Association of passive smoking with cognitive impairment in nonsmoking older adults: a systematic literature review and a new study of Chinese cohort.

@article{Chen2013AssociationOP,
  title={Association of passive smoking with cognitive impairment in nonsmoking older adults: a systematic literature review and a new study of Chinese cohort.},
  author={Ruoling Chen and Zhi Ying Hu and Sophie Orton and Ruo-Li Chen and Li Wei},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={199-208}
}
Association of passive smoking with cognitive impairment in older adults is unclear. We carried out a systematic literature review and a new study to determine the association. There were 3 cross-sectional studies published, showing a significant association of passive smoking with cognitive impairment (a relative risk (RR) of about 1.30-1.90). In the new cohort study, we interviewed 1081 never-smoking participants aged ≥ 65 years in China using a standard method of the Geriatric Mental State… CONTINUE READING
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