Reliability of information on cigarette smoking and beverage consumption provided by hospital controls

Barbara D'Avanzo, Carlo La Vecchia, Klea Katsouyanni, Eva Negri, Dimitrios Trichopoulos

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Abstract

We compared data from interviews of patients admitted to hospital and interviews repeated at home for 400 hospital controls. Of these, 294 (73.5%) could be re-interviewed (responders). Never smoking was reported by 44% of subjects in the in-hospital interviews and by 40% in the repent at-home interviews. Among those interviewed in hospital, 38% claimed to be nondrinkers, as did 38% of responders, but only 28% characterized themselves as nondrinkers in the repeat interview. For consumption of regular coffee, 15% reported none in the selected sample, 14% among responders, but only 6% in the repeat at-home interview. Agreement was good for decaffeinated coffee and tea consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiology
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Keywords

  • alcohol drinking
  • case-control studies
  • coffee
  • epidemiologic methods
  • misclassification
  • reproducibility
  • smoking

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  • Epidemiology

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D'Avanzo, B., La Vecchia, C., Katsouyanni, K., Negri, E., & Trichopoulos, D. (1996). Reliability of information on cigarette smoking and beverage consumption provided by hospital controls. Epidemiology, 7(3), 312-315.

Reliability of information on cigarette smoking and beverage consumption provided by hospital controls. / D'Avanzo, Barbara; La Vecchia, Carlo; Katsouyanni, Klea; Negri, Eva; Trichopoulos, Dimitrios.

In: Epidemiology, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1996, p. 312-315.

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D'Avanzo, B, La Vecchia, C, Katsouyanni, K, Negri, E & Trichopoulos, D 1996, 'Reliability of information on cigarette smoking and beverage consumption provided by hospital controls', Epidemiology, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 312-315.
D'Avanzo, Barbara ; La Vecchia, Carlo ; Katsouyanni, Klea ; Negri, Eva ; Trichopoulos, Dimitrios. / Reliability of information on cigarette smoking and beverage consumption provided by hospital controls. In: Epidemiology. 1996 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 312-315.
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