Factors associated with parental smoking in the presence of school-aged children: A cross-sectional study

Yuan Mei Liao, Yu Ting Chen, Liang Chun Kuo, Ping Ling Chen

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摘要

Background: In 2009, the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act (Taiwan) was amended to more effectively restrict smoking in indoor public places and workplaces in Taiwan. However, the lack of prohibitions for smoking in private homes may place family members at increased risk for exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). The aim of our study was to determine the factors associated with parental smoking in the presence of children at home. Methods. In 2010, we performed a cross-sectional study of factors associated with parental smoking in the presence of children at home in Taiwan using self-administered questionnaires. Quota sampling was used to select five primary schools from four different regions of Taiwan. Parents were surveyed to identify parental smokers and 307 parental smokers were selected for participation in our study. Questionnaire data regarding parental smoking in the presence of children at home and related interactions among family members were analyzed. Hierarchical logistic regression was used to determine the best-fit model for examining the relationships among the variables related to parental smoking in the presence of children at home. Results: Two-thirds of parents who smoked reported smoking in the presence of their children. The results of the hierarchical logistic regression analysis identified the smokers' compliance with their family's antismoking responses, mutual agreement with smoking bans, daily smoking, smoking more than 20 cigarettes per day, the education level of the parental smoker, and the annual family income as determinants of smoking in the presence of children at home. Conclusions: Households with smoking parents should be targeted for interventions to encourage the adoption and enforcement of home smoking bans. Educational interventions that promote smoke-free homes for children and provide support to help parents stop smoking are critical factors in reducing the frequency of children's ETS exposure in the home.

原文英語
文章編號819
期刊BMC Public Health
13
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2013

指紋

Cross-Sectional Studies
Smoking
Taiwan
Parents
Smoke
Tobacco
Logistic Models
Environmental Exposure
Tobacco Products
Workplace
Regression Analysis
Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Factors associated with parental smoking in the presence of school-aged children : A cross-sectional study. / Liao, Yuan Mei; Chen, Yu Ting; Kuo, Liang Chun; Chen, Ping Ling.

於: BMC Public Health, 卷 13, 編號 1, 819, 2013.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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