Cigarette and hookah using pattern in over-15 population of Bandar Abbas, a population based study

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Teamur Aghamolaei 1 , * , Shahram Zare 2

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

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

How to Cite: Aghamolaei T, Zare S . Cigarette and hookah using pattern in over-15 population of Bandar Abbas, a population based study, Hormozgan Med J. 2008 ; 11(4):e89578.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 11 (4); e89578
Published Online: February 24, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 24, 2007
Accepted: February 24, 2008

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Abstract

Introduction: Tobacco use is considered as an important general health problem
and it is known as one of the preventable causes of morbidity and mortality. The
goal of this survey was to determine the cigarette and hookah using model in
over-15 population residing in Bandar Abbas.
Methods: In this population-based study, a total number of 1810 over-15
residents of Bandar Abbas were selected using clustered sampling. Entrants were
interviewed in a face-to-face manner by which demographic data and cigarette or
hookah using status were recorded. Data was analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: Frequency of cigarette smoking was 11.7% in the participants. 22.7% of
men and 0.9% of women, which the difference was statistically significant
(P<0.0001). prevalence of hookah smoking was 9.1% in the participants. 4.6%
of men and 13.6% of women had smoked hookah which denotes a statistically
significant difference (P<0.0001). Cigarette and hookah using was meaningfully
correlated with age and education (P<0.0001).
Conclusion: Cigarette using model is concordant with most of similar surveys in
our studied population but hookah using is considerably higher than other parts of
the country. So it is recommended to conduct more studies regarding this issue to
determine possible causes of having penchant for hookah smoking in the
population (especially women).

Keywords

Cigarette – Hookah – Using Model – Population Study

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