Smoking cessation decreases mortality among the elderly.
Participants in the Leisure World Cohort Study initiated in 1981 were followed until death or January 1,1991.
The 8869 women and 4999 men (median age=73 years at initial survey) contributed 105 952 person-years of follow-up ; 4002 had died.
All-cause mortality rates were highest among current smokers ; compared with never smokers the age-adjusted relative risks (and 95% confidence intervals) were 1.67 (1.46,1.92) for women and 1.95 (1.66,2.30) for men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Toxicité, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Toxicity, Mortality, Epidemiology, Elderly, Human, Follow up study, California, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 199501.