BACKGROUND: This paper studies smoking epidemiology in school-age students. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 8th grade students (13-14 years-old) in the schools of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) in 1987, 1992 and 1994. RESUITS: The perception of smoking in the students environment has decreased. The proportion of regular smokers decreases, from 12.6% in 1987 to 9.5% in 1994 (p < 0,05) (an annual decrease of 3.5%) although the proportion who experiment with tobacco remains table. CONCLUSIONS: There is a decrease in the prevalence of regular smoking in the school-age population (13-14 years-old) in Barcelona (Spain).
|Translated title of the contribution||Smoking and schoolchildren: Context, opinions and behavior|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - May 2 1998|
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