[Smoking and mortality from cerebrovascular disorders in Brazil: comparative study of capital cities of metropolitan regions, 1988].


AIM The role of smoking as risk factor for stroke is controversial. An ecological design study was performed to test the association between stroke mortality and smoking in Brazil. Lung cancer mortality was used as a surrogate for smoking habit. METHODS The mortality rate for stroke (ICD-9:430-438) and lung cancer (ICD-9: 162) were determined in the… (More)


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