Volume 14, Issue 43 (Jun 2004)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2004, 14(43): 64-72 | Back to browse issues page

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Âyatollahi S, Mohammedpoor A, Rajaee A. Determination of the prevalence of stages in cigarette smoking and its correlates in grade-10 male students in Shiraz, 2003 . J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2004; 14 (43) :64-72
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-382-en.html
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Background and purpose: Ëstimation of prevalence for the three stages of smoking in male students of grade-10 in Shiraz, Ïran.
Materials and methods : This article is the first phse of a comprehnsive study related to adolescents smoking and predictors of transition in the stages.1132 male students of grade-10 were randomly selected from 20 high schools. Ëach student completed a self-administered questionnaire. The questions aimed to obtain information on smoking, self-esteem, and attitude toward smoking as well as demographic information. Respondent were classified into three stages of smoking (never smoker, experimenter and regular smoker).
Results: Ôverall 19.4 percent of students had smoked. 80.6%, 16.9%, and 2.5% were never smoker, experimenter and regular smoker, respectively. Âge, major, self-esteem and attitude toward smoking were significantly associated with smoking stages.
Çonclusions : Smoking prevention should begin with adolesce even younger than age 12.
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