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Am J Health Behav. 2011 May;35(3):280-9.

Health-related quality of life and nicotine dependence, Florida 2007.

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, FL, USA. iyl7@cdc.gov

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and nicotine dependence in a representative sample of 3560 Florida smokers.

METHODS:

Data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System-Florida Tobacco Callback Survey were used. Logistic regression models were conducted to identify factors independently associated with HRQOL measures.

RESULTS:

Greater nicotine dependence was associated with poor/fair self-rated health, 1-29 days of poor physical health, and poor mental health, and inactivity in the past 30 days.

CONCLUSIONS:

The consequences of long-term smoking, and thus nicotine dependence, may not be confined to traditional morbidity measures but may include poor perceived health and overall well-being.

PMID:
21683018
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