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Prevalence of smoking among the students resided at dormitories in Golestan university of medical sciences, Iran

Shojaa, M. and Qhorbani, M. and Jouybari, L.M. and Sanagoo, A. and Mohebi, R. and Bamyar, R. and Aghaie, M. (2014) Prevalence of smoking among the students resided at dormitories in Golestan university of medical sciences, Iran. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 13 (4). pp. 460-465. ISSN 22234721 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Introduction: Cigarette smoking leads to harmful physical and emotional problems and also is a predisposed factor for the addiction. The aim of this study was an attempt to determine the rate of prevalence and causes of smoking among the students of Golestan University of Medical Sciences who resided in the dormitories. Material & Methods: A cross-sectional analytical study conducted among the resident students of dormitories in 2010. The sample size consisted of all the university dormitory students. The data gathered using a validated and reliable questionnaire. The data analyzed using SPSS software and statistical tests including Chi-square, Logistic regression and Independent t-test. Results: Of 669 students, 538 (80%) of them filled out the questionnaires completely. 67.3% (362 subjects) were female. 6.1% (33 students) were smoker and 83.5% of them had experiences of cigarette smoking. The most important reasons for the smoking tendency were �having a smoker friend in 33%, a personal interest 27% and as hobby in 24% of the cases�. There were significant relation between �age, sex, region and year of education� with smoking (P<0.05). However, we couldn�t find any significant relation between major and marital status with cigarette smoking (P>0.05). Conclusion: The results indicated low prevalence of cigarette smoking among the students. However, preventive measures should be taken to conduit youth toward healthier behaviors. It seems parental control and monitoring children�s friend finding are crucial issue. © 2014, Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Bangladesh J. Med. Sci. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan university of Medical SciencesGorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Osteoporosis research center, Tehran university of medical sciencesTehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Public Health, Alborz University of Medical SciencesKaraj, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Nursing school, Golestan university of medical sciencesGorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Shahed University of Medical SciencesTehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Bone joint and Connective tissue Research Center, Department of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical SciencesGorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cigarette smoking, Dormitory, Iran, Prevalence, Tendency, University student, adult, Article, computer program, cross-sectional study, education, female, human, Iran, male, marriage, prevalence, questionnaire, smoking, statistical analysis, student, university
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 09:59
Last Modified: 09 May 2015 06:35
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1770

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