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Reliability of information on cigarette smoking and beverage consumption provided by hospital controls.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8728449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compared data from interviews of patients admitted to hospital and interviews repeated at home for 400 hospital controls. Of these, 294 (73.5%) could be re-interviewed (responders). Never smoking was reported by 44% of subjects in the in-hospital interviews and by 40% in the repeat at-home interviews. Among those interviewed in hospital, 38% claimed to be nondrinkers, as did 38% of responders, but only 28% characterized themselves as nondrinkers in the repeat interview. For consumption of regular coffee, 15% reported none in the selected sample, 14% among responders, but only 6% in the repeat at-home interview. Agreement was good for decaffeinated coffee and tea consumption.
B D' Avanzo; C La Vecchia; K Katsouyanni; E Negri; D Trichopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1044-3983     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiology     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-04     Completed Date:  1997-06-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009644     Medline TA:  Epidemiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology*
Case-Control Studies
Data Collection*
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Epidemiologic Methods
Follow-Up Studies
Greece / epidemiology
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
Reproducibility of Results
Smoking / epidemiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coffee; 0/Tea

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