Smoking habits and chronic bronchitis in Nigerian soldiers.
A survey was carried out in a random sample of soldiers in units in Ibadan to highlight the pattern of cigarette smoking and the prevalence of chronic bronchitis. 804 soldiers were studied using the British Medical Research Council Questionnaire (BMRC) on chronic bronchitis with modifications.
There were 128(15.92%) current smokers and 152(18.91%) ex-smokers.
Most smokers had low tobacco consumption.
The prevalence of chronic bronchitis was 2.24% with the prevalence in smokers being significantly greater than in non-smokers (p<0.001).
An association of chronic bronchitis with « domestic » shoke from firewood used in cooking was also shown (p<0.005).
Mots-clés Pascal : Bronchite, Chronique, Nigéria, Militaire, Homme, Mâle, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Association, Tabagisme, Afrique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronche pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bronchitis, Chronic, Nigeria, Military, Human, Male, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Association, Tobacco smoking, Africa, Respiratory disease, Bronchus disease
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Cote : 94-0232652
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.