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Association of smoking status with obesity and diabetes among elderly people.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2007 Sep-Oct; 45(2):159-67AG

Abstract

The present study was aimed to examine associations of current and ex-smoking status with obesity and diabetes among elderly people. Nationwide study of Finnish elderly people based on biennial surveys from 1985 to 1995, were used to study 7482 people aged 65-79 years. Smoking status included non-, ex-light, ex-heavy, current light, and current heavy smokers. Obesity was set as body mass index (BMI) > or = 30. Information of smoking, BMI, and diabetes was based on self-reports. Logistic regression was used as the main method of analyses. Compared to non-smokers (reference category), ex-heavy smokers had higher (odds ratio, 1.42; 95% confidence interval: 1.09, 1.85) and current light smokers (OR, 0.46; 95% CI: 0.31, 0.69) lower relative risk of obesity. Current light smokers had also lower and ex-heavy smokers higher rate of diabetes than non-smokers. Ex-heavy smokers had a higher risk of obesity (OR, 1.75; 95% CI: 1.30, 2.36) and diabetes (OR, 1.48; 95% CI: 1.10, 2.01) than ex-light smokers. Same pattern for current smokers was found. Heavy ex- and current elderly smokers are at risk of obesity and diabetes. Thus, heavy smokers should be emphasized in programs promoting smoking cessation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland. tommi.sulander@ktl.fiNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17141889

Citation

Sulander, Tommi, et al. "Association of Smoking Status With Obesity and Diabetes Among Elderly People." Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 45, no. 2, 2007, pp. 159-67.
Sulander T, Rahkonen O, Nissinen A, et al. Association of smoking status with obesity and diabetes among elderly people. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2007;45(2):159-67.
Sulander, T., Rahkonen, O., Nissinen, A., & Uutela, A. (2007). Association of smoking status with obesity and diabetes among elderly people. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 45(2), pp. 159-67.
Sulander T, et al. Association of Smoking Status With Obesity and Diabetes Among Elderly People. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2007;45(2):159-67. PubMed PMID: 17141889.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Association of smoking status with obesity and diabetes among elderly people. AU - Sulander,Tommi, AU - Rahkonen,Ossi, AU - Nissinen,Aulikki, AU - Uutela,Antti, Y1 - 2006/12/04/ PY - 2006/03/13/received PY - 2006/10/13/revised PY - 2006/10/17/accepted PY - 2006/12/5/pubmed PY - 2007/10/19/medline PY - 2006/12/5/entrez SP - 159 EP - 67 JF - Archives of gerontology and geriatrics JO - Arch Gerontol Geriatr VL - 45 IS - 2 N2 - The present study was aimed to examine associations of current and ex-smoking status with obesity and diabetes among elderly people. Nationwide study of Finnish elderly people based on biennial surveys from 1985 to 1995, were used to study 7482 people aged 65-79 years. Smoking status included non-, ex-light, ex-heavy, current light, and current heavy smokers. Obesity was set as body mass index (BMI) > or = 30. Information of smoking, BMI, and diabetes was based on self-reports. Logistic regression was used as the main method of analyses. Compared to non-smokers (reference category), ex-heavy smokers had higher (odds ratio, 1.42; 95% confidence interval: 1.09, 1.85) and current light smokers (OR, 0.46; 95% CI: 0.31, 0.69) lower relative risk of obesity. Current light smokers had also lower and ex-heavy smokers higher rate of diabetes than non-smokers. Ex-heavy smokers had a higher risk of obesity (OR, 1.75; 95% CI: 1.30, 2.36) and diabetes (OR, 1.48; 95% CI: 1.10, 2.01) than ex-light smokers. Same pattern for current smokers was found. Heavy ex- and current elderly smokers are at risk of obesity and diabetes. Thus, heavy smokers should be emphasized in programs promoting smoking cessation. SN - 0167-4943 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17141889/Association_of_smoking_status_with_obesity_and_diabetes_among_elderly_people_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0167-4943(06)00105-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -