Determinants of Tobacco Use among Adolescents and Young Adults in Indonesia: An Analysis of IFLS-5 Data
Keywords:Tobacco, adolescent, young adult, determinant
Background:The danger of tobacco use to health has been globally known. However, its prevalence especially
in developing countries including Indonesia remains high.This study aims to investigate determinants of
tobacco use among adolescents and young adults in Indonesia. These age groups are essential since most
regular smokers initiated to smoke at these ages. Methods: This study utilized IFLS wave 5 data. A total of
7213 responses on tobacco use from respondents age 15-24 years old were taken into analysis. Association
between tobacco use with sociodemographic, religious, and ethnic identity was determined by using binary
logistic regression. Results: Prevalence of tobacco use was 25.1%. The fully adjusted model showed factors
that associated with tobacco use were age, sex, educational attainment, marital status, having smoking
parents, and Madurese ethnicity. Conclusion:Tobacco use was prevalent among adolescents and young
adults in Indonesia. Madurese was the only ethnic group associated with tobacco consumption in Indonesia.
Appropriate design of interventions, therefore, is needed to target these subgroups.
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