A gyermekek dohányzással kapcsolatos vélekedé seinek orvosi antropológiai megközelítése

Translated title of the contribution: Medical anthropological approach to children's surmises on smoking

Judit Bak, B. Pikó

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INTRODUCTION - The aim of our study was to explore school children's surmises on smoking. The following questions were in the focus of our analysis: what concepts children have about smoking and smoking-related diseases before adolescence? Have they already tried smoking? METHODS - The study was conducted among 3rd, 4th and 5th year school children (N=128) in two towns of Békés County, namely in Békés and Köröstarcsa. The sample consisted of 57% males and 43% females. Regarding sampling we followed international studies with similar aims where samples of 9-11-year-old average children were thought to be ideal for such study purpose using the draw-and-write technique. RESULTS - Most respondents from the study have not tried smoking yet. On the other hand, there are great number of adults who smoke in children's environments, in many times, both parents do. Despite these facts, children's attitudes toward smoking is rather negative. Children's opinions reflect many negative aspects of smoking: the health-damaging effect, the financial aspects, the negative effects for social and physical environment. CONCLUSIONS - Similar to previous international studies, children of our sample possess correct and comprehensive knowledge of the smoking-related health problems. Findings of our study provides a support to the need of a smoking prevention program for children in the age of their negative opinions of smoking and well before the peer group effect is getting significant.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)433-438
Number of pages6
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Volume14
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

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A gyermekek dohányzással kapcsolatos vélekedé seinek orvosi antropológiai megközelítése. / Bak, Judit; Pikó, B.

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