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ERIC Number: EJ785419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Prevalence of Tobacco Use among Students Aged 13-15 Years in the South-Eastern Europe Health Network
Stojiljkovic, Djorde; Haralanova, Maria; Nikogosian, Haik; Petrea, Ionela; Chauvin, James; Warren, Charles W.; Jones, Nathan R.; Asma, Samira
American Journal of Health Behavior, v32 n4 p438-445 Jul-Aug 2008
Objective: To examine adolescent tobacco use among members of the South-Eastern Europe (SEE) Health Network using data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS). Methods: Nationally representative samples were drawn from students in grades associated with youth aged 13 to 15 in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova, Romania, and Serbia. Results: Current cigarette smoking rates among students ranged from 5.6% to 33.1%. Current use of tobacco products other than cigarettes ranged from 3.6% to 10.2%. Conclusions: If effective programs are not developed, implemented, and enforced, morbidity and mortality attributed to tobacco use will surely increase.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Europe; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia