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J Med Assoc Thai. 2013 Mar;96(3):280-7.

Smoking and death in Thai diabetic patients: the Thailand Diabetic Registry cohort.

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Division of Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol Universty, Bangkok, Thailand. thongcha@kku.ac.th

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the impact of smoking and quit smoking on mortality rate.

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

This prospective cohort was a three-year follow-up of Thai Diabetes Registry project that registered 9,370 diabetic patients from 10 diabetic clinics in tertiary medical centers in Bangkok and major provinces between April 2003 and February 2006.

RESULTS:

The groups of 7,487 (80%), 1,315 (14%), and 568 (6%) patients were classified as non-smokers, ex-smokers, and current smokers. The crude death rate of ex-smokers (Hazard Ratio (HR) 1.52 (95% CI 1.19-1.95)) and current smokers (HR 1.55 (1.10-2.19)) were higher than death rate of non-smokers. After control for covariates, the HR comparing ex-smokers with non-smokers was not different (1.10 (0.81-1.50)), while the HR comparing current smokers with non-smokers remained statistical significant (1.74 (1.17-2.61)).

CONCLUSION:

Smoking increases mortality rate in diabetic patients by about 74%. Quitting smoking decreased mortality rate to the same rate as of diabetic non-smokers.

PMID:
23539929
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