• Journal Article

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

Citation

Kelly, P. J., Goudar, S. S., Chakraborty, H., Moore, J., Derman, R., Kodkany, B., ... Bloch, M. (2011). Pregnant women and children's exposure to tobacco and solid fuel smoke in southwestern India. None, 24(7), 973-977.

Abstract

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