To assess the hazards associated with long term use oftobacco.
Design-Prospective study of mortality in relation to smoking habits assessed in 1951 and again from time to time thereafter, with causes sought of deaths over 40 years (to 1991).
Continuation of a study that was last reported after 20 years'follow up (1951-71).
Subjects-34 439 British male doctors who replied to a postal questionnaire in 1951, of whom 10000 had died during the first 20 years and another 10 000 have died during the second 20 years.
Excess mortality associated with smoking was about twice as extreme during the second half of the study as it had been during the first half.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Mortalité, Mâle, Homme, Médecin, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Mortality, Male, Human, Physician, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0704687
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 09/06/1995.