Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Gender And Age Peculiarities Of Tobacco Addiction Among The Urban Population Of The Middle Volga Region

Year: 2009, volume 5 Issue: №2 Pages: 197-200
Heading: Internal Diseases Article type: Original article
Authors: S.A. Babanov, I.A. Agarkova
Organization: Samara Polyclinic №1, Samara State Medical University

On the basis of the conducted research, prevalence of tobacco smoking and its intensity according to the gender and age descriptions among the urban population in the Middle Volga region (Samara as an example city) is described in the article. It is proved, that among men and women under study 49,37% and 14,17% smoke accordingly, 22,80% and 8,86% smoked before, 27,83% and 76,97% never smoke. The education level and family status have considerably contributed to the epidemiology of tobacco smoking addiction. Authors consider, that the development of public and medical measures directed to the fight against smoking must be realized taking into account the gender, age, social and mental points, that is difficult, but necessary process.

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