Analysis of connection between giving up smoking and demographic factors, subjective health ailments and grade of nicotine addiction in Polish high school students
Analysis of the connection between giving up smoking and demographic factors, subjective health ailments and the grade of nicotine addiction according to Fageström. The anonymous survey study assumed 25 247 students, aged 15-19 years old. The respondents came from 75 towns, randomly selected from 16 provinces. The following statistic procedures have been used to identify the factors that influence the giving up smoking process by Polish high school students: test of homogeneity chi-square, Pareto analysis and multivariate discriminatory analysis. Conclusions: High grade of nicotine addiction according to Fageström was noticed despite young age. Discriminatory model allows precise prediction of giving up smoking. Cough, lowered effort tolerance and chest pain were the most frequently mentioned health ailments.