Secondhand smoke exposure at home in rural China
- Tingting YaoAffiliated withCenter for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San FranciscoHuaxi School of Public Health, Sichuan University
- , Hai-Yen SungAffiliated withInstitute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco
- , Zhengzhong MaoAffiliated withHuaxi School of Public Health, Sichuan University
- , Teh-wei HuAffiliated withCenter for International Tobacco Control, Public Health InstituteSchool of Public Health, University of California
- , Wendy MaxAffiliated withInstitute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco Email author
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This study estimated secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure at home among nonsmoking children (age 0–18) and adults (age ≥ 19) in rural China, and examined associated socio-demographic factors.
A total of 5,442 nonsmokers (including 1,456 children and 3,986 adults) living in six rural areas in China were interviewed in person. The standardized questionnaire obtained information on their demographic characteristics and SHS exposure at home. Differences in SHS exposure were assessed by use of the chi-squared test. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the associated factors.
Occurrence of SHS exposure at home among nonsmoking children and adults was 68.0 and 59.3%, respectively. Logistic regression analysis found that children living in households with married, low-education, and low-income heads of household, and those who resided in the Qinghai province of China were more likely to be exposed to SHS. Among adults, those who were female, aged 19–34, single, low-education, and low-income, and those who lived in Qinghai province were more likely to be exposed to SHS at home.
Our findings of substantial SHS exposure at home in rural China emphasize the importance of implementing interventions to reduce SHS exposure among this population.
KeywordsSecondhand smoke Rural Home China
- Secondhand smoke exposure at home in rural China
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- 1. Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, 530 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA
- 2. Huaxi School of Public Health, Sichuan University, No. 17, 3rd Section, Renmin Nanlu, Chengdu, 610041, China
- 3. Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 340, San Francisco, CA, 94118, USA
- 4. Center for International Tobacco Control, Public Health Institute, 555 12th Street, 10th Floor, Oakland, CA, 94607, USA
- 5. School of Public Health, University of California, 241 University Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA