Secondhand smoke exposure is independently associated with stroke among non-smoking adults in West Africa

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Abstract

Background: Stroke is a leading cause of disability and mortality worldwide, but little is known about the contribution of secondhand smoke exposure (SHSE) to stroke epidemiology among indigenous Africans. Objective: To evaluate the association of SHSE with stroke among indigenous Africans. Methods: We analyzed the relationship of SHSE with stroke among 2990 case-control pairs of adults who had never smoked (identified in the SIREN study) using conditional logistic regression at a two-sided P < 0.05. Results: Multivariable-adjusted odds ratio and 95% confidence interval; 1.25 (1.04, 1.50; P = 0.02) revealed SHSE was positively associated with stroke independent of stroke subtypes. Conclusion: Culturally relevant primary prevention strategies targeted at SHSE might be promising in preventing stroke among Africans.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120489
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume443
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Haemorrhagic stroke
  • Ischaemic stroke
  • SIREN
  • Secondhand smoking
  • Stroke

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