Spreading public knowledge about the health consequences of passive smoking is now a major health priority.
Using data from a random sample of Australian Capital Territory residents conducted in November-December 1991, this paper examines the level of general and specific knowledge that individuals possess about passive smoking.
While 87% of the sample gave an accurate definition of passive smoking, the 13% who did not were distinguished by lack of educational qualifications and by employment outside the government sector.
A similar proportion did not see any illnesses being associated with passive smoking, and this group was significantly more likely to consist of current smokers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme passif, Enquête, Australie, Océanie, Connaissance, Perception sociale, Profession, Niveau étude, Antécédent, Tabagisme, Sexe, Age, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Passive smoking, Inquiry, Australia, Oceania, Knowledge, Social perception, Profession, Study level, Antecedent, Tobacco smoking, Sex, Age, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0293362
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 199406.