This past summer I worked with the Colorado Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) and OMNI Research and Training to analyze data from Colorado Asian American Tobacco Control Project Youth Survey conducted from Summer to Winter 2007. This survey targeted AAPI youths between the ages of 10 to 21 and was administered at community gatherings with larger numbers of AAPI participation such as the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Asian Youth Mentorship Program, and the Asian Youth Mentorship Camp. The survey consisted of a 22-item questionnaire covering a range of tobacco-relevant topics including demographics, tobacco use habits, knowledge of risks, environmental factors and influences, and cultural beliefs. In all, 196 completed surveys were collected from 13 AAPI groups with Vietnamese, Hmong, and Mainland Chinese being the largest groups represented. The purpose of this project was to examine this wealth of data to determine whether increased acculturation reduces tobacco use among Colorado Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
For more information, contact Harry.Cui@ucdenver.edu
Pacific Development Center*
Research & Training*