Research Paper | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017
Smoking Prevalence and Associated Factors at Students Housing of King Saud University
Abdulraheem Abdullah Almubarak | Abdulaziz Dawod Alganber
Abstract: The study describes the prevalence of smoking, and the correlates of current smoking, by male students King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. A random sample of 718 students at the university housing of students and the colleges of King Saud University answered a modified form of Global Youth Tobacco Survey questionnaire. The prevalence of current smoking was 21.6 % in the Students Housing and 18.6 % of those who live outside the housing. Of current smokers, 10.6 % smoke cigarettes, 3.9 % smoke water-pipe and 4.5 % smoke both. In logistic regression analysis, smoking by family and close friends were predictors of current smoking status.
Keywords: Smoking, Saudi Arabia, University, Prevalence, Tobacco
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,
Pages: 1395 - 1407
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