Passive smoking exposure of sick children in Hong Kong.
Passive Smoking & Children : Clinical & Experimental Forums. International Academic Symposium. Essen, DEU, 1998/08/25.
1 This study aims to investigate the extent of passive smoking exposure of sick children in Hong Kong ; their father's smoking behaviors and their mother's action to protect the child from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). 2 This cross-sectional survey was the first phase of a randomized controlled trial on a health education intervention provided by nurses in the general paediatric wards of four major hospitals in Hong Kong.
The subjects are non-smoking mothers of sick children admitted to hospital and with a smoking husband living together in the same household with the child.
Eligible subjects completed a self-administered baseline questionnaire before entering into the trial. 3 All the 848 children whose mothers completed the questionnaire during December 1997 to April 1998 had a smoking father.
They constituted about 24% (95% CI : 22.6-24.9%) of all the sick children during the same period.
More than half of the children's fathers (55% ; 51.6-58.3%) smoked 1-14 cigarettes per day and about 68% (64.7-71.0%) of them were daily smokers for over 10 years.
Over half (53% ; 49.4-56.2%) of the fathers smoked 1-14 cigarettes at home every day.
About 21% of the fathers smoked near the child occasionally and 31% (27.4-33.6%) smoked 1-14 cigarettes near the child per day.
About 16% of the children lived with more than one smoker (2-3).
About 86% (83.3-88.0%) of the children had 1-3 smokers who smoked at home and 61% (58.1 - 64. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme passif, Toxicité, Epidémiologie, Chine, Asie, Hong Kong, Enfant, Homme, Education santé, Facteur risque, Etude transversale, Tabagisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Passive smoking, Toxicity, Epidemiology, China, Asia, Hong Kong, Child, Human, Health education, Risk factor, Cross sectional study, Tobacco smoking
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Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 16/11/1999.