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ABSTRACT: Study of the prevalence of smoking among La Rioja's health professionals.
The Autonomous Community of La Rioja.
A random sample of health workers taken from the censuses of their respective Professional Colleges on February 1st, 1988.
Of a representative sample of 616 health professionals in La Rioja, 47.9% were current smokers, breaking down into 43.5% habitual and 4.4% occasional smokers. 25.5% of the sample were ex-smokers. There were more women (51.1%) than men (44.0%) smokers. The prevalence of habitual smoking is greater in those people under 35 (57.6%) than in those over this age (32.0%) (p < 0.001).
The results obtained make clear that there is a high prevalence of tobacco addiction in our health environment. These data suggest the need for intensified consciousness-raising campaigns aimed at health professionals.
Atención Primaria 04/1994; 13(7):373-7. · 0.95 Impact Factor