Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(1), 284-290; doi:10.3390/ijerph7010284
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Determinants of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) among Non Smoking Adolescents (Aged 11-17 Years Old) in Greece: Results from the 2004-2005 GYTS Study

1 Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, 6 Lapithon str, Larissa, Greece 2 Department of Community Medicine, University of Zambia, Medical School, Box 50110, Lusaka, Zambia 3 Department of Public Health, Division of Community Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Private Box 360, Blantyre, Malawi 4 Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, CA 92182, USA
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Received: 13 November 2009; Accepted: 15 January 2010 / Published: 21 January 2010
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Abstract: The aim of the study is to investigate the determinants of exposure to ETS among Greek adolescents aged 11-17 years old. The GYTS questionnaire was completed by 5,179 adolescents. About 3 in 4 responders (76.8%) were exposed to ETS at home, and 38.5% were exposed to ETS outside of the home. Gender, age group, parental and close friends smoking status were significant determinants of adolescent’s exposure to ETS. The results of the study could be valuable for the implementation of public health initiatives in Greece aiming to reduce the burden of adolescent’s exposure to passive smoking.
Keywords: Environmental Tobacco Smoke; adolescents; Greece

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Rachiotis, G.; Siziya, S.; Muula, A.S.; Rudatsikira, E.; Papastergiou, P.; Hadjichristodoulou, C. Determinants of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) among Non Smoking Adolescents (Aged 11-17 Years Old) in Greece: Results from the 2004-2005 GYTS Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 284-290.

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Rachiotis G, Siziya S, Muula AS, Rudatsikira E, Papastergiou P, Hadjichristodoulou C. Determinants of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) among Non Smoking Adolescents (Aged 11-17 Years Old) in Greece: Results from the 2004-2005 GYTS Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(1):284-290.

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Rachiotis, George; Siziya, Seter; Muula, Adamson S.; Rudatsikira, Emmanuel; Papastergiou, Panagiotis; Hadjichristodoulou, Christos. 2010. "Determinants of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) among Non Smoking Adolescents (Aged 11-17 Years Old) in Greece: Results from the 2004-2005 GYTS Study." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 1: 284-290.

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