Magnitude and Predictors of Cigarette Smoking among High School Students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020

Tirhas Tadesse Berhe1*, Tadesse Alemu Bekele2, Getasew Amogne Aynalem3 & Getachew W/yohanes Tedila1, Addisu Tadesse Sahile4 & Roman Negow Desta1

1Public Health Department, Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2Public Health Department, Universal Medical and Business College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3Wollo University, School of Pharmacy
4Public health department Unity University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Dr. Tirhas Tadesse Berhe, Public Health Department, Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Keywords: Magnitude; Cigarette Smoking; Predictor; High School


Background: High proportion of adolescent uses illicit substance including cigarette smoking. Therefore, this research focused on the assessment of magnitude and predictors of cigarette smoking among Bole high school students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2020.Methods: A quantitative school-based cross-sectional study was undertaken in June 2020. A total of 278 high school students were recruited by systematic random sampling method. The data e recollected by a self-administered questionnaire. A logistic regression model was employed to determine the association between Cigarette smoking and the socio-demographic and other predictor variables. Statistical significance was declared at p-value<0.05.

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