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Article: Cross-Sectional and Prospective Associations Between Passive Smoking and Respiratory Symptoms at the Workplace

TitleCross-Sectional and Prospective Associations Between Passive Smoking and Respiratory Symptoms at the Workplace
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Issue Date2007
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/annepidem
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Annals Of Epidemiology, 2007, v. 17 n. 2, p. 126-131 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate the cross-sectional and prospective relation between workplace secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and respiratory symptoms. Methods: Cross-sectional data for workplace SHS exposure and respiratory symptoms were collected by using random digit dialing from 7336 never-smoking Hong Kong workers 15 years or older in 1997 to 1998. In the 2000 to 2001 follow-up, 2213 workers who remained never smoking, had the same SHS exposure status, worked at the same job for at least 2 years, and were not exposed to SHS at home at follow-up were included for prospective analysis. Results: Cross-sectionally, SHS was associated significantly with frequent colds, cough and phlegm, throat problems, and the presence of any respiratory symptoms with adjusted odds ratios of 1.89 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.66-2.15), 1.65 (95% CI, 1.35-2.02), 1.88 (95% CI, 1.63-2.15), and 1.96 (95% CI, 1.75-2.20) at baseline, each having significant linear associations with duration of exposure. SHS was not associated with rhinitis. Prospectively, consistent SHS exposure increased the risk for cough and phlegm and any respiratory symptoms by 48% (12% to 97%) and 54% (13% to 109%), respectively. Conclusions: This first non-Western population-based prospective study shows that workplace SHS exposure is associated significantly with frequent respiratory symptoms, both cross-sectionally and prospectively, thus providing strong evidence that the association is causal. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86873
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dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, SFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:22:22Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:22:22Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAnnals Of Epidemiology, 2007, v. 17 n. 2, p. 126-131en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1047-2797en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86873-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate the cross-sectional and prospective relation between workplace secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and respiratory symptoms. Methods: Cross-sectional data for workplace SHS exposure and respiratory symptoms were collected by using random digit dialing from 7336 never-smoking Hong Kong workers 15 years or older in 1997 to 1998. In the 2000 to 2001 follow-up, 2213 workers who remained never smoking, had the same SHS exposure status, worked at the same job for at least 2 years, and were not exposed to SHS at home at follow-up were included for prospective analysis. Results: Cross-sectionally, SHS was associated significantly with frequent colds, cough and phlegm, throat problems, and the presence of any respiratory symptoms with adjusted odds ratios of 1.89 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.66-2.15), 1.65 (95% CI, 1.35-2.02), 1.88 (95% CI, 1.63-2.15), and 1.96 (95% CI, 1.75-2.20) at baseline, each having significant linear associations with duration of exposure. SHS was not associated with rhinitis. Prospectively, consistent SHS exposure increased the risk for cough and phlegm and any respiratory symptoms by 48% (12% to 97%) and 54% (13% to 109%), respectively. Conclusions: This first non-Western population-based prospective study shows that workplace SHS exposure is associated significantly with frequent respiratory symptoms, both cross-sectionally and prospectively, thus providing strong evidence that the association is causal. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/annepidemen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of Epidemiologyen_HK
dc.rightsAnnals of Epidemiology. Copyright © Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposureen_HK
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Diseases - epidemiology - physiopathologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshTobacco Smoke Pollutionen_HK
dc.subject.meshWorkplaceen_HK
dc.titleCross-Sectional and Prospective Associations Between Passive Smoking and Respiratory Symptoms at the Workplaceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailHo, SY:syho@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.annepidem.2006.06.010en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17027296-
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