Background and Objective: To analyze trends in cigarette consumption in Spain between 1945 and 1995. Material and Methods: Prevalence rates of daily cigarette smoking were derived from the individual information collected in the Spanish National Health Interview Surveys (1993, 1995 and 1997) for the period 1945-1995. Results: In males, the prevalence rate in 1945 was 42.4% (95% confidence interval [Cl], 40,1-44,7%), increased till 59.1 in 1975 (95% Cl, 58,0-60,2%), levelled-off during the decade 1975-1985, and decreased till 48.9% in 1995 (95% Cl, 48,1-49,7%). In females, the prevalence rate of cigarette smoking was less than 5% till the 1970s, and it begun to steadily increase till the end of the study period (22,5%; 95% Cl, 21,9-23,1%). Conclusions: This analysis shows the different dynamics of the smoking epidemic among men and women in Spain.
|Translated title of the contribution||Smoking in Spain, 1945-1995. A retrospective analysis based on the Spanish National Health Interview Surveys|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 18 2003|
- Gender differences
- Health interview survey
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