Determinants of Tobacco Use among Adolescents and Young Adults in Indonesia: An Analysis of IFLS-5 Data

Authors

  • Diyan Effendi
  • Arief Priyo Nugroho
  • Zainul Khaqiqi Nantabah
  • Agung Dwi Laksono
  • Lestari Handayani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15726

Keywords:

Tobacco, adolescent, young adult, determinant

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Diyan Effendi

Researcher, , National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health of Indonesia,
Jl. Percetakan Negara No. 29 Jakarta, Indonesia

Arief Priyo Nugroho

Researcher, National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health of Indonesia,
Jl. Percetakan Negara No. 29 Jakarta, Indonesia

Zainul Khaqiqi Nantabah

Researcher, National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health of Indonesia,
Jl. Percetakan Negara No. 29 Jakarta, Indonesia

Agung Dwi Laksono

Researcher, National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health of Indonesia,
Jl. Percetakan Negara No. 29 Jakarta, Indonesia

Lestari Handayani

Professor, National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health of Indonesia,
Jl. Percetakan Negara No. 29 Jakarta, Indonesia

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Diyan Effendi, Arief Priyo Nugroho, Zainul Khaqiqi Nantabah, Agung Dwi Laksono, & Lestari Handayani. (2021). Determinants of Tobacco Use among Adolescents and Young Adults in Indonesia: An Analysis of IFLS-5 Data. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 2765-2773. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15726

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