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Mirzaei M, khajeh M. Evaluating the relation between smoking and quality of life among the population of Yazd . JSSU. 2018; 26 (6) :495-507
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-4308-en.html
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Introdution:. Quality of life is an important and measurable outcome in the field of medicine; The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relation between smoking and quality of life in the city of Yazd.
Methods: This analytical - cross-sectional study was performed using Yazd Health Study (YaHS) data with a sample size of 8725 people. SF8 (Short Form 8 Health Survey) questionnaire was used for evaluating the quality of life. Data were analyzed through Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney and Logistic regression tests.
Results: There was a significant difference between the quality of life in smokers and non-smokers  and the quality of life was significantly lower among smokers compared to non-smokers (p < 0.001) . This difference was observed in the dimensions of general health (p < 0.001), cheerfulness (p < 0.001) and social performance (p = 0.014) as well as in two general dimensions of physical (p = 0.001) and mental (p < 0.001) quality of life. In the present study, smoking cigarette (OR=1.54, CI 95%: 1.31-1.81) and hookah (OR=1.32, CI 95%: 1.11-1.56) were considered as risk factors for low quality of life. Analyzing the statistical interaction between smoking cigarette and quality of life-related demographic characteristics has shown that young smokers compared to old smokers (OR=3.55, CI 95%: 1.56-8.08) and single smokers compared to married smokers (OR=2.37, CI 95%: 1.44-3.89) had a higher chance of being in the low quality of life classification. In addition, employed smoker compared to unemployed smoker had a lower chance of low quaility of life (OR=0.711, CI95%: 0.513-0.983).
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that there are significant differences in quality of life according to the smoking status.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2017/08/28 | Accepted: 2017/12/30 | Published: 2018/10/21

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