The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between tobacco users and various disorders that might be associated with the tobacco use in ambulatory care setting. In this project, the data utilized are from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). The software used for running statistical analysis was the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 19.0. The aim of the project was to investigate the association of patient age, gender, race/ethnicity and co-morbidities with tobacco use.
The final conclusion was that the tobacco use is associated with certain age, race, gender, and co-morbidities like depression and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). Tobacco users who visit ambulatory care settings come there for new problems and not any chronic condition. So the significant number of tobacco users who do develop oral cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder may not visit the same ambulatory care setting to find out the progress of the disease. The mean age of tobacco users was 46.3 years, compared to the average age of the sample, which was 42 years of age.
|Advisor:||Sinay, Tony, Reynolds, Grace|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health education, Epidemiology|
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