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Article: Passive smoking at work as a risk factor for coronary heart disease in Chinese women who have never smoked

TitlePassive smoking at work as a risk factor for coronary heart disease in Chinese women who have never smoked
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Issue Date1994
Citation
British Medical Journal, 1994, v. 308 n. 6925, p. 380-384 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective - To study whether passive smoking at work is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Design - Case-control study. Setting - Xi'an, China. Subjects - 59 patients with coronary heart disease and 126 controls, all Chinese women with full time jobs, who had never smoked cigarettes. Results - The crude odds ratio for passive smoking from husband was 2.12 (95% confidence interval 1.06 to 4.25) and at work was 2.45 (1.23 to 4.88). The final logistic regression model, with passive smoking from husband and at work as the base, included age, history of hypertension, type A personality, and total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations; the adjusted odds ratios for passive smoking from husband and at work were 1.24 (0.56 to 2.72) and 1.85 (0.86 to 4.00) respectively. For passive smoking at work, statistically significant linear trends of increasing risks (for both crude and adjusted odds ratios) with increasing exposures (amount exposed daily, number of smokers, number of hours exposed daily, and cumulative exposure) were observed. When these exposure variables were analysed as continuous variables, the crude and adjusted odds ratios were also significant. Conclusion - Passive smoking at work is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Urgent public health measures are needed to reduce smoking and to protect non-smokers from passive smoking in China.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151519
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dc.contributor.authorHe, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, LSen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, LSen_US
dc.contributor.authorDu, RYen_US
dc.contributor.authorJia, GLen_US
dc.contributor.authorHuang, JYen_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, JSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:24:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:24:12Z-
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.identifier.citationBritish Medical Journal, 1994, v. 308 n. 6925, p. 380-384en_US
dc.identifier.issn0959-8146en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151519-
dc.description.abstractObjective - To study whether passive smoking at work is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Design - Case-control study. Setting - Xi'an, China. Subjects - 59 patients with coronary heart disease and 126 controls, all Chinese women with full time jobs, who had never smoked cigarettes. Results - The crude odds ratio for passive smoking from husband was 2.12 (95% confidence interval 1.06 to 4.25) and at work was 2.45 (1.23 to 4.88). The final logistic regression model, with passive smoking from husband and at work as the base, included age, history of hypertension, type A personality, and total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations; the adjusted odds ratios for passive smoking from husband and at work were 1.24 (0.56 to 2.72) and 1.85 (0.86 to 4.00) respectively. For passive smoking at work, statistically significant linear trends of increasing risks (for both crude and adjusted odds ratios) with increasing exposures (amount exposed daily, number of smokers, number of hours exposed daily, and cumulative exposure) were observed. When these exposure variables were analysed as continuous variables, the crude and adjusted odds ratios were also significant. Conclusion - Passive smoking at work is a risk factor for coronary heart disease. Urgent public health measures are needed to reduce smoking and to protect non-smokers from passive smoking in China.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshChinaen_US
dc.subject.meshCoronary Disease - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposure - Adverse Effectsen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSingle-Blind Methoden_US
dc.subject.meshTobacco Smoke Pollution - Adverse Effectsen_US
dc.titlePassive smoking at work as a risk factor for coronary heart disease in Chinese women who have never smokeden_US
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