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ASSESSMENT OF HOOKAH AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN BAGHDAD

*Taghreed Toma Fatoohee

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Background: Hookah smoking has gained popularity in many communities, especially among young adults and students. Aims: To identify the knowledge of mothers toward hookah in Baghdad. Methodology: A cross–sectional study was conducted in medical city, Baghdad teaching hospital / Baghdad. A non-probability convenient sample was used for this purpose. The sample size was 100 cases. The data collected from the participant who attended the hospital for investigation by using the questionnaire prepared for this purpose. The statistical procedure which were applied for the data analysis and assessment of the result by descriptive statistics. Results: Highest percentage of samples 44% still in the age groups 20-35 years old, followed by 34% in the age groups >35. Highest percentage of samples 59% were housewives, employee was 24% and 17% were student. 71% of cases were single and 29% were married. 31% had a history of smoking. Conclusion: Female had secondary education level. Female were smoking, also, they had complication when they are using the hookah during pregnancy. Recommendation: We need to establish educational programs in schools, universities and government institutions to identify the dangers for using the hookah especially the youngest people.

Keywords: Smoking, assess, Hookah, Pregnant.


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