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Tobacco use in Haiti: findings from demographic and health survey
Authors: Bénédique Paul, David Jean Simon, Vénunyé Claude Kondo Tokpovi, Ann Kiragu, Ketty Balthazard-Accou, and Evens Emmanuel
Source: BMC Public Health, Volume 23, Article 2504; DOI:
Topic(s): Tobacco use
Country: Latin American/Caribbean
Published: DEC 2023
Abstract: Introduction Although tobacco has harmful effects on the physical and mental health of individuals, its use remains significant, according to the World Health Organization. To understand this phenomenon, studies have been carried out in many countries around the world, while in Haiti where more than 5,000 people die each year due to tobacco use, little is known about the use of this substance. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and the factors associated with tobacco use in Haiti. Methods We used data from the 2016/17 Haitian Demographic Health Survey. Both descriptive and multivariate analyses were conducted using STATA 16.0 software to assess the prevalence and identify factors associated with tobacco use. Results were reported as adjusted odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals. Statistical significance was declared at p?