Smoking among urban Malaysian school children.

@article{Thambypillai1985SmokingAU,
  title={Smoking among urban Malaysian school children.},
  author={V Thambypillai},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={819-23}
}
A questionnaire on smoking habits was administered to 4106 Form IV school children in Kuala Lumpur. The period of survey was from 9 to 20 April 1984. 2099 boys and 2007 girls were studied and their mean age was 16.1 years. 32.8% of the students had been initiated to smoking and the mean age of initiation was 13.3 years. The prevalence of smoking was found to be 9.8% and the mean duration of smoking was 2.5 years. Most of the smokers and occasional smokers were boys. About 42% of the smokers… CONTINUE READING

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