Indagine sulle abitudini e le opinioni nei confronti del fumo di sigarette tra il personale medico, infermieristico e tecnico-amministrativo dell'Ospedale di Magenta (Usl 72).

Translated title of the contribution: Habits and opinions about cigarette smoking among medical, nursing and technico-administrative staff at the Magenta Hospital (Local Health Unit no. 72)

R. Talamini, E. Bidoli, D. Serraino, S. Barra, S. Franceschi, P. Bollini

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Abstract

Smoking habits of 882 employees of Magenta general hospital (province of Milan) (135 doctors, 594 nurses and 153 technicians and clerical staff) were investigated in May 1986, by means of a self-administered questionnaire (response rate 84%). Forty-five percent of men and 34% of women reported to be current smokers, respectively 13% fewer and 41% more, after age-standardization, than the general population of the same province. Smoking habits of the three professional groups considered did not differ substantially, but a higher number of doctors as compared to nurses admitted to smoke occasionally in front of patients. The vast majority (80%) agreed with a total ban of smoking inside the hospital but the underestimation of smoking-related health hazards, especially outside the cancer field, turned out to be also very common. Only 34% of doctors, 13% of nurses and 16% of technical and clerical staff identified smoking as the leading preventable cause of death in Italy.

Translated title of the contributionHabits and opinions about cigarette smoking among medical, nursing and technico-administrative staff at the Magenta Hospital (Local Health Unit no. 72)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalEpidemiologia e prevenzione
Volume11
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1989

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  • Medicine(all)

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