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International smoking statistics : a collection of historical data from 30 economically developed countries.

Author: Barbara Forey
Publisher: London : Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford medical publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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"International Smoking Statistics, Second Edition presents a collection of smoking data relating to 30 economically developed countries. Annual data on the national sales of all types of tobacco products are presented for the years up to 1995, with over 100 years of data available for some countries. Building on the first edition, the new edition extends the geographical coverage as well as documenting the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Statistiques
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Forey
ISBN: 0198508565 9780198508564
OCLC Number: 50117004
Description: 1, 804 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Methods --
Countries considered --
Main sources of data --
Sales data --
Survey data --
Additional survey-based data --
Population --
Comparisons between countries --
Australia --
Austria --
Belgium --
Bulgaria --
Canada --
Czechoslovakia --
Denmark --
Finland --
France --
Germany --
Greece --
Hungary --
Iceland --
Ireland --
Israel --
Italy --
Japan --
Netherlands --
New Zealand --
Norway --
Poland --
Portugal --
Romania --
Spain --
Sweden --
Switzerland --
UK --
USA --
USSR --Yugoslavia --
Estimated size of adult population --
Comparisons of manufactured and hand-rolled cigarettes and differences in the way they are smoked --
Consumption category estimation --
Estimation of prevalence of smoking by standardized age groups --
Estimating past smoking habits by an indirect method, with application to Great Britain.
Series Title: Oxford medical publications.
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This is an important reference for all those interested in the epidemiology of smoking and smoking-related diseases. The coverage of the first edition has been extended to 30 countries, and now  Read more...

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