Objective To know smoking behavior of doctors and related factors in urban areas. Methods The doctors in six cities were selected by stratified sampling and investigated by uniform questionnaire and enquiry. Results Smoking rate of the male doctors was 45.8% while the female was 1.3%. A doctor smoker averagely consumed 12 cigarettes every day . Cessation rates of the male and female doctors were 10.4% and 19.0% respectively. Conclusion Smoking rate of Chinese doctors was relatively higher, especially for the male. Gender, age, department and living cities were main factors which affected the doctors' smoking behavior.
Chinese Journal of Health Education