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Paternal smoking and birthweight in Shanghai.
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PMID:  8427324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Although maternal active smoking has been established to be associated with fetal growth retardation, evidence of an effect of environmental tobacco smoke exposure on birthweight is still limited and inconclusive. This study addressed the relationship between prenatal environmental tobacco smoke exposure and birthweight and fetal growth retardation in Shanghai, China. METHODS: Data on 1785 full-term live-born normal infants of nonsmoking mothers were used from the Shanghai Birth Defects and Perinatal Death Monitoring conducted between October 1986 and September 1987. Environmental tobacco smoke exposure was defined as exposure to paternal smoking. RESULTS: Infants with environmental tobacco smoking exposure were, on average, 30 g lower in birthweight than nonexposed infants, after adjustment for gestational age, parity, maternal age, and occupation. CONCLUSION: Consistent with previous research, this study suggests that environmental tobacco smoking exposure may have a modestly adverse effect on birthweight.
J Zhang; J M Ratcliffe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-04     Completed Date:  1993-03-04     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7400.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology*
Fetus / drug effects*
Infant, Newborn
Tobacco Smoke Pollution / adverse effects*,  analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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