International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part C (2019)
A study to assess the knowledge on ill effects of tobacco usage among adults at selected rural areas of Thanjavur DT, Tamil Nadu
Introduction: Habits play a major role in every individual’s health aspects. These habits are considered as two types viz Good habits and Bad habits. Bad habits means the activities which lead to ill health some of the bad habits are addiction to alcohol, tobacco and chewing, etc. In India tobacco used in both the forms which is said to the major health problems.
Objectives: To distribute the demographic variables of adults, to assess the knowledge regarding ill effects of tobacco among adults and to associate the knowledge with demographic variables of adults.
Material and Method: In this study Non Experimental Survey Research Design was used. It was conducted in selected rural areas of Thanjavur district, Tamilnadu. 100 Adult within the age of limit of 21 – 50 yrs are selected as samples by simple random sampling technique. The data was collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: The findings of the study shows that the Knowledge level of adults were 6(6%) had inadequate knowledge, 60(60%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 34 (34%) had adequate knowledge regarding the ill effects of tobacco.
How to cite this article:
M Raghavendran. A study to assess the knowledge on ill effects of tobacco usage among adults at selected rural areas of Thanjavur DT, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(1): 140-141.