Smoking attitudes and some related factors in Diyarbakır city center
Yasan, A. (2008) Smoking attitudes and some related factors in Diyarbakır city center. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 9 (2). pp. 67-74.
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate relationship among smoking attitudes, psychiatric symptoms and 16 ages below trauma in Diyarbakır city center. Methods: The research was conducted at March-April 2006 among 599 adults who live in 50 different districts of Diyarbakır. The respondents were interviewed face to face at their homes. In this cross-sectional study we administered a questionnaire in order to determine sociodemographic graphic, smoking, 16 ages below trauma and psychiatric symptoms. Results: We determined that from 599 persons joined to our study 50.9% of the persons are at least 1 smoking a daily. Rate of smoking was Female 36.7% and male 65.2%. Average age for smoking cigarette for the first time was 16.42.2 years. The highest prevalence for smoking cigarette regularly was found in the 25-34 age groups. Sixteen age years below trauma rate was higher in smokers (60.3%) than nonsmokers (47.3%). According to SCL-90-R, anxiety, obsession, depression, psychosis, phobia and global mean scores were higher smokers than nonsmokers. Discussion: In our research we found associate with smoking use, psychiatric symptoms and 16 ages below trauma.
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