Smoke exposure, wheezing, and asthma development: A systematic review and meta‐analysis in unselected birth cohorts

  title={Smoke exposure, wheezing, and asthma development: A systematic review and meta‐analysis in unselected birth cohorts},
  author={M. Silvestri and S. Franchi and A. Pistorio and L. Petecchia and F. Rusconi},
  journal={Pediatric Pulmonology},
  • M. Silvestri, S. Franchi, +2 authors F. Rusconi
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • BACKGROUND The understanding of the role of smoking exposure in the induction of wheezing and asthma in children is important for prevention. [...] Key Method The effect of exposure to maternal/parental smoking on the induction of current wheezing or asthma was evaluated in children aged 6 months, <6 years, and ≥6 years. Pooled odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated. RESULTS We identified 43 papers. Exposure to maternal prenatal smoking was associated with an increased risk of…Expand Abstract
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