Gender differences in the impact of adolescent smoking on lung function and respiratory symptoms. the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study, Norway, 1995-1997.

@article{Holmen2002GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in the impact of adolescent smoking on lung function and respiratory symptoms. the Nord-Tr{\o}ndelag Health Study, Norway, 1995-1997.},
  author={Turid Lingaas Holmen and Elizabeth Barrett-connor and Jeanette Sara Clausen and Arnulf Langhammer and Jostein Holmen and Leif Bjermer},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={96 10},
  pages={
          796-804
        }
}
Girls take up smoking at least as frequently as boys. Few studies have focused on gender differences in the impact of adolescent smoking. We evaluated the sex-specific effect of adolescent smoking on respiratory symptoms and lung function. All students in junior high and high schools in Nord-Trøndelag County Norway, 1995-97, were invited to participate in a cross-sectional study. Information on smoking habits and respiratory symptoms was obtained by self-administered questionnaires. Spirometry… CONTINUE READING

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