Wood-burning stoves and lower respiratory tract infection in American Indian children.

@article{Morris1990WoodburningSA,
  title={Wood-burning stoves and lower respiratory tract infection in American Indian children.},
  author={K E Morris and M Morgenlander and John L. Coulehan and S Gahagen and Vincent C Arena},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  year={1990},
  volume={144 1},
  pages={105-8}
}
Some studies suggest that home use of wood-burning stoves is an independent risk factor for lower respiratory tract infection in young children. To test this hypothesis in a population with a high prevalence of wood-burning stove use, we studied Navajo children with diagnosed pneumonia or bronchiolitis. We matched each case (less than or equal to 24 months of age) with a child of identical sex and age who was seen for well-child care or a minor health problem, and we interviewed an adult… CONTINUE READING