Hidden female smokers in Asia: a comparison of self-reported with cotinine-verified smoking prevalence rates in representative national data from an Asian population.

@article{JungChoi2012HiddenFS,
  title={Hidden female smokers in Asia: a comparison of self-reported with cotinine-verified smoking prevalence rates in representative national data from an Asian population.},
  author={Kyung-Hee Jung-Choi and Young Ho Khang and Hong-Jun Cho},
  journal={Tobacco control},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={536-42}
}
BACKGROUND The low smoking prevalence in Asian women may be due to under-reporting. We therefore investigated gender difference in self-reported and cotinine-verified smoking prevalence rates in Korea METHODS We analysed data from 5455 individuals (2387 men and 3068 women) in the 2008 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. A urinary cotinine concentration of 50 ng/ml was the cut-off distinguishing smokers from non-smokers. Sensitivity analysis was done using different cut… CONTINUE READING

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