Smoking and functional status among Medicare managed care enrollees.

  title={Smoking and functional status among Medicare managed care enrollees.},
  author={David R. Arday and Micah H. Milton and Corinne G. Husten and Samuel C. Haffer and Sara C Wheeless and Shelton M Jones and Ruby E. Johnson},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={24 3},
BACKGROUND Smoking is a major determinant of health status and outcomes. Current smoking has been associated with lower scores on the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36). Whether this occurs among the elderly and disabled Medicare populations is not known. This study assessed the relationships between smoking status and both physical and mental functioning in the Medicare managed-care population. METHODS During the spring of 1998, data were collected from 134309 elderly and 8640 disabled… CONTINUE READING

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