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Tobacco use and some characteristics of tobacco users. Preliminary results of ‘‘Kardiovize Brno 2030

Authors

SOCHOR Ondřej KRÁLÍKOVÁ Eva CÍFKOVÁ Renata FIALA Jindřich TOMÁŠKOVÁ Iva KUNZOVÁ Šárka LEŠOVSKÝ Jiří PLUHÁČEK Zdeněk NECHUTOVÁ Hana ŘIMÁK Pavel ŠIKOLOVÁ Veronika HOMOLKA Martin ŠTĚPÁNOVÁ Radka VÍTOVEC Jiří KÁRA Tomáš PROSECKÝ Robert WOHLFAHRT Peter SOŠKA Vladimír LOPEZ-JIMENEZ Francisco

Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Cor et Vasa
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Field Cardiovascular diseases incl. cardiosurgery
Keywords Tobacco use; Electronic Cigarettes; Kardiovize Brno 2030; Cross-sectional Survey; Cyech Republic
Description AIM: To assess tobacco use and some characteristics of tobacco users relevant to cardiovascular risk factors in a representative sample of population of Brno city. As well, we followed the e-cigarettes use. We expected lower tobacco use compared to the population as rather healthy, motivated and cooperating volunteers tend to participate in monitoring surveys. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of cardiovascular risk factors was conducted respecting the method of Czech PostMONICA Study, in the district of Brno city in 2013. This preliminary report of first 965 randomly selected volunteers (including 512 women), aged 25-64, focuses on tobacco use, its prevalence in different subgroups as well as the attitudes towards smoke-free policies. RESULTS: As this study reports pilot results, the enrollment still occurs. Therefore, our sample represents so far 35.2% of invited volunteers in average age of 47.3 ±11.40 years. The prevalence of smoking was 26.7%, with daily tobacco use 23.3%, less than once daily 3.4 %, and 19.9 % ex-smokers. Based on self- report, 34.0% were exposed to passive smoking. Electronic cigarette use was observed in 3.5 % of responders. The use of electronic cigarette was more common in men (5.1 %), than in women (2.1 % p=0.020). Concomitant use of electronic cigarettes and smoking was observed in 2.07 % of population. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of tobacco use in Brno productive population is 26.70%, which is still high, in contrary to our expectation.