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Title: Smoking habits among university students in Jordan: prevalence and associated factors
Authors: Khader, Y.S.
Alsadi, A.A.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: Questionnaires were completed by 712 university students in north Jordan to estimate their prevalence of smoking. The reported prevalence of current smoking was 35.0% [56.9% for males and 11.4% for females]. About 80% were cigarettes smokers. The majority [86.3%] of smokers smoked daily. Male sex, higher income, lower academic attainment and higher number of friends or family members who smoke were associated with increased prevalence of smoking. Those in the faculty of religion and law were less likely to smoke compared to those in other faculties. The results suggest that policy-makers need to initiate antismoking programmes in Jordanian universities
Description: 897-904
Keywords: Prevalence
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Smoking
ISSN: 1020-3397
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