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Prevalence and correlates of tobacco smoking in Sri Lanka.

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OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and underlying sociodemographic correlates of smoking among Sri Lankans. METHODS: A cross-sectional sample (N = 5000, age >18 years) was selected using a multistage random cluster sampling. Data were collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire. RESULTS: Response rate was 91% (n = 4532); males 40%; mean age 46.1 years (±15.1). Overall, urban and rural prevalence of current smoking (smoking) was 18.3%, 17.2%, and 18.5%, ...

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10.1177/1010539509355599

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Katulanda, P More by this author
Wickramasinghe, K More by this author
Mahesh, JG More by this author
Rathnapala, A More by this author
Constantine, GR More by this author
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Journal:
Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Volume:
23
Issue:
6
Pages:
861-869
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1941-2479
ISSN:
1010-5395
URN:
uuid:bda1a87e-fdca-45f0-8266-bcdae38d2833
Source identifiers:
216043
Local pid:
pubs:216043

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