Patterns of tobacco consumption among residents of a rural settlement: a cross-sectional study

  • Silva A
  • Vargas L
  • Lucchese R
  • et al.
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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Investigate patterns and factors associated with tobacco consumption among residents of a rural settlement. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted between September and November 2014, with 172 residents of a rural settlement in the Midwest region of Brazil. We analyzed as dependent variables tobacco consumption at some point in life; current tobacco consumption; tobacco abuse; and the high risk of nicotine dependence, with sociodemographic variables associated with tobacco use, and we applied the Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) and Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ-20). RESULTS: The prevalence of tobacco use in life, current use, tobacco abuse, and high risk of nicotine dependence were 62.2%, 20.9%, 59.8%, and 10.3%, respectively. Advanced age, low education level, evangelical religion, marijuana use, hypnotic or sedative consumption, and male gender were factors associated with smoking patterns in the settlers. CONCLUSIONS: There was a high prevalence of smoking patterns, evidencing the need for public policies on tobacco prevention and control in this population.

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Silva, A. C. da, Vargas, L. S., Lucchese, R., Calixto, B. D. S., Guimarães, R. A., Vera, I., … Fernandes, I. L. (2017). Patterns of tobacco consumption among residents of a rural settlement: a cross-sectional study. Revista de Saúde Pública, 51, 100. https://doi.org/10.11606/s1518-8787.2017051006781

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