The development in smoking habits in Canton Bern 1977 to 1987. Survey of smoking habits through regular x-ray screening in industry
Lemola, M.; Abelin, T.; Minder, C.
Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin Praxis 78(24): 683-687
The smoking habits of workers were registered on occasion of chest-x-ray screening over the eleven years period from 1977 to 1987 in Berne, Switzerland. In 1977 about 52% of the males were smoking. During the eleven years a decrease in prevalence of smoking can be observed in the male population. The decrease is more pronounced among older than among younger males. Young women smoke more frequently than older women. The prevalence has remained stable at about 28% in the female population between 1977 and 1987. These findings are in accordance with other Swiss studies and show that in Switzerland the preventive radiodiagnostic institutions are important vehicles for community oriented prevention and prevention research.