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dc.creatorRachiotis, G.en
dc.creatorMuula, A. S.en
dc.creatorRudatsikira, E.en
dc.creatorSiziya, S.en
dc.creatorKyrlesi, A.en
dc.creatorGourgoulianis, K.en
dc.creatorHadjichristodoulou, C.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-23T10:46:16Z
dc.date.available2015-11-23T10:46:16Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier10.1186/1471-2458-8-313
dc.identifier.issn14712458
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11615/32557
dc.description.abstractBackground. Data about the predictors of smoking among adolescents in Greece are sparse. We tried to identify factors associated with current cigarette smoking among in-school adolescents in Greece in the context of GYTS study. Methods. A secondary analysis of data from a questionnaire study using the Global Youth Tobacco Survey methodology was conducted to identify factors associated with smoking among adolescents in Greece. Data were collected in 2004-2005. The outcome variable was cigarette smoking within the past 30 days preceding the survey while independent variables included age, gender, parental educational status, parental smoking, perception of harmfulness of smoking, and the amount of pocket money at the adolescent's disposal. Results. 6141 adolescents (51.5% males and 48.5% females) participated in the study. In multivariate analysis, cigarette smoking was associated with male gender (OR: 1.62; 95% CI: 1, 08-3.08), parental smoking (OR: 2.59; 95% CI: 1.45-5.89), and having pocket money ≥ 16 Euros (OR: 2.64; 95% CI: 1.19-5.98). Conclusion. Male gender, parental smoking, and having pocket-money ≥ 16 Euros were independently associated with current smoking among Greek students. These findings could be taken into account in order to formulate a comprehensive anti-smoking strategy in Greece. © 2008 Rachiotis et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en
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dc.subjectadolescenten
dc.subjectadolescent smokingen
dc.subjectarticleen
dc.subjectcigarette smokingen
dc.subjecteducational statusen
dc.subjectfemaleen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjecthealth care policyen
dc.subjecthealth surveyen
dc.subjecthumanen
dc.subjectmaleen
dc.subjectmoneyen
dc.subjectoutcome variableen
dc.subjectparental smokingen
dc.subjectprevalenceen
dc.subjectpublic healthen
dc.subjectquestionnaireen
dc.subjectrisk assessmenten
dc.subjectrisk factoren
dc.subjectsex differenceen
dc.subjectsocial aspecten
dc.subjectchilden
dc.subjectchild behavioren
dc.subjectcomparative studyen
dc.subjectcross-sectional studyen
dc.subjecteconomicsen
dc.subjectmultivariate analysisen
dc.subjectpsychological aspecten
dc.subjectsmokingen
dc.subjectsocioeconomicsen
dc.subjectAdolescent Behavioren
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen
dc.subjectSex Factorsen
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.titleFactors associated with adolescent cigarette smoking in Greece: Results from a cross sectional study (GYTS Study)en
dc.typejournalArticleen


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