Forskning ved Københavns Universitet - Københavns Universitet


Rygevaner blandt danske laeger, sygeplejersker og jordemødre 1989.

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Health staff play a central role in distribution of knowledge about the injurious effects of tobacco by influencing the smoking habits of the population. The danish council on smoking and health has therefore chosen health staff as one of the first targets for its activities. One of these was conduct of a questionnaire investigation among a representative section of Danish doctors, nurses and midwives about smoking habits and attitudes to the tobacco problem. The random sample consisted of 2,997 persons, of whom 2,606 (87%) replied to the question about daily smoking habits. In all of the age groups, the frequency of smoking was considerably lower among health staff than in the population as a whole, primarily because many had stopped smoking. The frequency among men was 23% for doctors as compared with 50% in the normal population (age 20-69 years) and 15% for female doctors, 29-30% for nurses and midwives as compared with 46% in the normal population. The frequency of smoking among doctors has decreased considerably since 1980. Very few heavy smokers were found among health staff, particularly among doctors, and many male doctors smoked pipes (47% of the smokers). Even though health staff smoke less than the rest of the population, attention must still be focussed on this group on account of its function for establishing opinions in the health sector.
Udgivelsesdato: 1990-Nov-5
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Udgave nummer45
Sider (fra-til)3336-40
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 1990

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