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Cohort Profile: The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) Study

Abstract : The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) study is a prospective cohort investigation of 1294 students recruited in 1999–2000 from all grade 7 classes in a convenience sample of 10 high schools in Montreal, Canada. Its primary objectives were to study the natural course and determinants of cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence in novice smokers. The main source of data was self-report questionnaires administered in class at school every 3 months from grade 7 to grade 11 (1999–2005), for a total of 20 survey cycles during high school education. Questionnaires were also completed after graduation from high school in 2007–08 and 2011–12 (survey cycles 21 and 22, respectively) when participants were aged 20 and 24 years on average, respectively. In addition to its primary objectives, NDIT has embedded studies on obesity, blood pressure, physical activity , team sports, sedentary behaviour, diet, genetics, alcohol use, use of illicit drugs, secondhand smoke, gambling, sleep and mental health. Results to date are described in 58 publications, 20 manuscripts in preparation, 13 MSc and PhD theses and 111
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Jennifer O 'Loughlin, Jennifer Brunet, Joseph Difranza, Andre Gervais, Katherine Gray-Donald, et al.. Cohort Profile: The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2014, pp.1-10. ⟨10.1093/ije/dyu135⟩. ⟨hal-01177091⟩



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