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ERIC Number: EJ942531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1342
Prevalence of Environmental Smoke Exposure in Households with Children in Jodhpur District, India
Chopra, Anita; Dhawan, Anju; Sethi, Hem; Mohan, Devinder
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, v4 n3 p67-70 2008
Aim: The present study assessed the prevalence of child exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) among families with smoking members. Methods: Secondary analysis was conducted on data from a survey done in Jodhpur district (Rajasthan) on substance use in 11459 households. Frequency of smoking by residents in households with children below 10 years of age was ascertained. Results: About 24.5% of children were exposed to ETS. Among surveyed households about 40% had at least one tobacco user and 22.9% at least one smoker. About 86.9% of smokers reported dependent use of tobacco. Among smoking households, 82.7% had at least one child below 10 years of age. Almost all (99.3%) of these households reported daily smoking by members and 55.4% the use of more than 20 cigarettes per day. Conclusions: Tobacco users should be advised about how to limit children's ETS exposure and policy formulation on tobacco control programmes should take this aspect of tobacco use into account. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: India