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Ahmadizadeh Fini A, Aghamolaei T, Dehghani M, Zare S, madani A. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure in people over 15 years old, Bandar Abbas, Iran. hmj. 2012; 16 (1) :42-48
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-56-en.html
Associate Professor Department of Health
Abstract:   (8455 Views)
Introduction: Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure is a threat for health worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine the environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure in people over 15 years old in Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study a total of 387 subjects were selected by cluster sampling method. Data were collected by a questionnaire including demographic characteristics and questions related to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure. Data were analyzed by SPSS Software.
Results: 44.4% of subjects were male and 55.6% female. The results showed that 98.4% and 93.5% of subjects had been exposed to cigarette and hookah smoke, respectively. 12.7% and 14.7% of subjects revealed to be always and often exposed to cigarette smoke, respectively and just 1.6% did not expose to cigarette smoke. 52.2% of subjects exposed to cigarette smoke at public transportations and 31.3% at home. 93.4% of subjects exposed on hookah smoke at home. There was no significant difference between males and females regarding environmental tobacco smoke exposure.
Conclusion: The majority of the subjects were exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. Preventive efforts and educational programs are necessary to inform people regarding the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/17

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