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Gender-related interactive effect of smoking and rural/urban living on asthma prevalence: a longitudinal Canadian NPHS study.
J Asthma 2009; 46(10):988-94JA

Abstract

The effects of passive smoking on asthma are well documented, however there is limited research conducted to study the relationship of asthma and smoking among adult populations. This article aims to investigate the gender differences when studying the relationship of asthma prevalence and smoking and further explore if rural/urban living affects the relationship over time. The longitudinal National Population Health Survey (NPHS) dataset was used. For analytic purposes five time periods were used. Generalized estimating equation (GEE) approach was used to obtain the odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals. A total of 11,223 participants ranging in age from 18 to 64; 5,382 men and 5,841 women, were included in the baseline time point (1994-1995). Rural/urban living for the present analysis was an effect modifier for the relationship of asthma prevalence and smoking, and this was true only for women. The results showed that female smokers and ex-smokers residing in rural locations were 1.4 times (95% CI: Rural Smokers = 1.02-1.94, and Rural Ex-smokers = 1.02-2.02) more likely to be diagnosed with asthma compared to non-smoking urban women. Results indicate that the combination of living in a rural area and smoking increases the risk of asthma prevalence among women but not among men.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta Cancer Board, Experimental Oncology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. sunita.ghosh@usask.ca

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19995135

Citation

Ghosh, Sunita, et al. "Gender-related Interactive Effect of Smoking and Rural/urban Living On Asthma Prevalence: a Longitudinal Canadian NPHS Study." The Journal of Asthma : Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, vol. 46, no. 10, 2009, pp. 988-94.
Ghosh S, Pahwa P, Rennie DC, et al. Gender-related interactive effect of smoking and rural/urban living on asthma prevalence: a longitudinal Canadian NPHS study. J Asthma. 2009;46(10):988-94.
Ghosh, S., Pahwa, P., Rennie, D. C., & Janzen, B. (2009). Gender-related interactive effect of smoking and rural/urban living on asthma prevalence: a longitudinal Canadian NPHS study. The Journal of Asthma : Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, 46(10), pp. 988-94. doi:10.3109/02770900903301278.
Ghosh S, et al. Gender-related Interactive Effect of Smoking and Rural/urban Living On Asthma Prevalence: a Longitudinal Canadian NPHS Study. J Asthma. 2009;46(10):988-94. PubMed PMID: 19995135.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gender-related interactive effect of smoking and rural/urban living on asthma prevalence: a longitudinal Canadian NPHS study. AU - Ghosh,Sunita, AU - Pahwa,Punam, AU - Rennie,Donna C, AU - Janzen,Bonnie, PY - 2009/12/10/entrez PY - 2009/12/10/pubmed PY - 2010/1/22/medline SP - 988 EP - 94 JF - The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma JO - J Asthma VL - 46 IS - 10 N2 - The effects of passive smoking on asthma are well documented, however there is limited research conducted to study the relationship of asthma and smoking among adult populations. This article aims to investigate the gender differences when studying the relationship of asthma prevalence and smoking and further explore if rural/urban living affects the relationship over time. The longitudinal National Population Health Survey (NPHS) dataset was used. For analytic purposes five time periods were used. Generalized estimating equation (GEE) approach was used to obtain the odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals. A total of 11,223 participants ranging in age from 18 to 64; 5,382 men and 5,841 women, were included in the baseline time point (1994-1995). Rural/urban living for the present analysis was an effect modifier for the relationship of asthma prevalence and smoking, and this was true only for women. The results showed that female smokers and ex-smokers residing in rural locations were 1.4 times (95% CI: Rural Smokers = 1.02-1.94, and Rural Ex-smokers = 1.02-2.02) more likely to be diagnosed with asthma compared to non-smoking urban women. Results indicate that the combination of living in a rural area and smoking increases the risk of asthma prevalence among women but not among men. SN - 1532-4303 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19995135/Gender_related_interactive_effect_of_smoking_and_rural/urban_living_on_asthma_prevalence:_a_longitudinal_Canadian_NPHS_study_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/02770900903301278 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -