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Prevalence and behavioural risk factors of light or moderate and heavy cigarette smoking in 32 countries

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:45:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:45:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-23 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10499
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to predict the prevalence of light or moderate and heavy smoking from lifestyle behavioural risk factors among South African adults compared to others from 31 countries around the world. Secondary data from 53 391 adults who completed the International Social Survey Program (ISSP), 2011-2013, Health and Health Care Module were accessed for this study (South Africans, N = 3 004). Findings from multinomial logistic regression with adjustment for personal factors (e.g. physical and psychological well-being variables) were used to explain a significant proportion of both light or moderate smoking and heavy smoking among South African adults as well as adults from the other countries. Specifically, lifestyle factors of being underweight and overweight or obese were negatively associated with light or moderate smoking, but body mass index (BMI) weight status was not associated with heavy smoking. Smoking interventions should target modifiable lifestyle factors to prevent risk for light or moderate smoking and heavy smoking. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SMOKING en
dc.subject TOBACCO USE en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Prevalence and behavioural risk factors of light or moderate and heavy cigarette smoking in 32 countries en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 26(6) en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9532 en
dc.PageNumber 535-540 en
dc.outputnumber 8387 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2016) Prevalence and behavioural risk factors of light or moderate and heavy cigarette smoking in 32 countries. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 26(6):535-540. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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