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MONTES, Gisele Ristow et al. Socioeconomic profile of dental students who use alcohol and tobacco. Rev. ABENO [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp. 88-97. ISSN 1679-5954.

The aim of this study was to evaluate alcohol and tobacco consumption among dental students. A cross-sectional census study was conducted with 300 dental students at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). Socioeconomic data, as well as data related to alcohol and smoking consumption were collected through a questionnaire developed specifically for this research. The majority of the studied population was female and mean age was 21±2.5 years. A total of 51.3% used alcohol and 8.4% used tobacco. Both alcohol (PR=1.58; 95% CI: 1.09-2.28) and tobacco (PR=1.72; 95% CI: 1.10-2.70) use were more prevalent among male students. Both alcohol (PR=1.70; 95% CI: 1.30-2.21) and tobacco (PR=1.50; 95% CI: 1.10-2.05) use were more prevalent among students from higher economic classes in comparison to those from less privileged classes. Alcohol use was 70% more prevalent among individuals who did not live with their families in comparison to those who lived with their families (PR=1.70; 95% CI: 1.10-2.65). No association was found between living situation and tobacco. Dental students at UFPR who use alcohol and tobacco have a specific socioeconomic profile. Thus, efforts should be directed toward protecting and raising the awareness of this group.

Palavras-chave : Students; Dental.; Smoking.; Alcoholic Beverages..

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