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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2003 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 245-250
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2003.245.250
Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Erythrocytes, Leukocytes and Haemoglobin
Iqbal Zafar, Khan Naseer Mohammad , Muhammad Nisar , Mazhar Rashida , Assadullah , Bashir Shumaila and Syed Asim Mohammad

Abstract:
The association of erythrocytes and leukocytes count and haemoglobin level with cigarette smoking was studied and results were compared with non-smokers. The erythrocytes count in smokers was significantly high (p < 0.0005) compared with the non-smokers. The leukocytes count was significantly higher (p < 0.02) in non-smokers compared with the smokers. The difference in haemoglobin level was also significant (p > 0.05) between smokers and non-smokers, smokers being having low level of Hb. The number of cigarettes smoked per day and length of smoking showed the negative correlation with erythrocytes count and positive correlation with leukocytes. The haemoglobin also showed the negative correlation with the number of cigarettes per day (r = -0.57) and period of smoking (r = -0.46).
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How to cite this article:

Iqbal Zafar, Khan Naseer Mohammad , Muhammad Nisar , Mazhar Rashida , Assadullah , Bashir Shumaila and Syed Asim Mohammad , 2003. Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Erythrocytes, Leukocytes and Haemoglobin. Journal of Medical Sciences, 3: 245-250.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2003.245.250

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2003.245.250

 
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