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Children exposed to environmental smoking have a higher antibiotic consumption.

Nilsson Wimar, Percy LU ; Köhler, Marie ; Östergren, Per-Olof LU and Khan, Farhad LU (2007) In Vaccine 25(13). p.2533-2535
Abstract
In order to investigate what factors influence antibiotic prescribing, a questionnaire answered by 8700 parents to 4-year-old children in Malmö between 1999 and 2004 was analyzed. 51.3% of the 4-year-old children had been treated with antibiotics. Exposure to environmental smoking, attending day care centers, employment of parents and parents born in Sweden was found to be statistically significant risk factor for antibiotic prescribing.



The association between environmental smoking and antibiotic treatment found in this study could be used in information campaigns which might not only lead to a decreased antibiotic prescribing among the children, but also future positive health effects for their parents.
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Environmental smoking, Antibiotics, Children
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Vaccine
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25
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13
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2533 - 2535
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Elsevier
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  • wos:000245783800028
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1873-2518
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10.1016/j.vaccine.2006.09.031
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English
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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Pediatrics/Urology/Gynecology/Endocrinology (013240400), Division of Social Medicine and Global Health (013241820), Preventive Paediatrics (013243030)
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  abstract     = {In order to investigate what factors influence antibiotic prescribing, a questionnaire answered by 8700 parents to 4-year-old children in Malmö between 1999 and 2004 was analyzed. 51.3% of the 4-year-old children had been treated with antibiotics. Exposure to environmental smoking, attending day care centers, employment of parents and parents born in Sweden was found to be statistically significant risk factor for antibiotic prescribing.<br/><br>
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The association between environmental smoking and antibiotic treatment found in this study could be used in information campaigns which might not only lead to a decreased antibiotic prescribing among the children, but also future positive health effects for their parents.},
  author       = {Nilsson Wimar, Percy and Köhler, Marie and Östergren, Per-Olof and Khan, Farhad},
  issn         = {1873-2518},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {13},
  pages        = {2533--2535},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Vaccine},
  title        = {Children exposed to environmental smoking have a higher antibiotic consumption.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2006.09.031},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.vaccine.2006.09.031},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2007},
}