Tobacco consumption pattern in different professions, Bandar Abbas, Iran

AUTHORS

Hossein Farshidi 1 , Shahram Zare 2 , * , Ebrahim Khaje 3 , Ali Daryanavard 3 , Mohammad Zarenejad 3 , Maryam Dehghan Khalili 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Associate Professor Department of Community Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 General Practitioner, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Medical Student, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 11 (4); e89718
Published Online: February 14, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 26, 2007
Accepted: February 14, 2008

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Abstract

Introduction: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in the
21st century. Tobacco consumption control in one of the main efforts among all
preventable risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. Consumption rate estimation
of tobacco and opioid products in different strata of society for interventional
education programs is very important. This study is aimed to investigate the
consumption rate of tobacco and opioid products in different professions of
Bandar Abbas residents.
Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 2114 truck, trailer and bus
drivers, 700 fishermen, 612 farmers, 502 university students and 500 male
government employees, were selected using simple random sampling technique.
Questionnaires of demographic data and tobacco products consumption habits
were filled for every individual in their presence. SPSS 14 software, t-test and
Chi-square tests were used for data analysis.
Results: The results revealed that 72.6% of the drivers, 44% of the fishermen,
18.8% of government employees, 28.7% of the farmers and 42.4% of the
university students are daily consumers of one of the tobacco products such as
cigarette, hookah or pipe. The mean number of cigarette per day for drivers was
14 and the mean time of using hookah for them was 1.2 daily.
Conclusion: It seems that interventional education programs for excelling
knowledge of different strata of society is of great significance.

Keywords

Smoking – Profession – Bandar Abbas

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