Validation of self reported smoking by serum cotinine measurement in a community-based study.

  title={Validation of self reported smoking by serum cotinine measurement in a community-based study.},
  author={Erkki Vartiainen and Timo T. Sepp{\"a}l{\"a} and Pirjo Lillsunde and Pekka M Puska},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={56 3},
STUDY OBJECTIVE The validity of self reported smoking in population surveys remains an important question. An associated question is what would be the value of measuring serum cotinine concentrations in such surveys to obtain validated smoking data. DESIGN Cross sectional analysis of data on self reported smoking and serum cotinine among a random population sample of 5846 persons aged 25 to 64 years, who participated in the FINRISK-92 survey. MAIN RESULTS Among self reported regular smokers… CONTINUE READING

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