Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 75-79

Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study

Authors: Nora Almohideb, Radhi Ghanem Alanazi, Abdullah Abdul Majeed Ali.

ABSTRACT

Background: The prevalence of asthma varies among different regions based on the presence of different risk factors. Second-hand smoking is one of the factors that leads to an increased prevalence, exacerbation, and poor control of asthma. Thereby, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of asthma among children and the impact of second-hand smoking among asthma patients. Methodology: This cross-sectional study included parents of children in Saudi Arabia. It was conducted during the period from July 2020 to September 2020 using an online questionnaire. Results: This study included 300 participants; of which 33.3% children were suffering from asthma. There was no significant difference between asthmatic and non-asthmatic participants regarding being exposed to daily smokers, occasional smokers, or non-smokers (p = 0.14). There was no significant difference between asthmatic and non-asthmatic patients regarding being exposed to daily smokers, occasional smokers, or nonsmoker parents (p = 0.16). There was no significant difference between asthmatic and non-asthmatic children regarding being exposed to daily smokers, occasional smokers, or non-smokers inside the car (p = 0.4). Conclusion: Second-hand smoking showed no impact on the prevalence and exacerbation of asthma.

Keywords:
Second-hand smoke, asthma, pediatrics, prevalence, exposure


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Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study


Authors
Nora Almohideb
Medical student, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Radhi Ghanem Alanazi
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Abdul Majeed Ali
King Saud Bin Abdulaziz for Health Sciences University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Nora Almohideb, Medical student, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.; noraalmohideb@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 25 Oct 2020
Accepted 21 Nov 2020
Published online 10 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Almohideb N, Alanazi RG, Ali AAM. Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 75-79. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


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Almohideb N, Alanazi RG, Ali AAM. Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=20724 [Access: February 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


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Almohideb N, Alanazi RG, Ali AAM. Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 75-79. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


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Almohideb N, Alanazi RG, Ali AAM. Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2021), [cited February 25, 2021]; 5(1): 75-79. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


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Almohideb, N., Alanazi, . R. G. & Ali, . A. A. M. (2021) Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 5 (1), 75-79. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


Turabian Style

Almohideb, Nora, Radhi Ghanem Alanazi, and Abdullah Abdul Majeed Ali. 2021. Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 75-79. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


Chicago Style

Almohideb, Nora, Radhi Ghanem Alanazi, and Abdullah Abdul Majeed Ali. "Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 75-79. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Almohideb, Nora, Radhi Ghanem Alanazi, and Abdullah Abdul Majeed Ali. "Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 75-79. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


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Almohideb, N., Alanazi, . R. G. & Ali, . A. A. M. (2021) Exposure to second-hand smoke among patients with asthma: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 75-79. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1603641814


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