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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(10), 1132; doi:10.3390/ijerph14101132

Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Hyperactivity Behavior in Chinese Young Children

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School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
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Australia China Centre for Public Health, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
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School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
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Maternal and Child Health Care Center of Longhua New District, Shenzhen 518131, China
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Received: 13 July 2017 / Revised: 12 September 2017 / Accepted: 21 September 2017 / Published: 27 September 2017
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Abstract

This study aimed to examine the association between prenatal environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure and hyperactivity behaviors in young children. A cross-sectional study was undertaken among 21,243 participants from all of the kindergartens in Longhua District of Shenzhen, China. Multivariate logistic regression models and hierarchical linear models were employed to assess the associations. After adjusting for potential confounders of gender, preterm birth, birth asphyxiation, etc., prenatal ETS exposure was significantly associated with an increased risk of hyperactivity behaviors in young children (OR (95% CI) = 1.51 (1.28–1.77); β (95% CI) = 0.017 (0.013–0.020)). Along with increases in children’s prenatal ETS exposure dose (measured by daily ETS exposure duration, daily cigarette consumption by household members, and overall score of prenatal ETS exposure), the children were also increasingly more likely to exhibit hyperactivity behaviors. Furthermore, children whose mothers had prenatal ETS exposure in any one or more of the pregnancy trimesters were more likely to exhibit hyperactivity behaviors as compared with those born to non-exposure mothers (all p < 0.05). Overall, prenatal ETS exposure could be associated with a detrimental impact on offspring’s hyperactivity behaviors, and public health efforts are needed to reduce prenatal ETS exposure. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental tobacco smoke; prenatal; hyperactivity behavior; children environmental tobacco smoke; prenatal; hyperactivity behavior; children
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Lin, Q.; Hou, X.-Y.; Yin, X.-N.; Wen, G.-M.; Sun, D.; Xian, D.-X.; Fan, L.; Jiang, H.; Jing, J.; Jin, Y.; Wu, C.-A.; Chen, W.-Q. Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Hyperactivity Behavior in Chinese Young Children. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1132.

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