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Title: [Smoking among Lebanese mothers: knowledge, attitudes and practices]
Authors: Barbour, B.
Salameh, P.
Ziadeh, F.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: Smoking among women is increasing, especially in women of reproductive age. In a cross-sectional study of 1000 Lebanese mothers, we evaluated their knowledge, attitude and practice regarding cigarette smoking. We found that the amount of tobacco smoked by Lebanese mothers was related to age, educational level, profession and knowledge regarding smoking. A woman was more likely to stop or decrease smoking during pregnancy if she were more knowledgeable about the effects of smoking on the baby, if she smoked less, and if she had a higher degree of education. Knowledge about the effects of smoking on the smoker did not seem to affect this practice
Description: 405-416
Keywords: Smoking
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Mothers
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Smoking
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117100
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1203_4/12_3-4_2006_405_416.pdf
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