Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table 2.6
Exposure to passive smoke and in-utero exposure to smoking in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, 1999–2002

 

 

 

Indigenous

Non-Indigenous

Location (source)

Year

Age range

No. in survey

Rate (95% CI)

No. in survey

Rate (95% CI)

Birth mother smoked tobacco during pregnancy

Western Australia (1)

2001–2002

0–17 years

n.a.

46.5% (43.9–49.0)

n.a.

n.a.

Smoked during pregnancy

South Australia (2)

Had singleton births in 1998–1999

n.a.

851

57.8% (54.5–61.1)

35,208

24.0% (23.6–24.5)

Anyone living in the house smokes (children with parent-reported asthma or recent respiratory symptoms)

Australian Capital Territory (3)

1999–2001

4–6 years

67

63.7% (52.2–75.2)

2,292

32.2% (30.3–34.1)

n.a. Not available

Sources: (1) Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey, Zubrick et al. 2004; (2) Chan et al. 2001; (3) Glasgow et al. 2003.

 

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