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Socioeconomic inequalities in tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use: Evidence from iranian kurds Inégalités socio‐économiques en matière de tabagisme, de consommation d’alcool et de drogues illicites: Témoignages des kurdes iraniens

(2020) Socioeconomic inequalities in tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use: Evidence from iranian kurds Inégalités socio‐économiques en matière de tabagisme, de consommation d’alcool et de drogues illicites: Témoignages des kurdes iraniens. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal.

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Abstract

Background: The associations between socioeconomic status (SES) and tobacco use, alcohol consumption and drug use are poorly understood in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Aims: To measure education-and wealth-related inequalities in cigarette smoking, hookah smoking, illicit drug use and alcohol consumption in Kermanshah Province, Islamic Republic of Iran. Methods: We used baseline data from the Ravansar Noncommunicable Disease (RaNCD) study. The study collected information on socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, cigarette and hookah smoking, alcohol consumption and illicit drug use of 10 015 adults aged ≥ 35 years between 2014 and 2016. The relative concentration index and absolute concentration index were used to measure education-and wealth-related inequalities in cigarette smoking, hookah smoking, illicit drug use and alcohol consumption. Results: Cigarette smoking was concentrated among less-educated and less-wealthy men and women. Similarly, illicit drug use was concentrated among lower-SES men. In contrast, hookah smoking and alcohol consumption were more prevalent among higher-SES men. Conclusions: There were education-and wealth-related inequalities in tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use in the west of the Republic of Iran. Future studies should aim to identify the main socioeconomic determinants of these inequalities in Kermanshah Province and generally in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Alcohol consumption; Cigarette and hookah smoking; Illicit drug use; Islamic Republic of Iran; Socioeconomic inequalities
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
Page Range: pp. 1294-1302
Journal or Publication Title: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Journal Index: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus
Volume: 26
Number: 10
Publisher: World Health Organization
Identification Number: 10.26719/emhj.20.007
ISSN: 10203397
Depositing User: دکتر علیرضا غریب
URI: http://eprints.muk.ac.ir/id/eprint/4648

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