Prevalence of smoking among high-school students of Tehran in 2003
AbstractThis study in 2003 determined the prevalence of smoking and its associated factors among high-school students in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. Out of 1095 students aged 14-18 years, 29% [31% boys, 26% girls] were occasional and 5% [6% boys and 2% girls] daily smokers. Among occasional smokers, 21% had family members who also smoked, whereas for students who had never tried smoking, no family members smoked. Of 316 occasional smokers, 12% lived with a single parent compared with only 5% of never smokers. Regression analysis showed that significant risk factors for daily smoking were: having a brother or sister who smokes [OR = 8.58] and having more than 1 family member who smokes [OR = 6.33]
Heydari, G., Sharifi, H., Hosseini, M. & Masjedi, M.R. (2007). Prevalence of smoking among high-school students of Tehran in 2003. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117342
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (5), 1017-1021, 2007
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