Journal article

Tobacco smoking and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia.

Katherine A Thurber, Emily Banks, Grace Joshy, Kay Soga, Alexandra Marmor, Glen Benton, Sarah L White, Sandra Eades, Raglan Maddox, Tom Calma, Raymond Lovett

Int J Epidemiol | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite generally high smoking prevalences, stemming from colonization, the relationship of smoking to mortality has not been quantified reliably in an Indigenous population. We investigate smoking and mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia, where current adult daily smoking prevalence is 40.2%. METHODS: A prospective study of 1388 cardiovascular disease- and cancer-free Aboriginal adults aged ≥45 years, of the 267 153 45 and Up Study participants randomly sampled from the New South Wales general population over 2006-09. Questionnaire and mortality data were linked (through the Centre for Health Record Linkage) to mid-2019. Adjusted hazard ratio..

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