Effect of body mass index and total blood volume on serum cotinine levels among cigarette smokers: NHANES 1999-2008.

@article{Jain2010EffectOB,
  title={Effect of body mass index and total blood volume on serum cotinine levels among cigarette smokers: NHANES 1999-2008.},
  author={Ram B Jain and J. Thomas Bernert},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={411 15-16},
  pages={1063-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Body mass index (BMI) and total blood volume are not always considered as variables that affect serum cotinine concentrations. METHOD We used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years 1999-2008 and fitted regression models for smokers. In addition to traditionally used covariates like age, race, gender, and average number of cigarettes smoked daily, we used BMI and total blood volume (TBV) as continuous variables to evaluate the impact… CONTINUE READING

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