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Smoking habits and effects in a pulmonary outpatient clinic in Ağrı
Esra Yarar 2  
 
 
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Division of Work Health and Occupational Medicine, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey
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Necip Fazıl City Hospital, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
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Esra Yarar   

Necip Fazıl City Hospital, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
Publish date: 2018-10-03
 
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 3):A92
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ABSTRACT
Aim and Objective:
The aim of this study was to determine the prevelance of cigarette smoking and its relation with diseases in patients from outpatient clinics of chest diseases in Ağrı.

Methods:
In our study, 741 patients included from outpatient clinics of chest diseases coming for any reason. Data collected from digital patients’ file retrospectively including demographics, pulmonary function tests (PFT), comorbidities, primary diagnosis, smoking habits and body mass index (BMI). Statistical analysis done with MedCalc Statistical Software version 12.7.7 (MedCalc Software bvba, Ostend, Belgium; http://www.medcalc.org; 2013).

Results:
There was a significant difference between gender and smoking status (p <0.001), smoking was significantly higher in male sex than in female. There was a significant difference between accompanying diseases and smoking (p <0.001), and the rate of smoking was higher in those with internal non-respiratory problems (Graph 1). According to BMI, 23.2% of smokers were obese, 33.7% were overweight; 35.7% of the non-smokers were obese and 32.9% were overweight (p<0.05). However, BMI levels are also higher in smokers than normal. As a result, smoking does not mean that individuals will have normal weight.

Conclusions:
Cigarette smoking is a serious problem that threatens the health of the community for Ağrı and it is important for physicians to develop anti-smoking awareness.

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