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Association of infant alimentary and respiratory illness with parental smoking and other environmental factors.
  1. S A Ogston,
  2. C D Florey,
  3. C H Walker
  1. Department of Community Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee.


    The incidences of alimentary and respiratory illnesses were observed during the first year of life in 1565 infants born in Tayside during 1980. Significant correlations (p less than 0.05) were found between each of these outcomes and parental smoking, maternal age, social class, method of infant feeding, and heating fuels. Multiple logistic regression indicated a significant independent effect of parental smoking was related separately to alimentary and to respiratory outcomes, the relative risks being of similar strength.

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