Factors influencing shisha smoking among youths 15-35 years in juba city council, South Sudan
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UNICEF, Nutritionist, Nyarkuron West Residential area, Sudan
WFP, Public Health Practitioner, “Munuki Block C, Mia Saba Road - Juba South Sudan, N/A”, Sudan
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1551
Shisha smoking is one of the major preventable causes of premature death in the world and recent trends indicate raising smoking prevalence rates among children and adolescents and earlier ages of initiation, if these patterns continue, tobacco use will result in deaths of 250 million children and adolescents alive today, many of them in developing countries (WHO 2013).

The Objective Of The Study:
The main objective of the study was to determine the factors influencing shisha smoking among youths 15-35 years in the period of October to November 2022. The specific objectives were to determine the prevalence of shisha smoking, to identify the socio-demographic, socio-economic, and environmental factors influencing shisha smoking among youths in Juba City Council.

A cross-sectional study used convenience sampling to obtain 110 respondents in the 3 payams of Juba City Council from July to August 2016. Both Quantitative and Qualitative data collection were used with a key informant guide. Pearson Chi-square and Multiple logistic regression models were used to strengthen the association respectively at a 95’ confidence interval between shisha smoking and the independent variables.

The prevalence of shisha smoking among youths 15-35 years was 30.9’. The socio-demographic factors; gender (X2=3.553, P-Value=0.031) residence (X2=5.069, P-value=0.036), socioeconomic factors; level of education (X2=33.835, p-value

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