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Volume 2, Issue 2 (7-2015)                   J Prevent Med 2015, 2(2): 62-67 | Back to browse issues page

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Ahmadizadeh Fini A, Rafizad E, Dashtiyan M, Ahmadizadeh Fini E. The Study of Smoking in population 15-64 in urban and rural area in Hormozgan province. J Prevent Med 2015; 2 (2) :62-67
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Introduction: Smoking is one of the health problems in the world which threats the human life. Approximately every 10 seconds a person dies because of complications and diseases caused by tobacco. This study aimed to investigate Smoking status in population aged 15-64 in urban and rural area in Hormozgan province.

Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study conducted according to the WHO protocols. Data obtained from cardiovascular risk factors surveillance system in the province of Hormozgan. Data were analyzed using SPSS 16 software and Mann-Whitney, kruskal-wallis test.

Results: The results showed that 11.1% of the subjects were smoking daily with 13/8% and 10% in urban and rural areas, respectively. The percentage of smoking in men and women was 21% and 0.4% respectively. Most of smokers were in 35-44 and 45-54 age groups. 13.5% of study population were using hookah daily, with 5.3% in urban and 18.4% in rural areas. Most of hookah users were in and 45-54 and 55-64 age groups.

Conclusion: Regarding the high rate of smoking in Hormozgan province it is essential to develop and implement educational programs regarding the health problems of smoking and its effects on passive smokers is necessary.

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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/07/11 | Accepted: 2015/09/21 | Published: 2015/11/2

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