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Individual Religiosity and Smoking Cessation Among Working Age Population in Indonesian
Tika Dwi Tama, Erni Astutik

Last modified: 2018-09-16

Abstract


Background

Tobacco use is one of major public health problems. Having faith in religion could drive people to avoid bad behavior, such as smoking. The aims of this study was to assess the role of individual religiosity on smoking cessation controlling for age, sex, religion, ethnicity, educational level, marital status, working status, and type of smoker.

 

Materials and methods

This study used cross sectional design with sample of 10.481 people at working age group (15-64 years old) who completed The Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) Wave 5 (conducted in 2014-2015). The relationship between individual religiosity and smoking cessation was assessed using multiple logistic regression.

 

Results

Proportion of smoking cessation among working age population in Indonesia only 11.4% and the average age of quitting smoking was 34.55 years old. After controlling for age, sex, religion, ethnicity, educational level, marital status, working status, and type of smoker, our study found that very religious people (OR 1.986), religious (OR 1,827), somewhat religious (OR 1,329) more likely to quit smoking than not religious people.

 

Conclusions

People who have higher levels of individual religiosity tend to stop smoking. Including religious interpretation about the risk of tobacco use on health promotion program should be an alternative way to encouraging people to stop smoking.

 

Keywords :  Indonesia, religiosity, smoking cessation, working age