Smoking in Oman: prevalence and characteristics of smokers
AbstractWe carried out a cross-sectional survey to study the prevalence and the characteristics of current and former smoking among Omani adults. Crude prevalence of current smoking was 7.0% [males 13.4%, females 0.5%]; 2.3% were former smokers. The overall highest prevalence of current smoking [11.1%] was observed in those 40-49 years [18.7% of males, 0.9% of females]. Older age [>/= 40 years], higher educational level and larger family size were protective against smoking. Mean age for starting smoking was 18.7 years for males and 24.3 years for females. Although smoking prevalence is low in Oman, prevention should be addressed in health education programmes, with the emphasis on heightening awareness in adolescents. Government action, e.g. tobacco taxation, clean air laws and bans on advertising, is also recommended
Al Riyami, A.A. & Afifi, M. (2004). Smoking in Oman: prevalence and characteristics of smokers. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (4-5), 600-609, 2004 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119456
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (4-5), 600-609, 2004
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title and MeSH subject.
Unknown author (2015)Research clearly shows that there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke. Comprehensive smoke-free laws are the only effective means of eliminating the risks associated with smoking. Article 8 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control forms the basis of international action to reduce the burden of disease attributable to second-hand smoke. Smoke-free legislation works, but it is of key importance that certain indicators are not measured prematurely. Doing so would raise the risk of incorrectly portraying low levels of ...