The aim is to identify the associated factors with other tobacco use among the Brazilian students.
This is a cross-sectional study using secondary data from National School Health Survey (PeNSE). The sample was composed by 9th grade students from public and private schools.
Consumption of other tobacco products increased from 4.8% (95% IC=4.6–5.0) in 2012 to 6.1% (95% IC=5.7–6.4) in 2015, with a higher proportion among boys. Water pipe was the most commonly used product (71.6%; 95% CI=68.8–74.2) and their use was higher among girls. Associated factors with the highest proportion of use of other tobacco products were: private school, living with mother and/or father, current work, do not have close friends, family aggression, skipping school, use of tobacco and alcohol, have tried drugs, have had sex, have a parent or guardian that smoke and have seen people smoking. The protective factors were: female, brown or indigenous race, increasing age, to make five or more weekly meals with the guardian, to have family supervision and to practice daily physical activity.
The use of other tobacco products is high and increasing among Brazilian schoolchildren, especially water pipe. It is important to improve the awareness about the risks and the surveillance of the use of other tobacco products, as well as to move forward with the tobacco control policies in Brazil.
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Publié par Elsevier Masson SAS.