Cigarette smoking may modify the risk of depression in eczema among adults: a preliminary study using NHANES 2005-2006

In this study, we investigated whether smoking behaviour and tobacco exposure influence the association between eczema and depression

Y.-W. Yang; Y.-H. Chen; Y.-H. Huang

2010

Scholarcy highlights

  • Eczema has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of depression
  • In this study, we investigated whether smoking behaviour and tobacco exposure influence the association between eczema and depression
  • Lifetime presence of eczema was obtained by self-reporting questionnaires, and depression was assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire
  • Our findings indicated that cigarette smoking may modify the risk of depression in eczema
  • Eczema was significantly associated with depression
  • We suggested cessation of smoking in eczema patients to decrease the risk of this psychiatric co-morbidity

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