Table 5.

Percentage of current cigarette smokers in Rb cohort, U.S. population, and other childhood cancer survivor studies

Comparison to U.S. population*
Percentage of current smokers
Males
Females
Current age (y)Rb cohortU.S.Rb cohortU.S.
    18-2420.330.521.629.5
    25-3416.430.821.225.5
    35-4421.829.515.827.0
    45-6415.424.522.621.3
Rate ratio (95% CI)0.63 (0.5-0.8)0.75 (0.6-0.9)
Childhood cancer survivor studies
Cohort study
No. survivors
Age range (y)
Current smokers (%)
Denmark-Wahnefried (6)122≥1817.0
Emmons et al. (7)9,709≥1817.0
Larcombe et al. (8)113≥1820.0
Tao et al. (9)592≥2316.7
Mulhern et al. (10)40≥1817.5
Haupt et al. (11)1,289≥2128.6
Troyer et al. (12)263≥2133.3
Corkery et al. (13)425≥1830.0
  • * National Health Interview Survey (1999), ≥18 years, Whites only.

  • Adjusted for current age at time of survey.

  • Smoked >100 cigarettes, except for Larcombe (smoked one cigarette per week), Corkery (smoked 21 cigarettes daily), and Troyer, definition of current smoker was not available.