uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Environmental tobacco smoke and myocardial infarction among never-smokers in the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program (SHEEP).
Show others and affiliations
2001 (English)In: Epidemiology, ISSN 1044-3983, E-ISSN 1531-5487, Vol. 12, no 5, 558-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI) related to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure has previously been reported, but several aspects of the association are still uncertain. We studied the MI risk associated with ETS exposure among 334 nonfatal never-smoking MI cases and 677 population controls, 45-70 years of age, in Stockholm County. A postal questionnaire with a telephone follow-up provided information on ETS exposure and other potential risk factors for MI. After adjustment for age, gender, hospital catchment area, body mass index, socioeconomic status, job strain, hypertension, diet, and diabetes mellitus, the odds ratio for MI was 1.58 (95% confidence interval = 0.97-2.56) for an average daily exposure of 20 cigarettes or more from the spouse. Combined exposure from spouse and work showed an increasing odds ratio for MI, up to 1.55 (95% confidence interval = 1.02-2.34) in the highest category of weighted duration, that is, more than 90 "hour-years" of exposure (1 "hour-year" = 365 hours, or 1 hour per day for 1 year). In addition, more recent exposure appeared to convey a higher risk. Our data confirm an increased risk of MI from exposure to ETS and suggest that intensity of spousal exposure, combined exposure from spouse and work, and time since last exposure are important.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 12, no 5, 558-64 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170702PubMedID: 11505176OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-170702DiVA: diva2:509411
Available from: 2012-03-12 Created: 2012-03-12 Last updated: 2012-03-12

Open Access in DiVA

No full text


Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hallqvist, Johan
By organisation
Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy
In the same journal
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 165 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link