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Title: Prevalence, patterns and knowledge of effects on health of smoking among medical students in Pakistan
Authors: Minhas, H.M.
Rahman, A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: A questionnaire survey was conducted among all medical students with at least 2 years of medical education studying at 3 medical colleges in Punjab, Pakistan. Of the 1529 respondents [544 males and 985 females], 21.5% were ever smokers [smoked at least once in their lifetime]: 9.1% current smokers [including 5.7% daily smokers], 0.7% ex-smokers and 11.7% occasional smokers. The proportions of ever smokers among males and females were 48.3% and 6.7% respectively, and of current smokers were 23.2% and 1.3%. The proportion of males and females smoking daily was 14.7% and 0.7%. The proportion of nonsmokers who knew about the addictive and harmful nature of cigarette smoking was higher than that among the smokers
Description: 1174-1179
Keywords: Prevalence
Knowledge
Students, Medical
Questionnaires
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Smoking
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117747
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1505/15_5_2009_1174_1179.pdf
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