TABLE 3

Relationship Between Household Smoking and Child Health

IllnessUnadjusted % With OutcomeaOR (95% CI)a
Residents Smoking in the HomePbResidents Smoking in the Homec
01≥21≥2
≥3 ear infections previous 12 mo4.4d6.2d10.3d.006d1.47 (0.81–2.70)2.65 (1.36–5.16)d
Chest cold previous 2 wk16.715.325.9.050.84 (0.55–1.30)1.77 (1.03–3.03)d
Current asthma10.411.99.8.781.18 (0.69–2.03)1.07 (0.61–1.88)
Asthma attack in previous 12 mo (among children with asthma)62.246.967.7.300.65 (0.31–1.37)1.70 (0.65–4.44)
Self-reported health is fair/poor1.6d5.0d3.8d.062.11 (0.93–4.79)1.95 (0.47–8.12)
Vomiting/diarrhea previous 2 wk5.56.15.7.911.05 (0.60–1.86)0.93 (0.45–1.89)
  • a Values are adjusted for parent education, income, number of children in the home, single mother, other single parent, child race/ethnicity, child age, and census region.

  • b P values reflect comparisons across all 3 smoking categories.

  • c The reference is 0 residents.

  • d P < .05.