Cigarette Smoking as a Confounder of the Relationship Between Relative Weight and Long-term Mortality: The Framingham Heart Study

Robert J. Garrison, Manning Feinleib, William P. Castelli, Patricia M. Mcnamara

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Abstract

Cigarette smoking is a potential confounder of the relationship between obesity and mortality, and statistical control for this factor requires careful consideration. Framingham Heart Study subjects were weighed, their stature measured, and cigarette smoking histories obtained at the first biennial examination starting in 1949. Of men under desirable weight (Metropolitan relative weight [MRW],

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2199-2203
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume249
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 22 1983
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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