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Title: Correlates of ever-smoking habit among adolescents in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Abdalla, A.M.
Saeed, A.A.
Abdulrahman, B.M.
Al Kaabba, A.F.
Raat, H.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional questionnaire study of the correlates of ever-smoking among adolescents was made in Tabuk government schools in Saudi Arabia. Of 1505 students aged 12-19 years, 657 [43.7%] were ever-smokers [i.e. ever tried cigarette smoking, even 1 or 2 puffs]; 65.0% of males and 23.1% of females. In logistic regression analysis significant predictors for ever-smoking were: male sex, belief that smoking helps people feel comfortable in social situations, owning something with a cigarette logo, having pocket money >/= 20 riyals/day, poor school performance and having friends or parents who smoked
Description: 983-992
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Questionnaires
Schools
Sex Distribution
Culture
Parents
Students
Subject: Smoking
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117723
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1504/15_4_2009_0983_0992.pdf
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