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Factors affecting cigarette smoking status in patients with ischemic heart disease

Ockene, Judith K., Hosmer, David, Rippe, James, Williams, Joanne, Goldberg, Robert J., DeCosimo, Diana, Maher, Patricia M. and Dalen, James E. 1985, Factors affecting cigarette smoking status in patients with ischemic heart disease, Journal of chronic diseases, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 985-994.

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Title Factors affecting cigarette smoking status in patients with ischemic heart disease
Author(s) Ockene, Judith K.
Hosmer, David
Rippe, James
Williams, JoanneORCID iD for Williams, Joanne orcid.org/0000-0002-5633-1592
Goldberg, Robert J.
DeCosimo, Diana
Maher, Patricia M.
Dalen, James E.
Journal name Journal of chronic diseases
Volume number 38
Issue number 12
Start page 985
End page 994
Total pages 10
Publisher Pergamon Press
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 1985
ISSN 0021-9681
Keyword(s) Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Angina Pectoris
Anxiety
Attitude
Coronary Disease
Educational Status
Hospitalization
Humans
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Myocardial Infarction
Occupations
Recurrence
Smoking
Summary To determine the factors affecting cigarette smoking status after the development of ischemic heart disease, 200 patients were studied who were hospitalized with a coronary event and enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation program. There were significantly more current smokers (55%) among the 96 patients hospitalized with an initial presentation of a coronary event as compared to the percent of current-smokers (34%) among the 104 patients hospitalized with a recurrent coronary event (p less than 0.01). In addition to the occurrence of a prior event, increasing age also significantly discriminated ex-cigarette smokers from current smokers. Among the patients with a recurrent event ex-smokers (44%) and current smokers (34%) differed significantly with respect to age, education, occupation, negative attitudes towards smoking and peak number of cigarettes smoked. Two models were developed which were able to correctly classify 61.7 and 69.1% of the patients with regard to smoking status.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
Copyright notice ©1985, Pergamon Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30077699

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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