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Prevalence of smokers among students of an institution of higher education in the backlands of Paraiba

Prevalência de tabagistas entre estudantes de uma instituição de ensino superior do sertão paraibano
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Pereira, Jamelson dos Santos; Silva, Edineide Nunes da; Pereira, Muller Portinary Cavalcante; Leite, Eliane de Sousa; Torquato, Jamili Anbar

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Abstract Objective: the objective was to characterize the prevalence of smoking among students of an IES. Method: this is a quantitative study conducted in the city of Cajazeiras - Paraiba in an IES between February and December 2010. The sample consisted of 248 students of the courses offered by healthcare education institution studied. Data were collected through questionnaire, after the signing of the agreement by the participants. Results: it was observed the following percentage of smokers among the students researched courses: 5.6% nursing, physiotherapy and pharmacy 4.5% 5.6%. The rate of ex-smokers identified among students was: 19% nursing, physiotherapy and pharmacy 9.1% 17%. Conclusion: the rate of students of IES smokers demands the adoption of pedagogical strategies that illustrate the harm from tobacco use.
Keywords university; student; health occupations; medicine; vocational education; tobacco consumption; smoking; prophylaxis; Brazil
Classification Medical Sociology
Free Keywords Nicotine; higher education
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3856-3863
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 2
DOI 10.9789/2175-5361.2013v5n2p3856
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence