Cogprints

Prevalence and attitudes of smoking among secondary school teachers in Hadramout coastal districts, Yemen

Bin Ghouth Salim, Abdulla and Bahaj Ali, Ahmed (2006) Prevalence and attitudes of smoking among secondary school teachers in Hadramout coastal districts, Yemen. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

Full text available as:

[img]
Preview
PDF
174Kb

Abstract

A descriptive KAP study about smoking was conducted in all the ten secondary schools in Hadramout coastal districts during October 2004 – April 2005 and a total of 317 teachers were enrolled in the study (182 male, 135 female teachers). The findings revealed that about 8% of the teachers were smokers; all smokers were males (prevalence 14%). Only 10% of teachers had received training to limit smoking among students, and 27% had educational materials about harmful effects of smoking. The study concluded that low smoking prevalence, good knowledge and attitudes of teachers, especially female teachers, toward smoking may offer a chance for smoking prevention strategies in secondary schools.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Smoking, Secondary school
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:5165
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:25 Sep 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

References in Article

Select the SEEK icon to attempt to find the referenced article. If it does not appear to be in cogprints you will be forwarded to the paracite service. Poorly formated references will probably not work.

1. Torabi MR, Yang J, Li J. Comparison of tobacco use knowledge, attitudes and practice among college students in China and United States. Health Promote International. 2002 Sep; 17(3): 247-53

2. Poulsen LH, Osler M, Roberts C, Due P, Damsgaard MT, Holstein BE. Exposure to teachers smoking and adolescent smoking behaviour: analysis of cross sectional data from Denmark Tob. Control Sep 2002;11:246-251.

3. Roberts S. Belief assessment as a component of curriculum planning: cigarette smoking as an example. J Sch Health. 1980 Dec;50(10):55-8

4. Crow SC. Smoking areas in school grounds: are we encouraging teenagers to smoke? Journal of Adolescent health care. 1984 Apr;5:117-19

5. AL-Haddad N, Hamodeh RR. Smoking among secondary school boys in Bahrain. Eastern M Health Journal. 2003 Jan-Mar;9(1-2):78-87

6. Kebede Y. Cigarette smoking and khat chewing among university instructors in Ethiopia. East Afr Med J. 2002 May;79(5):274-8

7. Gunaid AA, Sumairi AA, Shidrawi RG et al. Oesophageal and gastric carcinoma in the republic of Yemen. Br J Cancer. 1995 Feb;71(2):409:10

8. Bawazeer AA, Hattab AS, Morales E. First cigarette smoking experience among secondary-school students in Aden, Republic of Yemen. East Moditerr Health J. 1999 May;5(3) 440-9

9. Khechinashvili G, Andall-Brerecton G, Razum O. Cigarette smoking among school teachers in Tobago. West Indian Med J. 2004 Sep;53:260-2

10. Alnasir FA. Bahraini schoolteacher knowledge of the effects of smoking. Ann Saudi Med. 2004 Nov-Dec;24(6):448-52

11. Kwamanga DH, Odhiambo JA, Gicheha C. Tobacco consumption among schoolteachers in Nairobi. East Afr Med J. 2001 May;78(3):119-23

12. Al-Damegh Sa, Saleh MA, Al-Alfi MA, Al-Hoqail IA. Cigarrette smoking behavior among male secondary school students in the central region of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J. 2004 Feb;25(2):215-9

13. Saeed AA, Khoja TA, Khan SB. Smoking beaviour and attitudes among adult Saudi in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. Tob control. 1996 Autumn;5(3):215-9

14. Trinidad DR, Gilpin EA, Pierce JP. Compliance and support for smoke-free school policies. Health Educ. Res. 2005 Aug;20(4):466-75

15. Kwamanga DH, Odhiambo JA, Amukoye EI. Prevalence and risk factors of smoking among secondary school students in Nairobi. East Afr Med J. 2003 Apr;80:207-12

Metadata

Repository Staff Only: item control page