• Journal Article

A Ten-Year Case-Control Study of Passive Smoke Exposure as a Risk Factor for Pertussis in Children

Citation

Schmidt, M. A., Kurosky, S., Mullooly, J. P., Chun, C., & Weinmann, S. (2015). A Ten-Year Case-Control Study of Passive Smoke Exposure as a Risk Factor for Pertussis in Children. Permanente Journal, 19(3), 59-63. DOI: 10.7812/TPP/14-233

Abstract

The authors conducted a matched case-control study of laboratory-confirmed pertussis cases, occurring from 1/1/1996 to 12/31/2005, in children up to 12 years of age who were members of a large managed care organization. Sixty-five laboratoryconfirmed cases of pertussis were identified. Using multivariable conditional logistic regression analysis, the authors did not detect a statistically significant association between pertussis and household passive exposure to cigarette smoking