Smoking among secondary-school boys in Bahrain: prevalence and risk factors
AbstractTo determine the prevalence of smoking among male secondary school students in Bahrain and to identify their risk factors for smoking, we surveyed a random sample of students by questionnaire. The prevalence of smoking was 26.6%, 25.5% and 25.4% among first-year, second-year and third-year students respectively. Cigarettes [21.0%], water-pipes [13.0%] and cigars [1.6%] were popular. Smokers and non-smokers had similar socioeconomic profiles, but differed in degree of disapproval of smoking shown by close contacts and whether close contacts were smokers. The prevalence of smoking among male secondary-school students in Bahrain did not decline despite intense anti-smoking efforts in the last decade, perhaps indicating the effectiveness of tobacco advertising and promotions that target youth
Al Haddad, N. & Hamadeh, R.R. (2003). Smoking among secondary-school boys in Bahrain: prevalence and risk factors. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119246
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (1-2), 78-86, 2003
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