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Journal:   RESEARCHER BULLETIN OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (PEJOUHANDEH)   DECEMBER- JANUARY 2004-2005 , Volume 9 , Number 5 (41); Page(s) 253 To 256.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF FAMILY ON CIGARETTE CONSUMPTION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN TEHRAN-2003

 
 
Author(s):  HEYDARI GH.R., SHARIFI HOUMAN, HOSSEINI MOSTAFA, MASJEDI M.R.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Smoking is the first reason of preventable death in the world, Since the family has an essential role in forming the character of teenagers, evaluating the relationship between cigarette consumption of family members and teenagers smoking is very important.
Materials and methods: For this purpose a study was designed based on WHO and GYST smoking which 1095 high school students were randomly selected from different areas of Tehran city in the years 2002 and 2003.
Results: Results of this study showed that 28.9% of students (25.5% male and 30.8% female) were occasional smokers (p=0.07) and 4.4% of students (6.01% male and 1.6% female) were daily smokers (p=0.001). 23.6% of students whose family members did net smoke were occasional smokers, while this incident reached 53.4% in those who had one or more smoking family members (p=0.0001).
The frequency of daily smoking among the student was 2.6% and 14.3%respectively (p<0.0001).
27.3% of students who lived with both parents smoked occasionally but in students who lived one of their parents it increased to 52.4% (p<0.0001).
Conclusion: The results of regression analysis showed that training and encouraging family members in regard to smoking cessation and also having a stable family environment are very important factors to prevent from the start and continuation of smoking in teenagers.

 
Keyword(s): CIGARETTE, STUDENT, FAMILY
 
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