Nine-year follow-up of a survey on smoking habits in Florence (Italy): higher mortality among non-responders.

@article{Barchielli2002NineyearFO,
  title={Nine-year follow-up of a survey on smoking habits in Florence (Italy): higher mortality among non-responders.},
  author={Alessandro Barchielli and Daniela Balzi},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={
          1038-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Smoking prevalence is often assessed in random samples of a population. Non-response bias has been rarely investigated. METHODS In 1989 a survey on smoking habits in Florence, Italy, was carried out (response rate: 85%). For responders and non-responders (3,621 subjects) the life status as of 1998 was assessed. Poisson regression models were fitted to estimate age-adjusted risks of death (RR) of non-responders for overall mortality and for the most important causes of death, taking… CONTINUE READING

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