Prevalence of current smoking in Eastern province, Saudi Arabia
AbstractAll Saudi Arabian residents of the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia aged 30+ years completed a structured interview questionnaire about smoking. The prevalence of current smoking [smoked > 100 cigarettes or any tobacco products including waterpipe in lifetime and still smoking daily or occasionally for 1 month or more] among 196 268 respondents was 16.9% [28.7% among men and 4.5% among women]. There was a significantly higher prevalence of smoking at younger ages in men and older ages in women. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that factors independently associated with smoking were lower socioeconomic status, lower education, being divorced and occupations such as the military and self-employed
Al Turki, K.A., Al Baghli, N.A., Al Ghamdi, A.J., El Zubaier, A.G., Al Ghamdi, R. et al. (2010). Prevalence of current smoking in Eastern province, Saudi Arabia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117937
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (6), 671-676, 2010
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