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Effect of Emotional Distress to Smoking Behaviour Among Adolescent in Indonesia (National Health Research 2013)
Diah Adni Fauziah

Last modified: 2018-09-16

Abstract


Background

Smoking prevalence in adolescent is higher than adult. One of caused is transition fase among adolescent in unstabil psychology. In 2014, Global Youth Tobacco Survey reported the current use of any tobacco product by youth was 20,3%, of which 19,4% were current tobacco smokers and 2,1% were current smokeless tobacco users. Emotional distress in adolescent associated with smoking behaviour. The aimed was to study emotional distress effect to smoking behavior among adolescent in Indonesia.

Materials and method

National Health Research Data Survey in 2013 was analyzed by using multiple logistic regression with total sampling 118.218 adolescents 15-24 years old in 33 provinces, 497 regencies.

Results

Result showed that odds adolescent smoker had to emotional distress 1,82 than adolescent nonsmoker adjusted by age, household education, addressed and family’s socio economic (OR=1,82; 95% CI 1,66-1,99).

Conclusion

Odds Adolescent smoker had to emotional distress 1,82 than adolescent nonsmoker adjusted by age, household education, addressed and family’s socio economic. Effect of emotional distress can be minimalized by adolescent counseling regularly, curriculum approach in school, and health behavior programme from government.

Acknowledgements

Indonesia Ministry of Health for supporting the data, Prof Sudarto and Dr Pandu for helping analyzed this special characteristic of data

Keywords

Smoking, Behaviour, Distress, Adolescent