This paper reports on the relationship between the stressfulness of the social environment, smoking and mortality rates for malignant neoplasms of the respiratory system and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A macro-social approach was employed with the 50 states of the United States serving as the units of analysis.
A « State Stress Index » was computed using stressful events in 15 categories (divorce rate, business failures, natural disasters, etc.). Smoking behavior was measured by percentage smokers and the average cigarette sales per capita.
Mortality rates for lung cancer and COPD were standardized by age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Tabagisme, Toxicité, Stress, Environnement social, Mortalité, Variation géographique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Bronche pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obstructive pulmonary disease, Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Tobacco smoking, Toxicity, Stress, Social environment, Mortality, Geographical variation, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Human, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Bronchus disease
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