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Children and Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Errata Notice

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Children and Secondhand Smoke Exposure. Excerpts from The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2007.

Page i (Foreword), 4th sentence, 4th paragraph

On page i (Foreword), the fourth sentence of the fourth paragraph should read: "Almost one in four children aged 3 to 11 years lives in a household with at least one smoker, compared to only about one in sixteen nonsmoking adults."

Page iv (Preface), 2nd sentence, last paragraph

On page iv (Preface), the second sentence of the last paragraph should read: "Of the more than 94 million U.S. nonsmokers who are still exposed, 36 million are children aged 3 to 19 years."

Page 15, last sentence, 1st paragraph

On page 15, the last sentence of the first paragraph in the left column should read: "Overall, based upon serum coti¬nine measures, approximately 22 million children aged 3 through 11 years, 14 million nonsmoking youth aged 12 through 19 years, and 60 million nonsmoking adults aged 20 or more years in the United States were exposed to secondhand smoke in 2000 (Table 4.2)."

Page 21, last two sentences, 1st paragraph

On page 21, the last two sentences of the first paragraph in the right column should read: "Table 4.2 notes estimates for 2000; approximately 94 million children and nonsmoking adults were exposed to secondhand smoke. This estimated total includes almost 22 million children aged 3 through 11 years, and 14 million nonsmoking youth aged 12 through 19 years."

Page 15, Table 4.2

On page 15, Table 4.2 should read as follows


Table 4.2 Serum cotinine levels among nonsmokers aged 3 years and older, NHANES* 1999–2002
Age GroupMedian cotinine
level (SE†)
(95% CI‡)
% with levels
≥0.05 ng/mL§
(SE)(95% CI)
% with at least 1
smoker in the home (SE)
(95% CI)
Total population
(2000)
Estimated number of nonsmokers (in millions) with serum cotinine levels ≥0.05 ng/mL
≥3 years<LODΔ
(<LOD–0.04)
46.3 (2.0)
(42.5–50.2)
11.0 (0.5)
(10.1–11.9)
270,005,23094.5
3–19 years0.08 (0.01)
(0.05–0.10)
57.3 (2.8)
(51.9–62.7)
22.6 (1.4)
(19.9–25.3)
69,056,58935.9
3–11 years0.09 (0.02)
(0.06–0.12)
59.6 (2.9)
(53.9–65.3)
24.9 (1.8)
(21.4–28.4)
36,697,77621.8
12–19 years0.06 (0.01)
(0.04–0.09)
54.6 (3.2)
(48.3–60.8)
19.7 (1.3)
(17.1–22.3)
32,358,81314.4
≥20 years<LOD
(<LOD–<LOD)
42.1 (1.9)
(38.3–45.8)
6.4 (0.3)
(5.7–7.1)
200,948,64159.9
20–39 years0.04 (0.01)
(<LOD–0.05)
48.5 (2.9)
(42.7–54.2)
6.7 (0.8)
(5.2–8.3)
81,562,38925.4
40–59 years<LOD
(<LOD–<LOD)
40.6 (2.3)
(36.1–45.2)
7.2 (0.9)
(5.5–8.8)
73,589,05221.0
≥60 years<LOD
(<LOD–<LOD)
35.7 (1.7)
(32.2–39.1)
5.0 (0.6)
(3.9–6.1)
45,797,20013.7

* NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

† SE = Standard error.

‡ CI = Confidence interval.

§ ng/mL = Nanograms per milliliter.

Δ LOD = Limit of detection (0.05 ng/mL).

Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census 2005; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, unpublished data.

 

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