Journal article

100 years of mortality due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australia: the role of tobacco consumption

T Adair, D Hoy, Z Dettrick, AD Lopez

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE | INT UNION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS LUNG DISEASE (I U A T L D) | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Global studies of the long-term association between tobacco consumption and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have relied upon descriptions of trends. OBJECTIVES: To statistically analyse the relationship of tobacco consumption with data on mortality due to COPD over the past 100 years in Australia. METHODS: Tobacco consumption was reconstructed back to 1887. Log-linear Poisson regression models were used to analyse cumulative cohort and lagged time-specific smoking data and its relationship with COPD mortality. RESULTS: Age-standardised COPD mortality, although likely misclassified with other diseases, decreased for males and females from 1907 until the start of the..

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