International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part C (2018)
Prevalence of tobacco use among adults in Kamakshi Nagar Nellore
Tobacco is an agricultural product. Tobacco is commonly consumed as a recreational drug it is a global problem among the adults. It is the one of the chief preventable cause of death in world. Tobacco is consumed especially in India and south East Asian countries. Tobacco chewing is a risk factor for oral cancer. According to World health organization (2015), there has been global incidence of tobacco consumption is 60% mens and 2.3% of women are smoked tobacco and 28% men and 12.0% women chewed tobacco/pan masala and 46.5% men and 13.8% women either smoked or chewed tobacco.
Objective: To assess the prevalence of tobacco use among adults.
Materials and Methods: The descriptive research design was used to conduct research study. The 100 samples were selected by using non probability purposive sampling technique among adults in Kamakshi Nagar at Nellore.
Result: The results revealed that with reference to the prevalence of tobacco use among adults, 61 (61%) are using tobacco, in that 59(59%) are males and 2(2%) females and 39 (39%) are not using tobacco, in that 35(35%) are males and 4(4%) is females.
How to cite this article:
Budda Kavitha, Shanmugam Jhansi, N Subashini, Dr. Indira S. Prevalence of tobacco use among adults in Kamakshi Nagar Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(4):180-182.