Childhood tuberculosis and exposure to indoor air pollution: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Jafta2015ChildhoodTA,
  title={Childhood tuberculosis and exposure to indoor air pollution: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Nkosana Jafta and Prakash Mohan Jeena and Lars Barreg{\aa}rd and Rajen N. Naidoo},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={596-602}
}
BACKGROUND Indoor air pollution (IAP) from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and biomass fuel smoke (BMS) poses respiratory health risks, with children and women bearing the major burden. OBJECTIVES We used a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the relation between childhood tuberculosis (TB) and exposure to ETS and BMS. METHODS We searched three databases for epidemiological studies that investigated the association of childhood TB with exposure to ETS and BMS. We calculated… CONTINUE READING
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