Learning Objective 1: The learner is able to understand the relationship between smoking behaviors and demographic characteristics on aborigines in the middle Taiwan.
Learning Objective 2: The learner is able to understand the relationship between smoking behaviors and family factors on aborigines in the middle.
Methods: The secondary data analysis was used (N=562). Household data from the Bureau of Health, Taichung
Results: The smoking rate was 57.5% (74.1% males and 38.9% females). The majority of subjects were 36-40 years old, the education level of junior high, employed, and unmarried. There 28.1% were never thought of quitting smoking. Significant differences were found between smoking behaviors and demographic characteristics (gender, age, education levels, the head of the household, body mass index, and diabetes) and family (marital status, employment, underage children, numbers of smokers, and reside areas) (p<.05). The sex (OR 11.67; 95% CI 6.05-22.49), education levels (OR 0.64; 95% CI 0.47-0.87), the head of the household (OR 4.48; 95% CI 2.23-9.03), numbers of smokers (OR 16.45; 95%CI9.71-27.88) were predictive factors for the smoking behaviors.
Conclusion: In the light of aborigines in middle
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