Use of urinary cotinine and questionnaires in the evaluation of infant exposure to tobacco smoke in epidemiologic studies.

@article{Peterson1997UseOU,
  title={Use of urinary cotinine and questionnaires in the evaluation of infant exposure to tobacco smoke in epidemiologic studies.},
  author={Edward L. Peterson and Christine Cole Johnson and Dennis R Ownby},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={
          917-23
        }
}
Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is an important variable in many pediatric epidemiologic studies. We measured urinary cotinine, a specific metabolite of nicotine, in a population-based cohort of children every other month from birth through two years of age. Extensive data regarding exposure to smokers (people in the home, in home and away from home day care, home visitors, visits to smokers) were collected monthly by way of home interviews. We evaluated, with multiple cotinine… CONTINUE READING

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