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:: Volume 21, Issue 4 (10-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(4): 75-82 Back to browse issues page
Cigarette Smoking Status in The City of Ardestan City During 2010
R Dehghani * , M Takht firozeh , M Yeganeh , M Meghdadi , Gh Mosavi , A Haji bagheri , H Gilasi , Z Gharlipour , M Ramandi , N Ghiasi
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Introduction: Smoking is one of the non-healthy behaviors that not only endangers the health of the individual and society, but also is the most important cause of mortality. Yet, nowadays, the high risk behavior has increasing trend among the general population. This study was carried out to evaluate smoking statue in the city of Ardestan in Isfahan province. Materials & Methods:In this descriptive study, 120 male smokers aged 18 to 68 were selected for the study group in the city of Ardestan in Isfahan province. Data was collected through a questionnaire consisting of two parts: The first part consisted of eight questions related to smoking habits and the second part consisted of nine questions about demography. Statistical analyses of data were performed using SPSS software. Findings: The results showed that from the viewpoint of age, 75 subjects (62.5%) were under 40 years of age and 45 subjects (37.5%) were above 40 years of age. The number of people with smoking onset under 20 year-old-age was 93 subjects (77.5%) and for those with smoking onset over 20 year-old-age was 27 subjects (22.5%). Smoking statue based on the number of cigarettes per day was as follow: mild smoking in 15 subjects (12.5%), the moderate smoking in 35 subjects (29.2%) and heavy smoking in 70 subjects (58.3%). There were significant relations between the number of daily smoked cigarettes at 30 minutes after awaking and the living place and the area of living house. Also, a significant relationship was found between income and daily smoked cigarettes. Discussion & Conclusion: Health behave-ors are acquired therefore, raising the awareness of people about the dangers of smoking may change their false attitudes and beliefs and lead to improve health behaviors.
Keywords: smoking, ardestan city, cigarette
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Received: 2013/10/9 | Accepted: 2013/10/28 | Published: 2013/10/28
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dehghani R, takht firozeh M, yeganeh M, meghdadi M, mosavi G, haji bagheri A, et al . Cigarette Smoking Status in The City of Ardestan City During 2010. J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2013; 21 (4) :75-82
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