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Am J Public Health. 2008 Oct;98(10):1824-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.119289. Epub 2008 Feb 28.

Paternal smoking and increased risk of infant and under-5 child mortality in Indonesia.

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  • 1Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 550 N Broadway, Suite 700, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. rdsemba@jhmi.edu


We examined the relationship between paternal smoking and child mortality. Among 361,021 rural and urban families in Indonesia, paternal smoking was associated with increased infant mortality (rural, odds ratio [OR] = 1.30; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.24, 1.35; urban, OR = 1.10; 95% CI = 1.01, 1.20), and under-5 child mortality (rural, OR = 1.32; 95% CI = 1.26, 1.37; urban, OR = 1.14; 95% CI = 1.05, 1.23). Paternal smoking diverts money from basic necessities to cigarettes and adversely affects child health; tobacco control should therefore be considered among strategies to improve child survival.

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