Individual Study / Unger et al.; Prev Med. 2018

Children’s Health Study

Children’s Health Study

Initiatives -
This study obtained the Twitter tweets of young adults and assessed associations between tweeting about tobacco and using tobacco products. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2016
End Year
2017
Funding
Research reported in this publication was supported by Grant # P50CA180905 from the National Cancer Institute and the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP).

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Unger JB, Urman R, Cruz TB, et al. Talking about tobacco on Twitter is associated with tobacco product use. Prev Med. 2018;114:54‐56. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.06.006

PUBMED 29898418

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,486
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Among the 1486 respondents in the most recent wave of the cohort (2016-2017), 284 provided tobacco product use data and their Twitter user names to access publicly available Twitter account data (mean age = 20.1 yrs. (SD = 0.6), 54% female, 49% Hispanic).
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,486
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
We obtained the tweets that those respondents posted on Twitter, searched the tweets for 14 nicotine- and tobacco-related keywords, and coded these statements as positive or negative/neutral.
Start Date
2016
End Date
2017
Data sources
  • Social media
    • Twitter