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Correlates of exposure to second-hand smoke in an urban Mediterranean population

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dc.contributor.author Twose, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Schiaffino, Anna
dc.contributor.author García Martínez, Montse
dc.contributor.author Borràs, Josep M.
dc.contributor.author Fernández, Esteve
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-22T12:59:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-22T12:59:15Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Twose J, Schiaffino A, García M, Borras J, Fernández E. Correlates of exposure to second-hand smoke in an urban Mediterranean population. BMC Public Health. 2007 Aug;7:194. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-194
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2458
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/23021
dc.description.abstract Background: To describe the socio-demographic factors associated with exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in different settings (home, leisure, and workplace). Methods: We analysed cross-sectional data on self-reported SHS exposure in 1059 non-daily smokers interviewed in the Cornellà Health Interview Survey Follow-up Study in 2002. We calculated age-adjusted prevalence rates and prevalence rate ratios of SHS exposure at home, at the workplace, during leisure time, and in any of these settings./nResults: The age-standardized prevalence rate of SHS exposure in any setting was 69.5% in men and 62.9% in women. Among men, 25.9% reported passive smoking at home, 55.1% during leisure time, and 34.0% at the workplace. Among women, prevalence rates in these settings were 34.1%, 44.3% and 30.1%, respectively. Overall exposure to SHS decreased with age in both men and women. In men, SHS exposure was related to marital status, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol intake. In women, SHS exposure was related to educational level, marital status, occupational status, self-perceived health, smoking-related illness, and alcohol intake. Conclusion: The prevalence of SHS exposure in this population was high. The strongest association with exposure were found for age and occupational status in men, and age and educational level in women.
dc.description.sponsorship This study was partially funded by the Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (PI020261 and PI020981), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Research Network in Epidemiology and Public Health, RCESP C03/09, and in Research Network in Cancer, RTICC C03/10, RD06/0020/0089), and the Department of Universities and Research, Government of Catalonia (2003XT/00090 and AGAUR 00646).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartof BMC Public Health. 2007 Aug;7:194
dc.rights © 2007 Twose et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd./nThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
dc.subject.other Fumadors
dc.subject.other Tabaquisme
dc.subject.other Alcohol
dc.title Correlates of exposure to second-hand smoke in an urban Mediterranean population
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-7-194
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