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Age at quitting smoking as a predictor of risk of cardiovascular disease incidence independent of smoking status, time since quitting and pack-years

Mannan, Haider R; Stevenson, Christopher E; Peeters, Anna; Walls, Helen L; McNeil, John J


BACKGROUND Risk prediction for CVD events has been shown to vary according to current smoking status, pack-years smoked over a lifetime, time since quitting and age at quitting. The latter two are closely and inversely related. It is not known whether the age at which one quits smoking is an additional important predictor of CVD events. The aim of this study was to determine whether the risk of CVD events varied according to age at quitting after taking into account current smoking status,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Research Notes
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-39


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