missing data on other independent variables, including 946 with missing data on family affluence; 170 with missing data on sexual orientation; 436 with missing data on average grades; 100 with missing data on emotional health; 217 with missing data on household smoking; 369 with missing data on race/ethnicity; and 6 with missing survey weights. The final sample of students who were analyzed was 20,228.


Logic model showing determination of analytic study sample of 11th-grade students, Oregon Healthy Teens survey, 2015 and 2017. Abbreviation: ENDS, electronic nicotine delivery systems.

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