Smoking status, physical health-related quality of life, and mortality in middle-aged and older women.

@article{Holahan2013SmokingSP,
  title={Smoking status, physical health-related quality of life, and mortality in middle-aged and older women.},
  author={Carole K. Holahan and Charles J Holahan and Rebecca J. North and Rashelle B Hayes and Daniel A. Powers and Judith K. Ockene},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={662-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Women who smoke, particularly older women, have been relatively neglected in smoking research. There is a lack of knowledge concerning the relation of level of smoking to quality of life and mortality among middle-aged and older women smokers. METHODS This study examined the relation of smoking status to physical health-related quality of life (PHRQL) and total mortality in women in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study. Participants were 90,849 postmenopausal… CONTINUE READING
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