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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Prevalence and Factors Associated with Tobacco Consumption Among Students of a Selected Private University in Bangladesh [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2020; 3(1): 22-30 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2019.30974

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Tobacco Consumption Among Students of a Selected Private University in Bangladesh

Salman Mohamed Farah1, ABM Alauddin Chowdhury1, Lucila Nascimento2, Dionéia Monte-Serrat3, Rosanna De La Rosa-eduardo4, Russell Kabir5, Kamrul Hossain6
1Department of Public Health, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
3Universidade de Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo State, Brazil
4Área de Enfermería, Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
5School of Allied Health, Anglia Ruskin University, Essex, UK
6Department of General Educational Development, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

INTRODUCTION: Tobacco consumption has a significant association with several health problems. Among the eight leading causes of morbidity and mortality, tobacco consumption is the major risk factor for six causes. This study aimed to find out the prevalence and the factors associated with tobacco consumption among the students at a private university.
METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Daffodil International University from January to May 2017, and data were collected using a structured questionnaire.
RESULTS: A total of 384 students participated in this study. The findings showed that 184 (48.4%) of the students of a private university were smoking any form of tobacco. Age, place of residence, knowledge of the consequences of tobacco consumption, health problems that the respondents were suffering, an affair of love, the frequency of library had a significant association with tobacco consumption.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Identifying associated risk factors is important to develop a prevention program and mitigate the epidemic situation of tobacco consumption among the students.

Keywords: Bangladesh, risk factors, students, tobacco consumption, universities

Salman Mohamed Farah, ABM Alauddin Chowdhury, Lucila Nascimento, Dionéia Monte-Serrat, Rosanna De La Rosa-eduardo, Russell Kabir, Kamrul Hossain. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Tobacco Consumption Among Students of a Selected Private University in Bangladesh. anatol j fm. 2020; 3(1): 22-30

Corresponding Author: Russell Kabir, United Kingdom
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