A Cross Sectional Analysis of Behaviors Related to Operating Gas Stoves and Pneumonia in U.S. Children under the Age of 5

(BioMed Central Public Health) The study aimed to investigate the impact of gas stove use on the odds of pneumonia and cough in U.S. children under 5 years old. The data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was used to identify children and their parents' behavior related to gas stove use. The results showed that using gas stoves for heat without ventilation was associated with a higher risk of pneumonia and cough compared to using gas stoves only for cooking and using ventilation when operating gas stoves. The adjusted odds of pneumonia and cough were higher among children whose parents reported using gas stoves for heat without ventilation compared to those who used ventilation.

Coker, E.S., Smit, E., Harding, A.K. et al. (2015) A cross sectional analysis of behaviors related to operating gas stoves and pneumonia in U.S. children under the age of 5. BioMed Central Public Health 15, 77. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1425-y

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