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Tobacco use among rural Nepalese women: Cross-sectional community based study.

RB Khatri, SR Mishra, V Khanal

Indian Journal of Cancer | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Tobacco use is responsible for a considerable number of morbidity and mortality in the world. Annually 14,000 deaths are attributed to tobacco use in Nepal. Despite having social acceptability of tobacco in Nepalese society, little has been known about tobacco use among rural women. The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of and examine the factors associated with tobacco consumption among women of reproductive age in a rural community of Dailekh district of Nepal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was descriptive, cross-sectional study carried out among women of reproductive age in the rural community of Dailekh district. A random sampling was used to obtain 110 women aged ..

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