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Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children: parental perception of smokiness at home and other factors associated with urinary cotinine in preschool children.
J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 2004; 14(4):330-6JE

Abstract

Parental smoking behavior at home and sociodemographic variables may influence exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in children. A sample of 115 preschool children aged 3-6 years was enrolled in this study. ETS exposure was evaluated through a questionnaire about parents' smoking behavior and determinations of urinary cotinine -- a biomarker of exposure -- in children. Bivariate and multiple regression analyses were used to evaluate the association between the smoking behavior of each parent at home, sociodemographic factors and cotinine levels in children. The parental perception of smokiness in the home was significantly associated with urinary cotinine in children (r-partial coefficient=0.324; P<0.002). The father's education, mother's smoking status, and day of the week when urine was sampled (Tuesday) were also independently associated with levels of cotinine. These four variables explained 26.4% of the variance in the cotinine levels of children. In designing educational programs to reduce passive smoking among children, it is necessary to take into account those factors related with cotinine levels in children. Our results support the influence of the mothers' smoking status, the fathers' educational level, and the day of the week of sampling on cotinine in children. The perception of parents (smokers and nonsmokers) about the smokiness in the home could also be a useful indicator of the cotinine in children exposed to environmental tobacco smoke in the household.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Granada, Spain. djurado@ugr.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15254480

Citation

Jurado, Dolores, et al. "Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children: Parental Perception of Smokiness at Home and Other Factors Associated With Urinary Cotinine in Preschool Children." Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, vol. 14, no. 4, 2004, pp. 330-6.
Jurado D, Muñoz C, Luna Jde D, et al. Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children: parental perception of smokiness at home and other factors associated with urinary cotinine in preschool children. J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol. 2004;14(4):330-6.
Jurado, D., Muñoz, C., Luna, J. d. e. . D., & Fernández-Crehuet, M. (2004). Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children: parental perception of smokiness at home and other factors associated with urinary cotinine in preschool children. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 14(4), pp. 330-6.
Jurado D, et al. Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children: Parental Perception of Smokiness at Home and Other Factors Associated With Urinary Cotinine in Preschool Children. J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol. 2004;14(4):330-6. PubMed PMID: 15254480.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children: parental perception of smokiness at home and other factors associated with urinary cotinine in preschool children. AU - Jurado,Dolores, AU - Muñoz,Carmen, AU - Luna,Juan De Dios, AU - Fernández-Crehuet,Milagros, PY - 2004/7/16/pubmed PY - 2005/5/4/medline PY - 2004/7/16/entrez SP - 330 EP - 6 JF - Journal of exposure analysis and environmental epidemiology JO - J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol VL - 14 IS - 4 N2 - Parental smoking behavior at home and sociodemographic variables may influence exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in children. A sample of 115 preschool children aged 3-6 years was enrolled in this study. ETS exposure was evaluated through a questionnaire about parents' smoking behavior and determinations of urinary cotinine -- a biomarker of exposure -- in children. Bivariate and multiple regression analyses were used to evaluate the association between the smoking behavior of each parent at home, sociodemographic factors and cotinine levels in children. The parental perception of smokiness in the home was significantly associated with urinary cotinine in children (r-partial coefficient=0.324; P<0.002). The father's education, mother's smoking status, and day of the week when urine was sampled (Tuesday) were also independently associated with levels of cotinine. These four variables explained 26.4% of the variance in the cotinine levels of children. In designing educational programs to reduce passive smoking among children, it is necessary to take into account those factors related with cotinine levels in children. Our results support the influence of the mothers' smoking status, the fathers' educational level, and the day of the week of sampling on cotinine in children. The perception of parents (smokers and nonsmokers) about the smokiness in the home could also be a useful indicator of the cotinine in children exposed to environmental tobacco smoke in the household. SN - 1053-4245 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15254480/Environmental_tobacco_smoke_exposure_in_children:_parental_perception_of_smokiness_at_home_and_other_factors_associated_with_urinary_cotinine_in_preschool_children_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.jea.7500329 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -