Prevalence of Smokeless Tobacco Use among Male Students in Zahedan Universities and Knowledge of its Side Effects in 2012

a, a and Sanatkhani, Majid and a, a (2013) Prevalence of Smokeless Tobacco Use among Male Students in Zahedan Universities and Knowledge of its Side Effects in 2012. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 37 (4). pp. 335-344.

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Abstract

Introduction: Smokeless tobacco is a cause +of oral cancer. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of smokeless tobacco use among male students in Zahedan Universities and knowledge of its side effects in 2012. Materials &amp; Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 431 male students of Zahedan universities were selected by multi stage random cluster sampling. A questionnaire was used to collect data on demographic information, consumption history of smokeless tobacco and knowledge toward smokeless tobacco. Data were analyzed using SPSS 19 and chi- square tests. The P-value less than 0.05 were considered as significant. Results: 102 male students (23.7) had used smokeless tobacco during their life time and 11.4 were current users. Smokeless tobacco consumption showed significant relationship with university type, living place, yearly average grade and education level of mother (P<0.05). There was a significant relationship between knowledge toward smokeless tobacco, university type and yearly average grade (P<0.05). Conclusion: Prevalence of smokeless tobacco use among male students in Zahedan universities is high and the unawareness of many students about the nature and complications of these materials could lead to the increase in the consumption of these materials which indicates the necessity of preventive programs in universities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 13:50
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 13:50
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2082

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