El tabaco y los escolares: Contexto, opiniones y comportamiento

Translated title of the contribution: Smoking and schoolchildren: Context, opinions and behavior

Joan R. Villalbi, Roser Vives, Manel Nebot, Elia Díez, Manuela Ballestín

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BACKGROUND: This paper studies smoking epidemiology in school-age students. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 8th grade students (13-14 years-old) in the schools of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) in 1987, 1992 and 1994. RESUITS: The perception of smoking in the students environment has decreased. The proportion of regular smokers decreases, from 12.6% in 1987 to 9.5% in 1994 (p < 0,05) (an annual decrease of 3.5%) although the proportion who experiment with tobacco remains table. CONCLUSIONS: There is a decrease in the prevalence of regular smoking in the school-age population (13-14 years-old) in Barcelona (Spain).

Translated title of the contributionSmoking and schoolchildren: Context, opinions and behavior
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)579-581
Number of pages3
JournalMedicina Clinica
Issue number15
StatePublished - May 2 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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