Home | About us | Editorial Board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Online submissionContact Us   |  Subscribe   |  Advertise   |  Login  Page layout
Wide layoutNarrow layoutFull screen layout
Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
  Users Online: 1046   Home Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-14

Domestic Fuel Combustion And Morbidity From Asthma Among Non - Smoking Women

Correspondence Address:
D Gupta

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Three hundred non-smoking women, of whom 200 had asthma, were interviewed in Chest Clinic with the help of a questionnaire regarding cooking habits and smoke in kitchen. Asthmatics were also questioned about their drug requirements, and the number of acute episodes, emergency room visits, hospitalization and days off work in the preceding one year. Use of biomass fuel was significantly more common among asthmatic women than the controls (25.%vs.4.0%). There was no significant increase in any of the indices of morbidity from asthma among patients using either king of fuel. However, patients using biomass fuels and having smoking kitchens had a higher number of emergence room visits and days off work per patients than patients using similar fuels but having relatively less smoky kitchen (P<0.05). We conclude that indoor air pollution from biomass fuel combustion does not cause increased morbidity among non-smoking women with asthma, except probably where the exposure is heavier and persistent.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded129    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal