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Compared characteristics of current vs. past smokers at the time of diagnosis of a first-time lung or head and neck cancer: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, April 2018
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Title
Compared characteristics of current vs. past smokers at the time of diagnosis of a first-time lung or head and neck cancer: a cross-sectional study
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BMC Cancer, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12885-018-4253-5
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Authors

Corinne Vannimenus, Hélène Bricout, Olivier Le Rouzic, François Mouawad, Dominique Chevalier, Eric Dansin, Laurence Rotsaert, Gautier Lefebvre, Olivier Cottencin, Henri Porte, Arnaud Scherpereel, Asmaa El Fahsi, Florence Richard, Benjamin Rolland

Abstract

Active smoking at the time of diagnosis of a first head & neck (H&N) or lung cancer is associated with a worse cancer outcome and increased mortality. However, the compared characteristics of active vs. former smokers at cancer diagnosis are poorly known. In 371 subjects with a first H&N or lung cancer, we assessed: 1) socio-demographic features; 2) lifelong types of smoking; 3) alcohol use disorder identification test (AUDIT); 4) cannabis abuse screening test (CAST); and 5) Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). Using a multivariable regression model, we compared the profile of current smokers and past smokers. Current smokers more frequently exhibited H&N cancer (OR 3.91; 95% CI [2.00-6.51]; p <  0.0001) and ever smoking of hand-rolled cigarettes (OR 2.2; 95% CI [1.25-3.88]; p = 0.007). Among subjects with lung cancer (n = 177), current smoking was primarily associated with ever smoking of hand-rolled cigarettes (OR 2.88; 95% CI [1.32-6.30]; p = 0.008) and negatively associated with age (OR 0.92; 95% CI [0.89-0.96]; p <  0.001). Among subjects with H&N cancer (n = 163), current smokers exhibited a significantly greater AUDIT score (OR = 1.08; 95% CI [1.01-1.16]; p = 0.03). At the time of diagnosis of the first lung or H&N cancer, current smoking is highly associated with previous type of smoking and alcohol drinking patterns. NCT01647425 ; Registration date: July 23, 2012.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 15%
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 8 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 41%
Unspecified 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Physics and Astronomy 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 8 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 April 2019.
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