Association of environmental tobacco smoking exposure with an increased risk of hospital admissions for pneumonia in children under 5 years of age in Vietnam.

@article{Suzuki2009AssociationOE,
  title={Association of environmental tobacco smoking exposure with an increased risk of hospital admissions for pneumonia in children under 5 years of age in Vietnam.},
  author={Motoi Suzuki and Vu Dinh Thiem and Hideki Yanai and Toru Matsubayashi and L-M Yoshida and Le Huu Tho and Truong Tan Minh and Dang Anh and Paul E Kilgore and Koya Ariyoshi},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={484-9}
}
BACKGROUND The association between environmental tobacco smoking (ETS) and childhood pneumonia has not been established in developed or developing countries. A study was conducted to assess the effect and impact of ETS exposure on pneumonia among children in central Vietnam. METHODS A population-based large-scale cross-sectional survey was conducted covering all residents of 33 communes in Khanh Hoa Province, the central part of Vietnam. Information on demographics, socioeconomic status and… CONTINUE READING

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