National, regional and small group variation in smoking habits in the Danish-Swedish Oeresund region

Niss Skov Nielsen*, Inge Lissau, Martin Lindström, Juan Merlo

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It was found that the proportion of ever smokers shows a clear cohort effect among Danish men. Almost 90% of men born in 1920-1929 had ever smoked compared to only 40% among those born in 1970-79. The pattern among women do not show a similar trend. The percent of ever smokers has been between 60 to 70% in all generations except the youngest. A similar trend was seen in the Swedish region. Besides these national cohort differences it was found, that the social network or close social group had a significant influence on smoking behaviour.

Conclusion: When planning smoking prevention programmes it is essential to be aware of the significant influence of peers and social groups
Translated title of the contributionnationale, regionale og gruppe variationer i rygeadfærden i Øresundregionen
Original languageEnglish
Publication date14 Dec 2000
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventEUPHA conference, 2000, Paris: REDUCING HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN EUROPE - Paris, France
Duration: 14 Dec 200016 Dec 2000


ConferenceEUPHA conference, 2000, Paris
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