Factors affecting leukocyte count in healthy adults.

  title={Factors affecting leukocyte count in healthy adults.},
  author={Rafael Carel and J A Eviatar},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={14 5},
The relationships between white blood cell (WBC) count, smoking, and other health variables were determined among 35,000 apparently healthy men and women. The effect of smoking on the WBC count was greater than that of all other variables. The leukocyte level and the variance in WBC count values increased with increased smoking intensity. The relationship between smoking intensity and leukocyte level is expressed quantitatively by the following regression equation: WBC (10(3)/mm3) = 7.1 + 0.05… CONTINUE READING

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