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Maternal cigarette smoking, breast-feeding, and respiratory tract infections in infancy. A matched-pairs study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1891655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The importance of mothers' smoking habits for the occurrence of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in their children during their infant years was studied. A group of 28 infants of mothers who smoked was compared with 28 infants of non-smokers. The pairs were matched with respect to mother's age, marital status, occupation, and parity. During their first year of life, the smokers' children were treated with antibiotics because of RTIs more often than the non-smokers' children (p = 0.046). The number of RTIs in the two groups were 38 and 19, respectively. However, infants of mothers who smoked were breast-fed for a shorter period than those of non-smokers (p = 0.028), the mean values being 4.5 and 6.7 months.
A Håkansson; H Cars
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of primary health care     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0281-3432     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Prim Health Care     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-17     Completed Date:  1991-10-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510679     Medline TA:  Scand J Prim Health Care     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Teleborg Health Centre, Växjö, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Breast Feeding*
Infant, Newborn
Respiratory Tract Infections / drug therapy,  etiology*
Smoking* / adverse effects
Socioeconomic Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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