As part of a collaborative study of risk factors for childhood brain tumours, the effects of the mother's smoking and her potential for passive smoking exposure during the pregnancy were assessed in a case-control study.
Parents of 91 cases and 321 population controls from Northern Italy, matched for age, sex and residence, were interviewed about their lifetime smoking habits.
Mother's smoking during pregnancy was associated with an odds ratio (OR) of 1.7 (95% Cl 0.8,3.8) of brain tumour in her child although this was not statistically significant.
Among non-smoking mothers, the risk for light and heavy exposure to passive smoking was 1.7 (0.8,3.6) and 2.2 (1.1,4.5) respectively, and a statistically significant dose-response relationship was found (p trend=0.02).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur, Intracrânien, Facteur risque, Tabagisme passif, Mère, Gestation, Epidémiologie, Italie, Europe, Nord, Enfant, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tumor, Intracranial, Risk factor, Passive smoking, Mother, Pregnancy, Epidemiology, Italy, Europe, North, Child, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0581232
Code Inist : 002B17E. Création : 09/06/1995.