|Authors||Hammond D, Kin F, Prohmmo A, Kungskulniti N, Lian TY, Sharma SK, Sirirassamee B, Borland R, Fong GT.|
|Date||May 30, 2008|
|Publication Link||Asia Pac J Public Health. 2008;20(3):193-203.
|Citation||Hammond, D., Kin, F., Prohmmo, A., Kungskulniti, N., Lian, T. Y., Sharma, S. K., et al. (2008).
Patterns of smoking among adolescents in Malaysia and Thailand: Findings from the
International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Survey. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public
Health, 20(3), 193-203. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from
|Abstract||At present, 70% of the world’s 1.1 billion smokers are in developing countries, with over 50% in Asia alone. The current study examined patterns of youth smoking in Thailand and Malaysia. Respondents were 2002 youths between the ages of 13 and 17 from Thailand (n = 1000) and Malaysia (n = 1002). Respondents were selected using a multistage cluster sampling design and surveyed between January 2005 and March 2005. Approximately 3% of youth between the ages of 13 and 17 were current smokers, with an additional 10% to 12% reporting experimental smoking. Males were between 7 and 15 times more likely to report smoking behavior than females. Less than 1% of females respondents in either country met the criteria for current smoking, and less than 5% met the criteria for experimental smoking. In contrast, more than 50% Thai males and approximately one-third of Malaysian males aged 17 met the criteria for either experimental or current smoking.|
Patterns of smoking among adolescents in Malaysia and Thailand: findings from the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia survey
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