Preventing Tobacco use among adolescents in Sudan
Ph.D researcher: Dr. Dafaallah B. Mohamed
Supervisor: Prof Hein De Vries
Co-researchers: Ciska. Hoving, Ph.D
Funding: No funding was received from Public or private sector
- To determine the prevalence of tobacco products among Sudanese adolescent
- To know the determinants of tobacco behaviour among Sudanese adolescents.
- To develop and implement smoking prevention program for Saudi adolescents.
- To measure the effect of the intervention program
Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Khartoum state, Sudan. The target population concerned school-going adolescents in 8th grade of basic education or 1st and 2nd grade of secondary education in Khartoum state, Sudan. A stratified two-stage cluster sampling technique was used to obtain representative samples of the adolescent's target population. Frequencies, Chi-square tests and Binary logistic regression analysis was used to identify the factors that had the strongest association with individual tobacco product ever use.
Results: A total of 1229 respondents were included in the analysis. The mean age was 14.5 years; the sample consisted of 56.4% boys. Prevalence of cigarettes, mint cigarettes, shisha and tombak ever use were 13%, 7.8% 5.9% and 3.5%, respectively. Older respondents were 1.35 times more likely to have ever smoked cigarettes (OR=1.35, 95% CI 1.20 - 1.52). Furthermore, boys were significantly more likely to have ever used any of the tobacco products assessed than girls.
Publications: Not yet; under process.