Reliability of passive smoke exposure histories in a case-control study of lung cancer.
Despite the growing number of studies on the health effects of passive smoke exposure, few data exist on the quality of questionnaire data on passive smoking.
To measure the reliability of passive smoking histories, re-interviews were conducted for 110 subjects (37 cases and 73 controls) as part of a larger study of lung cancer among non-smoking women in Missouri.
Agreement was high both for parental smoking status (94% concordance; kappa=0.82) and for spousal smoking status (84% concordance; kappa=0.67).
Concordance also was relatively high for cigarette pack-years of exposure due to the parents or spouse.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Toxicité, Tabagisme passif, Homme, Femelle, Non fumeur, Fidélité test, Questionnaire, Méthodologie, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Toxicity, Passive smoking, Human, Female, Non smoker, Test reliability, Questionnaire, Methodology, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease
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