Discrepancies between self-reported smoking and carboxyhemoglobin: An analysis of the second national health and nutrition survey

L. M. Klesges, R. C. Klesges, J. A. Cigrang

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Abstract

Environmental, self-report, and demographic factors mediated the relationship between self-reported cigarette smoking and carboxyhemoglobin among 2114 smokers and 3918 nonsmokers. Self-reported nonsmokers with carboxyhemoglobin levels between 2% and 3% were more likely to be self- reported ex-smokers, to live in a larger community, and to be younger, less educated, and male than were self-reported nonsmokers with carboxyhemoglobin levels of less than 2%. Self-reported nonsmokers with strong evidence of cigarette consumption (carboxyhemoglobin level > 3%) were more likely to be self-reported ex-smokers, younger, less educated, and non-White than were nonsmokers with carboxyhemoglobin levels of less than 2%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1026-1029
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume82
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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