Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among infants in southern Thailand: a study of urinary cotinine.

Abstract

We performed a survey to assess the exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in 1-year-old infants in Thailand. Of the 725 infants, it was reported that 73.3% had household smoking and 40.7% had detectable urinary cotinine. Twenty-five infants (3.4%) had urinary cotinine in the range of adult heavy smokers. The prevalence of ETS exposure was significantly higher in infants with a father whose education was < or = grade 6 than in those with father's education >6 years (44.0% vs. 36.0%, p = 0.039). Data on the exposure to ETS among infants will provide prevalence information and identify population subgroups at increased risk for exposure.

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@article{Anuntaseree2008ExposureTE, title={Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke among infants in southern Thailand: a study of urinary cotinine.}, author={Wanaporn Anuntaseree and Ladda Mo-Suwan and Chitchamai Ovatlarnporn and Chanpa Tantana and Arinda Ma-a-lee}, journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology}, year={2008}, volume={80 1}, pages={34-7} }