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DOI 10.1016/j.envres.2011.06.011
Title (Primary) Passive smoking and behavioural problems in children: Results from the LISAplus prospective birth cohort study
Author Tiesler, C.M.T.; Chen, C.-M.; Sausenthaler, S.; Herbarth, O.; Lehmann, I.; Schaaf, B.; Krämer, U.; von Berg, A.; von Kries, R.; Wichmann, H.-E.; Heinrich, J.
Source Titel Environmental Research
Year 2011
Department IMMU; STUDIEN
Volume 111
Issue 8
Page From 1173
Page To 1179
Language englisch
Keywords Adolescent health; previous termBehaviouralnext termprevious termproblemsnext term; Cohort study; Environmental tobacco smoke exposure; Strengths and difficulties questionnaire

OBJECTIVE:To analyse the association between pre- and postnatal exposure to tobacco smoke and child behavioural problems and to further investigate the influence of trimester-specific exposure to maternal smoking and the impact of paternal smoking at home on the same outcome.

METHODS:Data of 3097 German children recruited at birth for a population-based, prospective study were used. Detailed information on children's tobacco smoke exposure was collected by self-administered questionnaires at each follow-up. Behavioural outcomes were measured by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire applied at 10-year follow-up.

RESULTS:Children exposed to environmental tobacco smoke at home showed increased risks of hyperactivity/inattention problems. Only smoking during the entire pregnancy increased the risk for conduct and hyperactivity/inattention problems (proportional odds ratio (pOR)=1.58, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.06-2.37 and pOR=1.67, CI=1.03-2.72). Pre- and postnatal exposure to paternal smoking was associated with hyperactivity/inattention problems in children of non-smoking mothers (pOR=1.97, CI=1.06-3.65). Effect estimates were adjusted for study centre, sex, parental educational level, mother's age at birth, having a single parent and time spent in front of a screen.

CONCLUSIONS:Not only maternal smoking during pregnancy but also paternal smoking at home should be considered as a risk for hyperactivity/inattention problems in children.

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Tiesler, C.M.T., Chen, C.-M., Sausenthaler, S., Herbarth, O., Lehmann, I., Schaaf, B., Krämer, U., von Berg, A., von Kries, R., Wichmann, H.-E., Heinrich, J. (2011):
Passive smoking and behavioural problems in children: Results from the LISAplus prospective birth cohort study
Environ. Res. 111 (8), 1173 - 1179 10.1016/j.envres.2011.06.011