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Prevalence and predictors of adolescents’ cigarette smoking in Madinah, Saudi Arabia: a school-based cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2015
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Title
Prevalence and predictors of adolescents’ cigarette smoking in Madinah, Saudi Arabia: a school-based cross-sectional study
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BMC Public Health, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1363-8
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Abdulmohsen Al-Zalabani, Khaled Kasim

Abstract

BackgroundAlthough the prevalence of adolescents¿ cigarette smoking has increased in recent decades, little is known regarding its epidemiology in certain Saudi regions, including the Madinah region. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of adolescent cigarette smoking in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.MethodsA school-based cross-sectional study was carried out in the Madinah region during 2013. A multistage stratified cluster sample was taken and included 3400 students (11¿19 years) from 34 intermediate and secondary schools. Data concerning sociodemographic and smoking-related factors were collected using a valid and reliable self-administered questionnaire. The prevalence of smoking was estimated, and appropriate statistical analyses were performed, including univariate, predictive and multivariate regression analyses.ResultsThe overall response rate was 97.7%. The prevalence of cigarette smoking in the respondents¿ 3322 adolescents was 15.17% (95% CI¿=¿13.95-16.39) with significant differences in sociodemographic factors. The most important predictors were most or all friends smoking (OR¿=¿12.5; 95% CI¿=¿9.40-16.8). Other significant less important factors were parental smoking, belief in the harmful effects of smoking, cigarette advertisement in mass media, and pocket money.ConclusionsCigarette smoking prevalence is a relatively low among adolescents in Madinah region. However, friends and parents smoking play an important role in the increased risk of smoking in the studied adolescents. These predictors must be included in any antismoking education programs targeting to this sector of population in the region.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Saudi Arabia 2 3%
Unknown 67 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 25%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 9%
Other 5 7%
Other 13 19%
Unknown 15 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Psychology 6 9%
Social Sciences 5 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 18 26%

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