Journal Article

Smoking attributable mortality in the community of Madrid: 1992–1998

Belén Zorrilla-Torras, Natividad García-Marín, Iñaki Galán-Labaca and Ana Gandarillas-Grande

in The European Journal of Public Health

Published on behalf of European Journal of Public Health

Volume 15, issue 1, pages 43-50
Published in print February 2005 | ISSN: 1101-1262
Published online February 2005 | e-ISSN: 1464-360X | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cki110
Smoking attributable mortality in the community of Madrid: 1992–1998

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Key points

Smoking attributable mortality was estimated for 1998 and for changes since 1992 to evaluate the impact of smoking in the population older than 34 years.

MAIN RESULTS

In the period studied, 1992–1998, the adjusted mortality rates attributable to smoking diminished in men, while in women they increased in the age group 35 to 64 years.

The main causes of Smoking attributable mortality are Lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in both genders. The mortality from lung cancer remained stable in men, increasing in women by 12%.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

In the Community of Madrid, health promotion programmes to reduce cigarette smoking need to be intensified, specially in women

Keywords: attributable mortality; tobacco; trends

Journal Article.  5215 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Economics of Health ; Health, Illness, and Medicine

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