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Hookah Smoking and Associated Factors in Rural Region of Hormozgan, Iran

(2010) Hookah Smoking and Associated Factors in Rural Region of Hormozgan, Iran. Zahedan J Res Med Sci.

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Abstract

Background : Smoking hookah is a traditional method of tobacco smoking which is common in Middle East and Arabic countries. The Hormozgan province is in the second rank of hookah use after Bushehr in Iran. This research is seeking to study the factors affecting hookah smoking in a sample of rural community of the Hormozgan province. Materials and Methods : From the total population of the Hormozgan province villages, 310 residents were selected through multistage sampling. The data were analyzed in a logistic regression model. Results : The prevalence of hookah smoking was 36.5% 28.4% in men and 45.16% in women. Marital Status and Job are associated with Hookah smoking (p<0.05), age (OR=1.04), gender (OR=4.43), cigarette smoking (OR=5.16), having a hookah smoker in the family (OR=1.9), and education (OR=0.34) were effective in hookah smoking. Conclusion : Considering the high prevalence of hookah smoking, appropriate educational programs should be designed in order to qualitatively study the reasons of region’s people tendency toward the hookah.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hookah (waterpipe), Logistic regression, Rural population
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 108-245 Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات عوامل اجتماعی درارتقا سلامت خليج فارس
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3421

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