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Author Singh, G. ♦ Sinha, D. N. ♦ Sarma, P. S. ♦ Thankappan, K. R.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Pediatrics
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Incidence & prevention of disease
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms ♦ Psychiatry and Psychology ♦ Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services ♦ Health Care
Subject Keyword Public Health
Abstract In order to assess the prevalence and correlates of tobacco use among school students (10-12 years), information on tobacco use and socio-demographic variables was collected from 1626 students (male 1027) using a questionnaire. Bivariate and multiple regression analysis were done. Ever users in the sample were 16.6% (95% CI 14.8, 18.4) and current users were 5.1% (95% Cl 4.1, 61). Current use was significantly associated with male sex (OR 2.3, Cl 1.09-5.14), students not participating in sports (OR 2, CI 1.04-4.04), tobacco use among friends (OR 4, CI 2.02-8.25), unaware of harmful effects of tobacco (OR 2.6, CI 1.1-6.14) and students who were used by parents and teachers to buy tobacco for them (OR 2.1, Cl 1.4-4.19). Tobacco control programs focusing on male students, those who do not participate in sports, those whose friends use tobacco and those who are used by parents and teachers to buy tobacco are warranted.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 42
Issue Number 8
Page Count 6
Starting Page 805
Ending Page 810