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Smoking patterns and predictors of smoking cessation in elderly populations in Lebanon

Show simple item record Chaaya M. Mehio-Sibai A. El-Chemaly S.
dc.contributor.editor 2006 2017-10-05T15:40:38Z 2017-10-05T15:40:38Z 2006
dc.identifier.issn 10273719
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate smoking patterns in an elderly, low-income population and to identify predictors of smoking cessation, in addition to analyzing the importance of smoking in relation to other risk factors for hospitalization. DESIGN: The data were part of an urban health study conducted among 740 individuals aged ≥60 years in three suburban communities of low socio-economic status in Beirut, one of them a refugee camp. A detailed interview schedule was administered that included comprehensive social and health information. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of current smokers was 28.1percent. Almost half of the group were ever smokers, of whom 44percent had quit smoking when they experienced negative health effects. Having at least one chronic illness and having a functional disability significantly increased the odds of smoking cessation. In addition, being a former smoker increased the. likelihood of hospital admission. CONCLUSIONS: This study is of particular importance, as it has implications for similar low-income and refugee communities in the region and elsewhere. There is a need for more concerted efforts by public health officials to target elderly individuals as a group for smoking cessation interventions, particularly now that mortality and health benefits have been well documented. © 2006 The Union.
dc.format.extent Pages: (917-923)
dc.language English
dc.publisher PARIS
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; Publication Year: 2006; Volume: 10; no. 8; Pages: (917-923);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Smoking patterns and predictors of smoking cessation in elderly populations in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Chaaya, M., Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Mehio-Sibai, A., Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation El-Chemaly, S., Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Chaaya, M.; Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Internal Medicine; Division: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Internal Medicine
dc.contributor.authorDivision Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Chaaya, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Mehio-Sibai, A
dc.contributor.authorInitials El-Chemaly, S
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Chaaya, M (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept Epidemiol and Populat Hlth, POB 11-0236, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 10
dc.description.citedWOSCount 9
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dc.identifier.coden IJTDF
dc.identifier.pubmedID 16898378
dc.identifier.scopusID 33746899686
dc.publisher.address 68 BOULEVARD SAINT-MICHEL,, 75006 PARIS, FRANCE
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 8
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 10
dc.source.ID WOS:000239194700016
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Elderly
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Health
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Smoking cessation
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex aged
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex hospitalization
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex human experiment
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex lowest income group
dc.subject.otherIndex medical information
dc.subject.otherIndex mortality
dc.subject.otherIndex population structure
dc.subject.otherIndex prediction
dc.subject.otherIndex prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex refugee
dc.subject.otherIndex risk factor
dc.subject.otherIndex smoking
dc.subject.otherIndex smoking cessation
dc.subject.otherIndex smoking habit
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged, 80 and over
dc.subject.otherIndex Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Patient Admission
dc.subject.otherIndex Predictive Value of Tests
dc.subject.otherIndex Prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex Risk Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Smoking
dc.subject.otherIndex Smoking Cessation
dc.subject.otherIndex Social Class
dc.subject.otherIndex Urban Population
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus OLDER PATIENTS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus QUIT SMOKING
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DEPRESSION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PREVALENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus ATTITUDES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus TOBACCO
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus SMOKERS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PLAN
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CARE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus AGE
dc.subject.otherWOS Infectious Diseases
dc.subject.otherWOS Respiratory System

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