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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153062
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Smoking Behaviors among Military Senior High School Students in Taiwan
Abstract:
Smoking Behaviors among Military Senior High School Students in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Yang, Chia-Chen, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Tri-Service General Hospital
Title:RN
Co-Authors:Kwua-Yun Wang, RN, MS
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence and related factors of cigarette smoking among military senior high school in Taiwan. Method: Cross-sectional and a two-stage sampling design was conducted between September 1 and November 30, 2005. A total of 872 military students were recruited in this survey. Data were collected by the Chinese version of Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) designed by the WHO and CDC / USA. Data were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, frequency, t-test, Chi-Square, and were weighted to adjust for sample selection (school) and non-response (school and individual levels). The computer program SAS v9.13 was used to compute weighted rate and 95% confidence intervals. Results: There were 11.6% of students reporting to current smoke cigarette, and 9.41% nonsmokers are susceptible to smoke. With regard to exposure to secondhand smoke, 37.76% students exposed to secondhand smoke in homes and 20.31% in school. The most reasons to smoke cigarette was curiosity (67.8%), and most respondents disclosed that the main source of cigarette was available from friends, classmates or colleague (59.49%). In addition, 25.31% students were intent to quitting cigarette within one year in future. Exposure to secondhand smoke and friend's smoking status were associated with students' current smoking behavior. Conclusions: Tobacco control and prevention strategies proved to be vital since peer influence and exposure to secondhand smoke were the major predictors in Taiwanese military senior high school students.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSmoking Behaviors among Military Senior High School Students in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153062-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Smoking Behaviors among Military Senior High School Students in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yang, Chia-Chen, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tri-Service General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ycc0903@ndmctsgh.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kwua-Yun Wang, RN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence and related factors of cigarette smoking among military senior high school in Taiwan. Method: Cross-sectional and a two-stage sampling design was conducted between September 1 and November 30, 2005. A total of 872 military students were recruited in this survey. Data were collected by the Chinese version of Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) designed by the WHO and CDC / USA. Data were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, frequency, t-test, Chi-Square, and were weighted to adjust for sample selection (school) and non-response (school and individual levels). The computer program SAS v9.13 was used to compute weighted rate and 95% confidence intervals. Results: There were 11.6% of students reporting to current smoke cigarette, and 9.41% nonsmokers are susceptible to smoke. With regard to exposure to secondhand smoke, 37.76% students exposed to secondhand smoke in homes and 20.31% in school. The most reasons to smoke cigarette was curiosity (67.8%), and most respondents disclosed that the main source of cigarette was available from friends, classmates or colleague (59.49%). In addition, 25.31% students were intent to quitting cigarette within one year in future. Exposure to secondhand smoke and friend's smoking status were associated with students' current smoking behavior. Conclusions: Tobacco control and prevention strategies proved to be vital since peer influence and exposure to secondhand smoke were the major predictors in Taiwanese military senior high school students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:00:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:00:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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