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Household secondhand smoke exposure of elementary schoolchildren in Southern Taiwan and factors associated with their confidence in avoiding exposure: a cross-sectional study

Hsiao-Ling Huang1, Yea-Yin Yen1, Pi-Li Lin2, Chin-Hsuan Chiu1, Chih-Cheng Hsu3, Ted Chen4, Chih-Yang Hu5, Ya-Ying Lin6, Chien-Hung Lee7 and Fu-Li Chen8*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Oral Hygiene, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University. 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung City 80708, Taiwan

2 Department of Nursing, Meiho University. 23, Pingguang Rd., Neipu Town, Pintung County 91202, Taiwan

3 Division of Preventive Medicine and Health Services Research, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes. No. 35, Keyan Road, Zhunan Town, Miaoli County 350, Taiwan

4 Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

5 School of Public Health, Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

6 Department of Physical Therapy, Shu Zen College of Medicine and Management. No. 452, Huanqiu Rd., Luzhu District, Kaohsiung City 82144, Taiwan

7 Department of Public Health, College of Health Science, Kaohsiung Medical University. 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung City 80708, Taiwan

8 Department of Public Health, Fu-Jen Catholic University. 510 Jhongjheng Rd., Sinjhuang District, New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:40  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-40

Published: 17 January 2012

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