Tobacco consumption and awareness of their health hazards amongst remote village area in Uttar Pradesh

Verma, Ruchi and Kumar, Lalit and Kurba, Vijaya Bhaskar (2013) Tobacco consumption and awareness of their health hazards amongst remote village area in Uttar Pradesh. International Journal of Biomedical Research, 4 (10). pp. 567-570. ISSN 0976-9633

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Abstract

The present study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of consumption of tobacco amongst general public in remote areas of Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) and to study the perception of the children regarding the health hazards of tobacco. A cross-sectional study was conducted amongst 600 persons (400 men and 200 women). Men and women were divided under various age group i.e. Upto 18, 18-30, 30-50, 50 and above. Maximum percentage of gutka consumption was found among men followed by bidi and cigarette and then a small percentage of persons taking smoking tobacco by pipe and chewing tobacco with lime among age group 30-50 and 50 and above was found due to illiteracy and habit. Among women a small amount of population was found to be taking tobacco products i.e. gutka was consumed by 18% population and bidi 5%, chewing tobacco 12% only among old women in the age group 30-50 and 50 above was found. Nearly 43% population knew that, tobacco consumption is injurious to health. Among them children constituted the maximum percentage due to the guidance by teachers in school. The major causes were relief from stress after lot of work and in group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gutka; Bidi; Cigarette; Health risks.
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 06:01
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2013 06:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138007

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