The latest endangered species in Australia: a tobacco-smoking veterinarian

Smith, D.R., Leggat, P.A., and Speare, R. (2010) The latest endangered species in Australia: a tobacco-smoking veterinarian. Australian Veterinary Journal, 88 (9). pp. 369-370.

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Abstract

The results of a tobacco smoking survey conducted among veterinarians in Queensland, Australia, during 2007 are presented. Of the 567 participants only 3% reported being current smokers, 24% were ex-smokers and 73% had never smoked. The prevalence of smoking was similar among males and females, and the highest smoking rate was reported among veterinarians aged 31–40 years. However, the rate of never-smokers was strongly and negatively correlated with age, and the proportion of ex-smokers increased with age. Encouragingly, the results from this study suggest that tobacco use has all but disappeared from the Australian veterinary profession in recent years.

Item ID: 16114
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Australia; smoking; tobacco; veterinarians
ISSN: 1751-0813
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 05:57
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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