Cotinine-assessed second-hand smoke exposure and risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults

@inproceedings{Jefferis2010CotinineassessedSS,
  title={Cotinine-assessed second-hand smoke exposure and risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults},
  author={Barbara J Jefferis and D. A. Lawlor and Shah Ebrahim and Sasiwarang Goya Wannamethee and Colin Feyerabend and Mira V. Doig and Laura McMeekin and D. G. Cook and Peter Whincup},
  booktitle={Heart},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure measured by serum cotinine is associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke risk among contemporary older British adults. DESIGN Prospective population-based study with self-reported medical history and health behaviours. Fasting blood samples were analysed for serum cotinine and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk markers. SETTING Primary care centres in 25 British towns in 1998-2001. PATIENTS 8512 60-79… CONTINUE READING
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