Addiction Disorders and Therapy

Prevalence and Determinants of Smoking in Gida Ayana Town, Eastern Wollega, Ethiopia, Crossectional

Published on: 2019-03-22

Abstract

Introduction: Tobacco use kills millions of people World Wide. Causing immense suffering and also has enormous economical social costs.
Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of cigarette smoking in Gida Ayana town population from October 1- April 1, 2017.
Methods and materials: The assessment was conducted by using community based cross- sectional study on sample population by using systematic sampling method. The information was collected by interview of respondent using structured questionnaire.
Result: From the 317 studied individuals 40(12.7%) are currently smoking, out of which 11.98% were males and 0.72% were females.

Keywords

Smoking, Gida Ayana Town, Eastern Wollega, Ethiopia, Tobacco, Chewing khat