Increasing prevalence of smoke-free homes and decreasing rates of sudden infant death (SIDS) syndrome in the United States..


April 8, 2011 - This study utilises an ecological design to analyse the relation between concurrent temporal trends in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) rates and prevalence of smoke-free households with infants in the USA, controlling for an important risk factor, infant supine sleep position.

For every 1% absolute increase in the prevalence of smoke-free homes with infants, SIDS rates decreased 0.4% from 1995 to 2006, controlling for supine sleep position.


PAPER: Increasing prevalence of smoke-free homes and decreasing rates of sudden infant death syndrome in the United States: an ecological association study, Ilan Behm1,
Zubair Kabir Gregory N Connolly Hillel R Alpert, Tobacco Control Published Online First 7 April 2011 ABSTRACT..

1 comments:

  Lisa Hilton

February 7, 2014 at 3:59 AM

Side stream smoke is that when a person inhales smoke that comes out from the burning of tobacco. This is called a second hand smoke caused by a passive smoker. It is a proven health hazard to nonsmokers and it is difficult to avoid, because almost one in four people smoke. Secondhand smoke, the smoke breathed out by smokers and the smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, cigar, or pipe has twice as much nicotine, and five times the carbon monoxide, as the smoke you inhale. Source here ...