Use of smokeless tobacco among students in the city of Chabahar: A cross-sectional study

Solhi, M. and Mehrabian, F. and Rastaghi, S. and Fattahi, E. (2019) Use of smokeless tobacco among students in the city of Chabahar: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction, 8 (2).

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The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of types of smokeless tobacco use between students in the city of Chabahar. A total of 105 students were selected from the schools of Chabahar city. The sample size was calculated using the G*Power software. For a questionnaire by the test-retest exam for knowledge and attitude structures, the reliability of the test (Pearson correlation coefficient's) was 98 and 94. The Cronbach alpha of these structures was about 74. The CVR for these structures was 93 for knowledge and 88 for the structure of the attitude. Data was analyzed using the SPSS16 software. In this study, 14 students (13) had a history of previous use and 48 students (45.7) reported having had tobacco use at least once, 30 days before studying. The Pearson Correlation Test indicated a significant relationship between smokeless tobacco use with the family number (-0.224), mother's literacy (0.219), and father's literacy (0.224). The number of smokeless tobacco users who had consumed at least once in the last month of the study were Pan 26 (24.8), Gutkah 9 (8.6), and Biti 5 (4.8). The results of the study show that the prevalence of smokeless tobacco use in students around the city of Chabahar is high. © 2019, Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Fattahi, E.; Department of Education and Health Promotion, School of Health, Iran University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitudes Knowledge Smokeless Tobacco adult article correlation coefficient Cronbach alpha coefficient cross-sectional study father female human human experiment literacy major clinical study male prevalence questionnaire sample size smokeless tobacco software student tobacco use
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib1 lib1
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2020 05:59
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 05:59

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