INFLUENCE OF PSYCHOSOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON TOBACCO USE AMONGST STUDENTS

  • Khaloud Tariq BDS, BSc, MPH, Senior Demonstrator, Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, The University of Lahore
  • Ahmed Bilal BDS, Demonstrator, Department and Community and Preventive Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Umair Dastgir Bhatti BDS, MSc, MFGDP, DDPHRCS, Associate Professor, Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Lahore
Keywords: Psychosocial & environmental factors influence, Tobacco use amongst students

Abstract

Aim of this study was to find out the influence of psychosocial and environmental factor on tobacco use amongst students.

A cross sectional survey was conducted in 6 randomly selected Universities of Lahore from 1st to 28 September 2017. Seventy students were selected from each university through random sampling using lotery method using random number generator. Standardized global youth tobacco survey (GYTS) questionnaire was used. It was composed of pyschosocial & environmental factors and was hand distributed among students. The data were analyzed using SPSS 20.

A total number of 420 students participated. Five incomplete responses were discorded. Females were 223 & males were 192. Majoristy of the participants belonged to the age group of 18-24 years.

It was concluded that many students considered it a fun to do with friends.

Published
2019-05-01
How to Cite
Tariq, K., Bilal, A., & Bhatti, U. (2019). INFLUENCE OF PSYCHOSOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON TOBACCO USE AMONGST STUDENTS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 39(1), 65-68. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/350
Section
Preventive Dentistry