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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Age smokers

Every moment increased the number of smokers and the smokers of this age also play young. Allegedly the number of children of smokers over the age of 10 years in Indonesia increased since the last four years.
"Based on the results of basic research of health Ministry of Health in 2010 the number of children of smokers aged over 10 years since 2007 have increased the prevalence reached 28.2 percent," said Minister of Health Endang Rahayu in Bukitinggi, West Sumatra, Friday (07/15/2011). (Source: kompas.com).
Although not mentioning the exact number of smokers aged 10 years and over, in 2007, the number of smokers aged 10 years and over only 23.7 percent. "That is, there is an increase of about five percent with an estimated their risk of lung cancer by 20-25 percent," he continued.
Health problem in Indonesia is currently facing a new disease patterns. Non-communicable diseases continues to rise due to changing lifestyles driven society. Lifestyle in question is a low-fiber diet, high in fat, and the use of cigarettes or tobacco is increasing.
Among the Indonesian population aged above 15 years, 35 percent are smokers. And of the 10 boys over the age of 15, 6 to 7 people of whom smoke,.
Based on data Riskesdas 2010, the prevalence of people aged 15 years and over who smoked per day reached 28.2 percent nationally. While based on the age of first smoking nationally, the age group 15-19 years ranked with the highest prevalence reached 43.3 percent, followed by 10-14 years age group which reached 17.5 percent.
Another situation is more alarming is that there are 85.4 percent of active smokers smoke at home with family members, so it can adversely impact the health of other family members, especially the children.
Thus, children exposed to secondhand smoke or passive smoking. These children will experience health problems such as lung growth is slow, prone to bronchitis, ear infections and so on., More than 43 million Indonesian children living at home with smokers and are exposed to secondhand smoke or passive smoking. Amounting to 37.3 percent of students reported smoking used, and 3 out of 10 students the first time smoking at age below 10 years.

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