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Parental smoking and infant respiratory infection: How important is not smoking in the same room with the baby?

Blizzard, Leigh; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dwyer, Terence; Venn, Alison; Cochrane, Jennifer

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Objectives. We sought to quantify the effect of good smoking hygiene on infant risk of respiratory tract infection in the first 12 months of life. Methods. A cohort of 4486 infants in Tasmania, Australia, was followed from birth to 12 months of age for hospitalization with respiratory infection. Case ascertainment was 98.2%. Results. Relative to the infants of mothers who smoked postpartum but never in the same room with their infants, risk of hospitalization was 56% (95% confidence interval...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/93349
Source: American Journal of Public Health

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