Maternal smoking and childhood asthma.

  title={Maternal smoking and childhood asthma.},
  author={Michael Weitzman and Steven L. Gortmaker and Deborah Klein Walker and Arthur M. Sobol},
  volume={85 4},
According to a substantial literature, passive smoking by children is associated with an increased incidence of lower respiratory illness and diminished pulmonary function. The relationship between passive smoking and childhood asthma, however, is not clear. Data from the Child Health Supplement to the 1981 National Health Interview Survey were analyzed with information about 4331 children aged 0 to 5 years to study the relationship between maternal smoking and (1) the prevalence of childhood… CONTINUE READING
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