Association between parental and student smoking behaviour in a Brazilian medical school

Int J Epidemiol. 1985 Jun;14(2):330-2. doi: 10.1093/ije/14.2.330.


In a 20% random sample of University of Brasilia medical students no association was found between student and parental smoking behaviour. A low prevalence of habitual smoking (14.0%) and a low mean daily cigarette consumption (8.9 cigarettes per smoker, per day) characterized this population.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Behavior*
  • Brazil
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parents*
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking*
  • Students, Medical*