Smoking frequency and modeling the underlying predicting factors of tobacco smoking among high school students in Yazd city, 2012

Pirdehghan, A.; Vakili, M.; Arab, M.; Aghakoochak, A.
December 2014
Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences;Dec2014/Jan2015, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p56
Academic Journal
Background and aims: With regard to the willing and starting tobacco smoking among young people in Iran. The aim of the study was to model the underlying factors in predicting the behavior of tobacco smoking among employed youth and students in Iran (Yazd). Methods: In this analytical cross-sectional study, based on a random cluster sampling were recruited 450 high school students. The data of demographic and tobacco smoking related variables were acquired via a questionnaire made by researcher based on Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) questionnaire. Multivariate logistic regressions were performed for adjusted Odds Ratios. Results: A number of 108 (23.5%) persons were smoker in the study and the mean smoking initiation age was 12.9±3.3. In addition, male sex, smoker father, participation among smokers, adherence to prayer and having moderate satisfaction from the home environment was obtained as independent predictors of tobacco smoking. Conclusions: The education programs on resistance skills against the persistence of the peers, problem solving skills, increasing self-confidence improvement in health programs by governmental interference and policy should be implemented.


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