Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Disparities in Secondhand Smoke Exposure——United States, 1988–1994 and 1999–2004

July 11, 2008 / Vol. 57 / No. 27

MMWR Introduction

According to the article, "Disparities in Secondhand Smoke Exposure—United States, 1988–1994 and 1999–2004," exposure to secondhand smoke declined markedly in the U.S. population between 1988–1994 and 1999–2004. Despite an overall improvement, disparities in exposure among subpopulations widened. From 1999–2004, children (23.8%) were four times more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke at home than were adults (5.9%). In addition, a higher percentage of non-Hispanic blacks and persons from low income families were exposed to secondhand smoke than their counterparts.

CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…
Contact Us:
  • CDC/Office on Smoking and Health
    4770 Buford Highway
    MS F-79
    Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
    Contact CDC-INFO The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO