Table 3

Effects of ETS exposure on flow measures from cross sectional studies in school aged children: studies not included in meta-analysis

  • 3-150 Boys only presented in whom a reduced pulmonary function was seen if ETS exposed.

  • 3-151 ETS effect of –2.4% was for FEV1/FVC.

  • 3-152 Likely that few mothers smoked. Analyses were carried out separately by area and sex and cooking method.

  • 3-153 Abbreviations: ht = height, wt = weight, fh = family history of asthma or allergy, edu = education of parents, gas = gas cooking, bwt = birth weight