Smoking in a Saudi community: prevalance, influencing factors, and risk perception.

@article{Siddiqui2001SmokingIA,
  title={Smoking in a Saudi community: prevalance, influencing factors, and risk perception.},
  author={Saima Siddiqui and Danny O Ogbeide and Ibrahim M Al Khalifa},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={367-70}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Smoking is a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world, but little information is available about the prevalence of smoking in Saudi Arabia. This study determined the prevalence of and major factors influencing smoking in our community. METHODS We used a questionnaire to determine smoking prevalence of males over age 12 attending a primary care clinic in Saudi Arabia. The questionnaire included items about factors influencing the decision… CONTINUE READING