Author(s): Anuntaseree W, MoSuwan L, Ovatlarnporn C, Tantana C, MaaLee A, Anuntaseree W, MoSuwan L, Ovatlarnporn C, Tantana C, MaaLee A
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Abstract We performed a survey to assess the exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in 1-year-old infants in Thailand. Of the 725 infants, it was reported that 73.3\% had household smoking and 40.7\% had detectable urinary cotinine. Twenty-five infants (3.4\%) had urinary cotinine in the range of adult heavy smokers. The prevalence of ETS exposure was significantly higher in infants with a father whose education was < or = grade 6 than in those with father's education >6 years (44.0\% vs. 36.0\%, p = 0.039). Data on the exposure to ETS among infants will provide prevalence information and identify population subgroups at increased risk for exposure.
This article was published in Bull Environ Contam Toxicol
and referenced in Clinical Pediatrics: Open Access