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EBNESINA 2011, 14(3): 23-28 Back to browse issues page
The prevalence and associated parameters of smoking among students of Art University in Tehran
F Jafari , M Aminzadeh
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Background: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of smoking behaviors among students of Art University in Tehran, Iran.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study on 400 participants of Art University. A self-administrated, anonymous questionnaire was used for data gathering.
Results: The prevalence of smoking was 30.3% including 44.7% of men and 15.9% of women (p<0.001). The mean duration of smoking was 4.933.41 years. There was a significant association between smoking behaviors among students and their gender, duration of study, income status, the existence of smoking among family and absence of one parent.
Conclusion: The prevalence of cigarette smoking among students of the Art University seems to be high. Utilizing proper methods to increase the level of knowledge might lead to a decrease in prevalence of smoking among this population.
Keywords: smoking, university, students, Tehran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/05/22 | Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3

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