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dc.contributor.authorRozi, S.
dc.contributor.authorAkhtar, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:03:52Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:03:52Z
dc.date.issued2007EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1304/13_4_2007_916_924.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117330
dc.description916-924EN
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional study was conducted in 3 towns in Karachi, Pakistan to investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with the use of smokeless tobacco among 772 high-school adolescent males. A structured questionnaire collected data on sociodemographic factors and history of cigarette and smokeless tobacco use. Prevalence of smokeless tobacco use [‎gutka, snuff, niswar]‎ was 16.1% [‎95% CI: 13.5%-18.9%]‎. On multiple logistic regression analysis, the factors significantly related to smokeless tobacco use among the sample were: attending government school [‎adjusted odds ratio [‎OR]‎ 6.3]‎, smoking cigarettes [‎OR 3.2]‎, not seeing anti-tobacco advertisements [‎OR 1.5]‎, family history of tobacco use [‎OR 3.9]‎, use of betel quid [‎OR 2.9]‎ and use of areca nut [‎OR 3.2]‎EN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectStudentsEN
dc.subjectTobacco, SmokelessEN
dc.subject.meshTobacco Use DisorderEN
dc.titlePrevalence and predictors of smokeless tobacco use among high-school males in Karachi, PakistanEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (‎4)‎, 916-924, 2007


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