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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

Abstract

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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18309124
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PMC2636455
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2007.119289
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