Volume 8 Issue 4-1 - August 2017

  • 1. Effect of active smoking and second-hand smoke on asthma of young people: community health survey

    Authors : Kil Yong Choi, Kwang Sung Park, Ho Hyun Kim

    Pages : 1-6

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.841.01

    Keywords : asthma, lifetime smoking, current smoking, household secondhand smoke

    Abstract :

    Background: Korean society has become globalized and Westernized, smoking and drinking among adolescents has created a huge social problem, representing an increased risk in relation to human development. Methods: This research is aimed at measuring the effects of active and passive smoking on asthma among Korean adolescents using data (Community Health Survey) from the 2013 Korea Youth. Data are analyzed from 24,794 respondents in their 20s. Respondents with asthma were identified from the results of logistic regression analysis (SAS 9.3., SAS Inc., Cary, NC, USA) to examine the effects of smoking in relation to this condition in the present study. Results: The chi-square test, showed that the significance probability by sex (p=0.1598) was not significant. However, age (p=0.0372) and level of education (p<0.0001) were significant. In the current smoking category, responses of “no smoking”, “everyday”, and “sometimes” were given by 330 (74.3%), 99 (22.3%), and 15 (3.4%) of respondents, respectively, representing a statistically significant difference (p=0.0012). In terms of the amount of smoking, considering the prevalence of lifelong smokers (n=114, 25.7%) and non-smokers (n=330, 74.3%) diagnosed with asthma, non-smokers were greatly affected by second-hand smoke. Conclusions: In conclusion, it is thought that the government should change the perception of smoking and exposure to children and adolescents.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Kil Yong Choi, Kwang Sung Park, Ho Hyun Kim, "Effect of active smoking and second-hand smoke on asthma of young people: community health survey", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=920&j_id=3910, Volume 8 Issue 4-1 - August 2017, 1-6, #ijltetorg