The influence of secondhand smoke exposure on birth outcomes in Jordan

Nesrin N. Abu-Baker, Linda Haddad, Christine Savage

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Abstract

This study investigates how secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure influences neonatal birth weight in Jordan, a country with high smoking prevalence. The findings revealed that as the average number of SHS exposure hours per week increased in the second trimester, the neonatal birth weight decreased while holding all covariates constant. Women who reported a higher average number of SHS exposure hours per week from work in the second trimester, home in the third trimester, and outside in the third trimester were at greater risk for having a low birth weight neonate than women who reported a lower average number of SHS exposure hours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-634
Number of pages19
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Birth outcomes
  • Environmental tobacco smoke
  • Jordan
  • Neonates weight
  • Secondhand Smoke (SHS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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