The prevalence of tobacco use and dependency and its relation to some demographic factors in people aged 12 and over in rural sample

Ziaadini, hasan and Ziaadini, reza (2006) The prevalence of tobacco use and dependency and its relation to some demographic factors in people aged 12 and over in rural sample. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 8 (30). pp. 17-22.

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Abstract

Despite of rapid alteration incidence and prevalence of tobacco use, some scattered and limited studies has been conducted in Iran, so more dynamic information is needed. This information could be useful and effective for the decision makers to make them sensitive and let them know the relation to mental health problem. Methods and Materials:This research was cross sectional study using a demographic questionnaire included Fagerstrom for nicotine dependence. All the population aged 12 and over was asked to complete the questionnaire (census sampling). Result: 2100 questionnaire were distributed among people, of which 1670 of them were useful for analysis from statistic point of view (Respondent rate 80). 49.3 percent were female and 50.7 percent were man. 18.5 percent of the sample had history of tobacco use or were dependent. Tobacco dependence was 7.3 percent and there was significant difference between men and women (P<0.001). According to the tobacco users and tobacco dependents the most important person that encouraged them were friends at first and at last were their sister or brother. There was no Hubble-bubble and calumet (pipe with long stem) user in our sample. The mean use of cigarette was 11 per day. The average attempt to abstinence was 3 times. Tendency to abandon was very high (90.7). Conclusion: the prevalence of Tobacco use and dependency in our sample was very high especially in men. With respect to peer's role, high abstinence tendency it is reasonable that related organization try more to improve the learning of social skills in one hand and to prepare accessible facilities for those who have tendency toward give up in other hand.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 22:29
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 22:29
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5969

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