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Table 2 Studies on tobacco use among medical students

From: Tobacco use by Indian adolescents

Author Sample Age of onset Ever use Current use Current daily use Type of tobacco use
Sinha & Gupta [5] Male medical students
(N = 400)
15–17 -- 9.2% tobacco 43% tobacco; 12.5% gutka Smoking and tobacco chewing
Venkatraman et al. [8] Students of a medical college
(N = 196)
Peak at Two years before and after joining the course 33.2% -- -- Smoking
Roy & Chakravarty [31] New admissions to medical colleges
(N = 705, M 79.0%, F 20.0%)
90.1% in 17–20 age group
-- 17.6% in males
Nil in females
-- 3.2% in males Smoking
Sandell et al. [32] Students of medical colleges
(N = 1600)
-- 26.5%;
26.2% in males
0.25% in females
-- -- Smoking
Singh et al. [33] Students of a medical college
(N = 672)Age group 17–24
-- Annual prevalence
26.4%
-- 9.4% Smoking