Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(9), 3553-3561; doi:10.3390/ijerph8093553
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Determinants of Exposure to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke (SHS) among Current Non-Smoking In-School Adolescents (aged 11–18 years) in South Africa: Results from the 2008 GYTS Study

Received: 18 July 2011; in revised form: 22 August 2011 / Accepted: 29 August 2011 / Published: 31 August 2011
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Abstract: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and identify correlates of second-hand tobacco smoke (SHS) among 6,412 current non-smoking school-going adolescents (aged 11 to 18 years) in South Africa. A cross-sectional study was carried out in 2008 in South Africa within the framework of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. Overall, 25.7% of students were exposed to SHS at home, 34.2% outside of the home and 18.3% were exposed to SHS at home and outside of the home. Parental and close friends smoking status, allowing someone to smoke around you and perception that passive smoking was harmful were significant determinants of adolescent’s exposure to both SHS at home and outside of the home. Identified factors can inform the implementation of public health interventions in order to reduce passive smoking among adolescents.
Keywords: environmental tobacco smoke; attitudes; school going adolescents; South Africa
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Peltzer, K. Determinants of Exposure to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke (SHS) among Current Non-Smoking In-School Adolescents (aged 11–18 years) in South Africa: Results from the 2008 GYTS Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 3553-3561.

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Peltzer K. Determinants of Exposure to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke (SHS) among Current Non-Smoking In-School Adolescents (aged 11–18 years) in South Africa: Results from the 2008 GYTS Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2011; 8(9):3553-3561.

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Peltzer, Karl. 2011. "Determinants of Exposure to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke (SHS) among Current Non-Smoking In-School Adolescents (aged 11–18 years) in South Africa: Results from the 2008 GYTS Study." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 8, no. 9: 3553-3561.

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