Adults With Asthma Who Smoke - A Neglected Population?

Jackson, Tracy; Roberts, Cynthia; Pearlman, Deborah N.
October 2011
Medicine & Health Rhode Island;Oct2011, Vol. 94 Issue 10, p306
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Rhode Island Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey conducted to examine the correlates of smoking among adults with asthma in Rhode Island. It compares medication use and asthma-related quality of life among adults with asthma who smoke to that of adults with asthma who do not smoke. The study used multivariate logistic regression analysis to ascertain the factors related to current smoking among adults with current asthma. The study found that around 16.1% of non-asthmatic adults and 17.6% of adult asthmatics currently smoked cigarettes.


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