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Smoking and COVID-19 outcomes: an observational and Mendelian randomisation study using the UK Biobank cohort

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Background: Conflicting evidence has emerged regarding the relevance of smoking on risk of COVID-19 and its severity.

Methods: We undertook large-scale observational and Mendelian randomisation (MR) analyses using UK Biobank. Most recent smoking status was determined from primary care records (70.8%) and UK Biobank questionnaire data (29.2%). COVID-19 outcomes were derived from Public Health England SARS-CoV-2 testing data, hospital admissions data...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/thoraxjnl-2021-217080

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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0000-0003-0000-5664
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Publisher:
BMJ Publisher's website
Journal:
Thorax Journal website
Volume:
77
Issue:
1
Pages:
65-73
Publication date:
2021-09-27
Acceptance date:
2021-06-14
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1196112
Local pid:
pubs:1196112
Deposit date:
2021-09-28

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