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Main Title Indoor Environmental Determinants of Lung Function in Children.
Author Hasselblad, Victor ; Humble, Charles G. ; Graham, Morgan G. ; Anderson, Helen S. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-586;
Stock Number PB83-145268
Additional Subjects Children ; Questionnaires ; Age ; Height ; Sex ; Reprints ; Lung function tests ; Environmental factors ; Cigarette smoking ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution effects(Humans)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-145268 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Using pulmonary function and family respiratory questionnaire data for 16,689 white children 6 to 13 yr of age from 7 geographic areas, the investigators examined the effect of several environmental and other factors on performance in a standard test of breathing. As expected, FEV(0.75) was correlated most strongly with age, height, and sex. A dose-response relationship was observed with maternal smoking habits and explained 0.1% of the variance. No effect caused by the father's smoking habits was observed. A decrease (p=0.0524) in FEV among older girls was associated with the presence of gas cooking stove in the home. Although the statistical significance of the decreases was largely attributable to the size of the sample, the decreases in FEV, even though small, were thought to be biologically significant.