Smoking among secondary-school boys in Bahrain: prevalence and risk factors.

  title={Smoking among secondary-school boys in Bahrain: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Nazar M Al-Haddad and Randah Ribhi Hamadeh},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={9 1-2},
To determine the prevalence of smoking among male secondary school students in Bahrain and to identify their risk factors for smoking, we surveyed a random sample of students by questionnaire. The prevalence of smoking was 26.6%, 25.5% and 25.4% among first-year, second-year and third-year students respectively. Cigarettes (21.0%), water-pipes (13.0%) and cigars (1.6%) were popular. Smokers and non-smokers had similar socioeconomic profiles, but differed in degree of disapproval of smoking… CONTINUE READING

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