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Author Bonita, R. ♦ Scragg, R. ♦ Stewart, A. ♦ Jackson, R. ♦ Beaglehole, R.
Source British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Content type Text
Publisher British Medical Journal Publishing Group
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract A case-control study was carried out of the relation between cigarette smoking and hypertension and stroke. A total of 132 cases of stroke (79 in men, 53 in women) identified as a part of a population based register were compared with 1586 controls (1017 men, 569 women) from a survey of cardiovascular risk factors conducted in the same population. Cigarette smokers had a threefold increase in the risk of stroke compared with current non-smokers. This association remained significant after adjusting for hypertension. Those who both smoked and had hypertension had an increased risk of stroke of almost 20-fold compared with those who neither smoked nor had hypertension. Overall, in this population roughly 37% of stroke events may be attributed to cigarette smoking and 36% to hypertension.
Description Citation Reference: British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
ISSN 02670623
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1986-07-05
e-ISSN 14685833
Journal British Medical Journal (The BMJ)
Volume Number 293
Issue Number 6538
Page Count 3
Starting Page 6
Ending Page 8


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Source: British Medical Journal (The BMJ)