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Current and never smokers: differentials in characteristics, knowledge and perceptions.
East Mediterr Health J. 2003 Sep-Nov; 9(5-6):923-34.EM

Abstract

A cross-sectional interview survey of tobacco use was conducted in Alexandria, Egypt, comparing current smokers with never smokers. Among men, the risk of current tobacco use was significantly higher among married participants (OR = 1.74), especially those with low educational or occupational status. In contrast, although few women smoked, tobacco use was significantly higher among those holding a university degree (OR = 15.33). Never smokers were significantly more knowledgeable than current smokers about tobacco-related health hazards. Never smokers had significantly better perceptions of the danger of tobacco use, susceptibility to health-related hazards and the benefits of being tobacco-free. Multivariate analysis revealed that tobacco use is independently predicted by participants' sex, age and educational attainment as well as their perceptions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16450522

Citation

Youssef, R M., et al. "Current and Never Smokers: Differentials in Characteristics, Knowledge and Perceptions." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, vol. 9, no. 5-6, 2003, pp. 923-34.
Youssef RM, Abou-Khatwa SA, Fouad HM. Current and never smokers: differentials in characteristics, knowledge and perceptions. East Mediterr Health J. 2003;9(5-6):923-34.
Youssef, R. M., Abou-Khatwa, S. A., & Fouad, H. M. (2003). Current and never smokers: differentials in characteristics, knowledge and perceptions. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = al-Majallah Al-sihhiyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassit, 9(5-6), 923-34.
Youssef RM, Abou-Khatwa SA, Fouad HM. Current and Never Smokers: Differentials in Characteristics, Knowledge and Perceptions. East Mediterr Health J. 2003 Sep-Nov;9(5-6):923-34. PubMed PMID: 16450522.
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