Smoking among secondary school students in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

  • LK Lee
  • PCY Chen
  • KC Wong
  • Jagmohni K

Abstract

The prevalence of smoking among the students was 14.0%.  About a third of the students (37.8%) started smoking at 13 to 14 years of age.  The prevalence of smoking among the male students was higher (26.6%) compared to the female students (3.1%).  Adolescent smoking was associated with (1) socio-demographic factors (age, ethnicity, rural/urban status); (2) environmental factors (parental smoking, staying with parents); (3) behavioural factors (playing truant and risk-taking behaviours such as physical fighting, drug use, alcohol use, sexual activity, lack of seatbelt use, riding with a drunk driver); (4) lifestyle behaviours (being on diet and lack of exercise); (5) personal factors (feeling sad and suicidal behaviours).
Published
2006-10-01
How to Cite
LeeL., ChenP., WongK., & KJ. (2006). Smoking among secondary school students in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malaysian Family Physician, 1(2 & 3), 1. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/203
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Original Articles