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RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 415-417


Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan

Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima.

Abstract
Objective: To determine the prevalence of smokeless tobacco abuse (like betel, and areca nuts) among high school adolescents at public high schools of Taluka Qasimabad District, Hyderabad, Pakistan.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted among ninth and tenth class students using a predesigned questionnaire. Sample size was randomly selected 308 participants from age 13-16 years. Data analyzed was done through SPSS 23.
Results: The prevalence of betel abuse among high school-going adolescents was 14.6%. Areca nuts abuse prevalence was 57.1%.
Conclusion: High school-going adolescents had betel and Areca nut abuse problems. The role of parents and school administration is important to amended the risky behavior among adolescents.

Key words: Adolescents, betel, areca nut, smokeless tobacco, abuse.


 
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Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima. Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan . RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 415-417.


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Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima. Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan . https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=48869 [Access: May 27, 2022].


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Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima. Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan . RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 415-417.



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Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima. Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan . RMJ. (2022), [cited May 27, 2022]; 47(2): 415-417.



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Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima (2022) Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan . RMJ, 47 (2), 415-417.



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Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima. 2022. Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan . Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 415-417.



Chicago Style

Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima. "Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan ." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 415-417.



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Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima. "Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan ." Rawal Medical Journal 47.2 (2022), 415-417. Print.



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Fahad Ali Mangrio, Mahaveer Singh Sodho, Bheru Lal, Awais Ahmed, Musarat Fatima (2022) Prevalence of betel and Areca nut abuse among high school adolescents at Taluka Qasimabad District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan . Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 415-417.








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