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Household environmental tobacco smoke exposure in healthy young children in Hong Kong: Prevalence and risk factors.

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Summary of "Household environmental tobacco smoke exposure in healthy young children in Hong Kong: Prevalence and risk factors."

Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure attributable respiratory illness burden is huge in paediatric population. Understanding the epidemiology of ETS exposure is important to guide health promotion planning. Therefore, we designed this study to determine the prevalence of household ETS exposure in healthy young children under 2 years of age in Hong Kong, and to explore risk factors associated with the exposure. Our secondary goal was to characterise children's exposure profile to maternal smoking.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0227733

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