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Socio-demographic characteristics and tobacco use among the adults in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh
journal contributionposted on 16.12.2019, 00:00 by NN Khandker, T Biswas, ANS Khan, E Hasib, Lal Rawal
Use of tobacco has become one of the major causes of premature deaths in most developing countries, including Bangladesh. The poorest and most disadvantaged populations, such as those living in slums, are considered to be extremely vulnerable to non-communicable diseases and their risk factors, especially tobacco use. The objective of this study was to assess the current status of tobacco consumption among slum dwellers and its association with socio-demographic factors.