Spousal resemblance for smoking: Underlying mechanisms and effects of cohort and age.

  title={Spousal resemblance for smoking: Underlying mechanisms and effects of cohort and age.},
  author={Jorien L Treur and Jacqueline M. Vink and Dorret I. Boomsma and Christel M Middeldorp},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
BACKGROUND In this study we ask why spouses resemble each other in smoking behaviour and assess if such resemblance depends on period of data collection or age. Spousal similarity may reflect different, not mutually exclusive, processes. These include phenotypic assortment (choice of spouse is based on phenotype) or social homogamy at the time spouses first meet, and marital interaction during the relationship. METHODS Ever and current smoking were assessed between 1991 and 2013 in surveys of… CONTINUE READING

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