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The prevalence of e-cigarette use among adults in Malaysia

Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Mohd Yusoff, Muhammad Fadhli and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Mahadir Naidu, Balkish and Lim, Kuang Hock and Tee, Guat Hiong and Mohamad, Maria Safura and Kartiwi, Mira and Draman, Samsul and Ab Rahman, Norny Syafinaz and Aris, Tahir (2019) The prevalence of e-cigarette use among adults in Malaysia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 31 (7 Supp 1). 9S-21S. ISSN 1941-2479 E-ISSN 1941-2479

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Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are a new method for the consumption of nicotine. A nationwide survey among 4288 Malaysian adults was conducted in 2016 to measure the prevalence and to describe the population characteristics of e-cigarette users. A complex sampling design was used, and data were collected using a face-to-face questionnaire. The overall prevalence of current, ever, former, and dual users of e-cigarettes in Malaysia were 3.2% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.5-4.1), 11.9% (95% CI = 10.5-13.5), 8.6% (95% CI = 7.5-9.8), and 2.3% (95% CI = 1.8-3.1), respectively. The prevalence of all type of e-cigarette use was higher in urban than in rural areas. Current e-cigarette users were likely to be younger, males, and with higher education level. Among current e-cigarette users, 74% (95% CI = 64-82) also smoked conventional cigarettes (dual user). E-cigarette use is prevalent in Malaysia. It is common among younger adults, males, and cigarette smokers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3297/71366
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic cigarette, survey, complex sampling, population, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Dr Jamalludin Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 11:22
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2020 16:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71366

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