Passive Smoking and Croup

Mark B. Salzman, Hugh F. Biller, Clyde B. Schechter

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Abstract

The relationship between croup and the presence of household cigarette consumption was assessed in a matched-pair case control study. Fifty subjects with a primary hospital discharge diagnosis of croup were paired with children with a primary hospital discharge diagnosis of abdominal hernia. The results yielded an estimated relative risk of 0.82. The power of this study to detect a relative risk of 2.0 was 38%. This study fails to show a relationship between passive smoking and croup in early childhood. (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:866-868)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)866-868
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
Volume113
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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