Risk of ARI among Non-exclusively Breastfed Under-Five Passive Smoker Children: A Hospital-Based Cross-sectional Study of Nepal.
Pushpa Thapa, Achyut Raj Pandey, Raja Ram Dhungana, Bihungum Bista, Barsha Thapa, Shiva Raj Mishra
Frontiers in Public Health | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: As Nepal witnesses high burden of both acute respiratory infection (ARI) and passive smoking among under-five children, studies on effect modification of exclusive breastfeeding on passive smoking and ARI carry huge significance. With Nepal holding no evidence in this regard, findings would be useful to promote a cost-effective intervention: exclusive breastfeeding. This study was therefore conceived as an effort to bring to light the modifying effect that exclusive breastfeeding may have on the association between household passive smoking and ARI among under-five children. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-eight parents of under-five children from Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathm..View full abstract