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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM

Tobacco Habits among Migrant Women of a Fertile Age in Stolac Region

Ajnija Omanic, Professor, Institute of social medicine and history of medicine, Medical faculty University of Sarajevo, Cekalusa 90, Sarajevo, 71 000, Bosnia

Objective: is to establish the connection between risk factors for development of malignant tumors of female reproductive organs and smoking habits among migrant woman of a fertile age in Stolac region

Methods: in research was used medical interview face to face with set of questions that reflect smoking habits. The sample for research was 200 women age between 15 to 49;70 of wich were from rural and 130 from urban part of Stolac region

Results: More than 20% of women in rural and 39% in urban area are tobacco smokers who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day. Most of tobacco smokers are age between 35 and 44, 10% are age between 18 and 25. The carcinoma of cervix and the breast cancer represent the most frequent malignant diseases among woman. Smoking habits joined with genetic component were found in 44% of woman in rural and 52,3% in urban area and related to malignant diseases.