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Can primary care data be used to monitor regional smoking prevalence? An analysis of The Health Improvement Network primary care data

Tessa E Langley*, Lisa C Szatkowski, Stephen Wythe and Sarah A Lewis

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Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, Nottingham City Hospital, NG5 1PB, UK

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:773  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-773

Published: 7 October 2011

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Representativeness of THIN by region in 2000 and 2008. Population pyramids showing the representativeness of THIN by age and sex on a regional basis (based on population estimates from ONS)

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Smoking prevalence by region from THIN and GLF (2000-2008) using standardised GLF data. Figure 1 from main manuscript re-drawn using age and sex-standardised GLF data

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Smoking prevalence by region from THIN and GLF (2000-2008) with 95% confidence intervals for THIN. Figure 1 from main manuscript re-drawn showing confidence intervals for THIN estimates.

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