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J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Jul;24(7):973-7. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2010.537411. Epub 2010 Dec 15.

Pregnant women and children's exposure to tobacco and solid fuel smoke in southwestern India.

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School of Nursing, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri, USA. kellypj@umkc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine factors associated with smoke exposure among pregnant women in rural India.

METHODS:

We conducted a survey of exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) and solid fuel smoke (SFS) among 736 pregnant women. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were computed using logistic regression models to assess the relationship between demographic variables and exposure to SHS and to SFS.

RESULTS:

While few respondents smoked cigarettes, 19.9% of women and 27.8% of children were frequently or always exposed to SHS, and 43.5% were at high and 46.7% at medium risk for SFE. Low educational levels and illiteracy were associated with exposure.

CONCLUSIONS:

Smoke exposure is a serious health risk for many poor women and children in India.

PMID:
21158490
DOI:
10.3109/14767058.2010.537411
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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