Correlates of ever-smoking habit among adolescents in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
AbstractA 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
Abdalla, A.M., Saeed, A.A., Abdulrahman, B.M., Al Kaabba, A.F. & Raat, H. (2009). Correlates of ever-smoking habit among adolescents in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117723
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4), 983-992, 2009
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