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Smoking intensity (pack/day) is a better measure than pack-years or smoking status for modeling cardiovascular disease outcomes.

Authors
  • Nance, Robin1
  • Delaney, Joseph2
  • McEvoy, John W3
  • Blaha, Michael J4
  • Burke, Gregory L5
  • Navas-Acien, Ana6
  • Kaufman, Joel D7
  • Oelsner, Elizabeth C8
  • McClelland, Robyn L9
  • 1 Department of Biostatistics, Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center, University of Washington, Building 29, Suite 210, 6200 NE 74th Street, Box 354922, Seattle, WA 98115, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Epidemiology, Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center, University of Washington, Box 354922, Building 29, Suite 310, 6200 NE 74th Street, Seattle, WA 98115-8160, USA.
  • 3 Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
  • 4 Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Blalock 524C, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
  • 5 Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1063, USA.
  • 6 Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University, 722 168th W St, Office 1105, New York, NY 10032, USA.
  • 7 Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.
  • 8 Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, 9-105E, New York, NY 10032, USA.
  • 9 Department of Biostatistics, Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center, University of Washington, Building 29, Suite 210, 6200 NE 74th Street, Box 354922, Seattle, WA 98115, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical epidemiology
Publication Date
January 2017
Volume
81
Pages
111–119
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.09.010
PMID: 27769836
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The association of smoking with incident CVD events was well captured by including a simple term for baseline smoking intensity.

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