Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 56, Issue 10, pp 875–876 | Cite as

Exposure to Household Air Pollution During Pregnancy and Birthweight

  • Naveen Prabhu Jayaraj
  • Akanksha RathiEmail author
  • Davendra Kumar Taneja
Research Letters


This case-control, hospital-based study aimed to study the role of household air pollution in adverse birth outcomes like low birth weight. 200 newborn babies weighing <2500 g were included in the study along with 200 matched controls. After adjusting for confounders, it was found that exposure to second hand smoke (adjusted OR 1.72, 95% CI 0.85, 3.50, P=0.13) or indoor air pollution due to cooking fuel (adjusted OR 1.63, 95% CI 0.71, 3.72, P=0.25) were not significantly associated with birth weight.


Epidemiology Low birth weight Smoking 


Funding: None; Competing interest: None stated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naveen Prabhu Jayaraj
    • 1
  • Akanksha Rathi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davendra Kumar Taneja
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineMaulana Azad Medical CollegeNew DelhiIndia

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