Smoking in Italy, 1990-1991

C. La Vecchia, R. Pagano, A. Decarli, M. Ferraroni

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Smoking prevalence and patterns in Italy were analyzed using data from the 1990-1991 Italian National Health Survey, based on a sample of 27, 135 males and 28,854 females aged 15 years or over, randomly selected within strata of geographic area and size of the place of residence and of the household, in order to be representative of the general Italian population. Overall, 26.9% of the Italians aged 15 years or over described themselves as current smokers (37.2% males, 17.4% females), and 14.0% as ex-smokers (22.2% males, 6.4% females). The difference in smoking prevalence between males and females was 65% below age 45, but increased substantially with increasing age up to 5-fold above age 65. Moderate smokers (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • lung cancer
  • smoking in Italy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research


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