A Ten-Year Case-Control Study of Passive Smoke Exposure as a Risk Factor for Pertussis in Children.

The authors conducted a matched case-control study of laboratory-confirmed pertussis cases, occurring from 1/1/1996 to 12/31/2005, in children up to 12 years of age who were members of a large managed care organization. Sixty-five laboratoryconfirmed cases of pertussis were identified. Using multivariable conditional logistic regression analysis, the authors did not detect a statistically significant association between pertussis and household passive exposure to cigarette smoking.

Authors:Schmidt MA1, Kurosky SK2, Mullooly JP3, Chun C4, Weinmann S5.
Journal:Perm J. 2015