We examined the relationship of paternal smoking habits to birth-weight in a cohort of infants enrolled at birth (n=1219).
To assess validity of parental smoking reports, cord serum levels of cotinine were measured in 175 newborns.
A mean birthweight deficit of 88 g was found in newborns of nonsmoking mothers whose fathers smoked more than 20 cigarettes/day.
Only 2 of 138 newborns whose mothers said they were nonsmokers had cotinine levels indicating that their mothers were active smokers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Père, Toxicité, Poids naissance, Nouveau né, Homme, Taux, Cotinine, Epidémiologie, Arizona, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Father, Toxicity, Birth weight, Newborn, Human, Rate, Epidemiology, Arizona, United States, North America, America
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