Smoking associated factors in students during their last year of higher education

Authors

  • María Soledad Zuzulich Pavez Enfermera matrona, Magíster en Psicología de la Salud. Directora de Salud Estudiantil de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. email:mzuzulic@uc.cl.
  • Báltica Cabieses Valdés Enfermera matrona, Magíster en Epidemiología, PhD Candidate University of York, UK. Coordinadora del Programa UC Saludable de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. email:bcabiese@uc.cl.
  • Nuria Pedrals Gibbons Psicóloga con Post-título en terapia sistémica. Directora General Estudiantil de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. email:npedrals@uc.cl.
  • Lorena Contreras Escudero Psicóloga, Dirección General Estudiantil Salud Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. email:lcontree@uc.cl.
  • Daniel Martínez Aldunate Médico Psiquiatra. Dirección General Estudiantil Salud Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. email:horizonte@interactiva.cl.
  • Mónica Muñoz Serrano Enfermera matrona, Magister en Comunicación Social. Directora del Programa UC Saludable de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile email:mmunoszse@uc.cl.
  • Manuel Espinoza Sepúlveda Médico-Cirujano, Magíster en Bioestadística, Magíster en Epidemiología, Master In Health Economics, PhD candidate in Economics, University of York, UK. Profesor de la Escuela de Medicina de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. email:mespinse@uc.cl.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.iee.6392

Keywords:

Tobacco, risk factors; students.

Abstract

Objective. To determine the risk factors associated to smoking in the last year of school in a Chilean university population. 

Methodology. Analytical, observational, transversal cut study. Stratified randomized sampling was conducted according to academic unit and year of career; the size of the sample was of 2045 students from four campuses of the catholic university of Chile. The information was collected with a self-applied questionnaire. A descriptive, bivariate and logistic regression analysis was made. 

Results. The average age was 20.4±1.6, 46% were males and 70.3% had a high socioeconomic status. 91% had started cigarette consumption before the age of 18. The smoking monthly prevalence was of 40.5%, 20% of the surveyed would be at risk of having diagnosis of smoking. A positive association was found between smoking during the last year of university and: age (p< 0.05), female sex (p< 0.001), socioeconomic status (p< 0.05) and parents drug consumption perception (p< 0.001). A negative association was found between smoking and religiosity (p< 0.001). 

Conclusion. In the studied university group it was found that the smoking problem requires special attention due to its magnitude and association to risk factors as age, female gender, socioeconomic status and a low religiosity.

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Published

2010-08-09

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Zuzulich Pavez, M. S., Cabieses Valdés, B., Pedrals Gibbons, N., Contreras Escudero, L., Martínez Aldunate, D., Muñoz Serrano, M., & Espinoza Sepúlveda, M. (2010). Smoking associated factors in students during their last year of higher education. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 28(2). https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.iee.6392

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