Smoking among rural school adolescents in Malacca, Malaysia: The family and environmental predictors

Mohd Zulkefli, Nor Afiah and Mohd Amin, Rahmah (2015) Smoking among rural school adolescents in Malacca, Malaysia: The family and environmental predictors. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 5 (8). pp. 424-433. ISSN 2249-9571

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Abstract

Objective:The purpose of this study was to examine the family and environmental predictors contributing to smoking among rural school adolescents. Material and Methods:This was a case-control study using cluster sampling (484 cases and 444 controls) among rural school adolescents in Malacca, Malaysia from May to August 2010. Binary logistic regression was used to determine the predictors of smoking which were family and environmental factors. Results: Among the strongest predictors of smoking within family and environmental factors were mother smokes (Adjusted OR=6.24, 95%CI 1.61-24.18), influenced by being offered cigarette by friends (Adjusted OR=4.48, CI 3.04-6.59), has friends who smoked (Adjusted OR=2.56, 95%CI 1.60-4.10),smoking forced by friends (Adjusted OR=2.47, 95%CI 1.39-4.39) and best friend smokes (Adjusted OR=2.28, 95%CI 1.57-3.32) Conclusion: Family and environmental factors must be taken into consideration in developing smoking behaviour intervention programme for rural school adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: smoking, adolescent, rural, school, family factors, environmental factors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Rahmah Mohd Amin
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 06:45
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2015 06:45
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3589

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