Maternal Smoking and Childhood Asthma

C. Infante-Rivard, D. Gautrin, J.-L. Malo, S. Suissa
1999 American Journal of Epidemiology  
The role of maternal smoking as a causal factor for the incidence of childhood asthma is still not clearly established. It was investigated among 3-and 4-year-old-child incident cases confirmed by a 6-year follow-up (n = 294) and cases who no longer had symptoms after diagnosis (n =110). The study took place in Montreal, Canada, between 1988 and 1997. Persistent and transient cases were compared with their respective controls from the original case-control study of incidence. The odds ratio for
more » ... heavy maternal smoking adjusted for known risk factors for asthma was 3.84 (95% confidence interval: 1.68, 8.76) among persistent cases and close to one among transient cases. Am J Epidemiol 1999;150:528-31.
doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a010042 pmid:10472953 fatcat:s4dacozuozcdfplkvf5gprfbme