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Differential associations of health literacy with Austrian adolescents' tobacco and alcohol use.

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Summary of "Differential associations of health literacy with Austrian adolescents' tobacco and alcohol use."

Tobacco use and alcohol use have their origin in adolescence, and risky use of these substances is amongst the leading preventable causes of morbidity and mortality. Health literacy (HL) encompasses the skills that are decisive to make appropriate health decisions in this context. Given the paucity of evidence on the link between HL and adolescents' health behaviors, the present study examined overall HL and different components of HL and their associations with smoking and alcohol use among 13 to 17-year-old Austrian students.

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Name: Public health
ISSN: 1476-5616
Pages: 74-82

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