Population-based studies of the association between smoking and Chlamydia pneumoniae seropositivity do not exist.
The role of smoking in the association between C. pneumoniae seropositivity and coronary artery disease (CAD) suggested by several studies has been debated.
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between smoking habits and C. pneumoniae IgG antibody titres in a middle-aged population.
We also wanted to find out whether the difference in smoking habits between the sexes explains the higher C. pneumoniae antibody prevalence among men compared with women.
After controlling for the effect of smoking, the risk of C. pneumoniae seropositivity remained 1.4 times higher in men than in women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydiose, Bactériose, Infection, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bactérie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Tabagisme, Sexe, Finlande, Europe, Toxicité, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydiosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydiaceae, Chlamydiales, Bacteria, Epidemiology, Human, Tobacco smoking, Sex, Finland, Europe, Toxicity, Respiratory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0089074
Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 09/06/1995.