Tobacco use among institutionalized adolescents in Turkey: does social environment affect the risk?


Erguder T., ÇAKIR B., BABALIOGLU N., DOGUSAN H., TURKORAL E., WARREN C. W.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.54, no.6, pp.379-389, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00038-009-0064-4
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-389

Abstract

The study aimed to estimate smoking prevalence and associated risk factors among Turkish adolescents residing in orphanages and to investigate whether "institutionalization" (i.e., factors leading to institutionalization and/or those present in the institutional environment) makes adolescents more prone "to try" and/or "continue" smoking.