Reported prevalences of former smokers in survey data : the importance of differential mortality and misclassification.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the reported increase in the percentage of never smokers in the group of men born between 1924 and 1938, as observed in survey data in the Netherlands, can be attributed to differential mortality or to misclassification.
In a spreadsheet program, the mortality experiences of the men born in 1924 and 1938 were simulated with the use of lifetable techniques.
Due to differential mortality, the percentage of true never smokers would be expected to increase from 9% to 9.3% for men born in 1938 and from 9% to 10.3% for men born in 1924.
In the survey, the percentage of people who reported that they had never smoked increased from 9% to 36% for the men born between 1924 and 1938.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Classification, Erreur estimation, Méthodologie, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Pays Bas, Enquête, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Classification, Estimation error, Methodology, Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, Netherlands, Inquiry, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556135
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.