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Environ Res. 2014 Aug;133:1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.04.029. Epub 2014 Jun 3.

Validity of self-reported exposure to second-hand smoke in hospitality venues.

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1
National Centre for Epidemiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IdiPAZ, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: igalan@isciii.es.
2
National Centre for Epidemiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
3
Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Biomedical Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Spain; Institute of Biomedical Research (IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain.
4
Biomedical Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Spain; Epidemiology Unit, Galician Directorate for Public Health, Galician Health Authority, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
5
Tobacco Control Unit, Cancer Control and Prevention Programme, Institut Català d׳ Oncologia - ICO, L׳Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Cancer Control and Prevention Group, Institut d׳Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge - IDIBELL, L׳Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine-Campus de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona, L׳Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
6
Tobacco Control Unit, Cancer Control and Prevention Programme, Institut Català d׳ Oncologia - ICO, L׳Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Cancer Control and Prevention Group, Institut d׳Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge - IDIBELL, L׳Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Biostatistics Unit, Department of Basic Sciences, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.
7
Tobacco Control Unit, Cancer Control and Prevention Programme, Institut Català d׳ Oncologia - ICO, L׳Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
8
Community Health Unit, Terrassa City Council, Terrassa, Spain.
9
Biomedical Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Spain; Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
10
Public Health Agency of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Biomedical Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Spain; Institute of Biomedical Research (IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain; Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

The aim was to assess the validity of self-reported exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in 50 hospitality venues of Madrid (Spain) in 2010, taking as a reference vapour-phase nicotine measured by active sampling. The questions posed in the questionnaire permitted distinguishing between the different levels of SHS. However, the moderate relationship found (Spearman׳s correlation=0.387, p<0.001) suggests that intensity of exposure to SHS in hospitality venues, based solely on self-reported information, should be used with caution.

KEYWORDS:

Airborne nicotine; Hospitality venues; Second-hand smoke; Self-reported; Validity

PMID:
24906061
DOI:
10.1016/j.envres.2014.04.029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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