Volume 4 Supplement 1

3rd Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM)

Open Access

P53 - Smoking during pregnancy and asthma’s manifestation in childhood

  • Paraskevi Maggina1,
  • Foteini Dareiotaki2,
  • Theodora Syriopoulou3,
  • Eleni Fourlani4,
  • Anastasios Koukouletsos5,
  • Ioanna Argyri3,
  • Aphroditi Kourti3 and
  • Vaios Katsaros3
Clinical and Translational Allergy20144(Suppl 1):P108

DOI: 10.1186/2045-7022-4-S1-P108

Published: 28 February 2014

Introduction

Mother's smoking during pregnancy has negative consequences in fetus respiratory system's development and asthma's manifestation later in children's life as well.

Material

Recording the influence of mother's smoking during pregnancy to the frequency of asthma's manifestation in children.

Methods

The study was performed at Pediatric Emergency Room and concerns the last two years (statistical analysis was done using the statistical package IBM SPSS Statistics v 19).

Results

Presented in the following table.

Table 1

Smoking

Asthma

 

No

Yes

Total

No

210 (90.1%)

23( 9.9%)

233 (100%)

Yes

25 (67.6%)

12 (32.4%)

37 (100%)

Total

235 (87%)

35(13%0

270(100%)

Conclusions

Smoking during pregnancy is asthma's predisposing factor at all ages. Mothers who smoked during pregnancy were three times more likely to acquire children suffering from asthma than those who did not smoke.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
2nd Pediatric Unit, University of Athens
(2)
Intensive Care Unit, General Hospital of Kalamata
(3)
Pediatric Unit, General Hospital of Kalamata
(4)
Pediatric Unit, Children's Hospital
(5)
Scientific Associate, General Hospital of Kalamata

Copyright

© Maggina et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014

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