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Smoking Prevalence and Associated Factors at Students Housing of King Saud University

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 2)

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Page : 1395-1407

Keywords : Smoking; Saudi Arabia; University; Prevalence; Tobacco;

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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.

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