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Title: Prevalence and predictors of smokeless tobacco use among high-school males in Karachi, Pakistan
Authors: Rozi, S.
Akhtar, S.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 3 towns in Karachi, Pakistan to investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with the use of smokeless tobacco among 772 high-school adolescent males. A structured questionnaire collected data on sociodemographic factors and history of cigarette and smokeless tobacco use. Prevalence of smokeless tobacco use [gutka, snuff, niswar] was 16.1% [95% CI: 13.5%-18.9%]. On multiple logistic regression analysis, the factors significantly related to smokeless tobacco use among the sample were: attending government school [adjusted odds ratio [OR] 6.3], smoking cigarettes [OR 3.2], not seeing anti-tobacco advertisements [OR 1.5], family history of tobacco use [OR 3.9], use of betel quid [OR 2.9] and use of areca nut [OR 3.2]
Description: 916-924
Keywords: Prevalence
Cross-Sectional Studies
Tobacco, Smokeless
Subject: Tobacco Use Disorder
ISSN: 1020-3397
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