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Table 3 Characteristics of air quality intervention studies

From: Type and extent of trans-disciplinary co-operation to improve food security, health and household environment in low and middle income countries: systematic review

Study (Author and publication year) Country Participants (sample size, age, setting) Study design Intervention details (I = Intervention and C = Control) Duration of intervention (months) Outcome measured
Alexander D, et al. 2013 Bolivia 31 household Intervention study (pre and post) I: Improved cook stoves with chimney (Yanalo Cookstoves) 12 Air quality, health
Burwen J and Levine DI; 2012 Ghana 768 household RCT I: Improved cook stoves with chimney (n = 402)
C: Traditional biomass stoves (usual practice) (n = 366)
2 Air quality, health, stove usages
Chengappa C, et al. 2007 India 60, household Paired, before and after study I: improved cook stoves (Sukhad) 12 Air quality
Clark LM, et al. 2009 Honduras 79 participants, mean age 43.2 years, household, CSS (pre and post) I: Improved cook stoves with chimney (n = 38)
C: Traditional cook stoves (n = 41)
3 Air quality, health
Chowdhury Z et al. 2012 China 30 household CSS (pre and post) I: Improved stoves along with biogas burners and solar heaters 2 Air quality
Commodore AA, et al. 2013 Peru 84 participants household Community-RCT (C-RCT) I: Improved cook stoves (OPTIMA) (n = 39)
C: Traditional biomass stove, NGO Stoves, self-improved stove (n = 45)
3 Air quality, health
Cynthia AA, et al. 2008 Mexico 34 households, Randomised trial I: Improved cook stoves (n = 60) 1 Air quality
Diaz E, et al. 2008 Guatemala 180 women, mean age 27.8 years, household RCT I: Improved cook stoves with chimney (Plancha) (n = 89)
C: Traditional biomass stove (usual practice) (n = 91)
26 Air quality, health
Diaz E, et al. 2007 Guatemala 504 women, 27.7 years, household RCT I: Improved cook stoves with chimney (Plancha) (n = 259)
C: Traditional biomass stove (usual practice) (n = 245)
18 Air quality, health
Dohoo C, et al. 2012 Kenya 62 women, household CSS (comparison between 2 groups) I: Biogas (n = 31)
C: Traditional biomass stove (n = 31
2 Health
Ezzati M, et al. 2000 Kenya 38 households Intervention study I: Improved cook stoves 1 Air quality
Fitzgerald C, et al. 2012 Peru 57 participants, mean age 33 years, household Intervention study (pre and post) I: Improved cook stoves (n = 26 for PM2.5 and 25 for CO) 5 Air quality
Garfi M, et al. 2012 Peru 12 households Intervention study I: Low-cost tabular biogas digester NR Food production, air quality
Harris SA, et al. 2010 Guatemala 4000, household Intervention study (pre and post) I: Improved cook stoves
C: Traditional biomass stove (usual practice)
48 Health
Hartinger SM, et al. 2012 Peru 115 households, household, Intervention study (pre and post) I: Multiple intervention; improved cook stoves, solar water disinfection and hand hygiene 5 Air quality, hygiene and sanitation, health
Jary HR, et al. 2014 Malawi 51 Women, mean age 38.1 years, households RCT I: Improved cook stoves (n = 25)
C: Traditional biomass stove (usual practice) (n = 26)
2 Air quality, health
Katwal H, Bohara AK; 2009 Nepal 461 households Intervention study I: Biogas digester NR Air quality, health, Food production
Khushk WA, et al. 2005 Pakistan 159 women, mean age 43.27 (I) and 36.18 (C) years, household CSS (comparison between 2 groups) I: Improved cook stoves (n = 45)
C: Traditional biomass stove (usual practice) (n = 114)
2 Air quality, health
Li Z, et al. 2011 Peru 57 households, participants aged 18–45 years, household Intervention study (pre and post) I : Improved cooking stove with chimney 3 weeks Air quality
McCracken JP, et al. 1998 Guatemala 11, household CSS (comparison between 2 groups) I: Improved cook stoves (n = 6)
C: Traditional biomass stove (usual practice) (n = 5)
NR Air quality
McCracken JP, et al. 2011 Guatemala 534 Households RCT I: Improved stove with Chimney (n = 49)
C: Traditional open fire stoves (n = 70)
16 Air quality, health
Mukhopadhyay R, et al. 2012 India 32 women, mean age 32 years, household CSS (pre and post) I: Improved cook stoves
C: Traditional open fire biomass stove (usual practice)
3 Air quality, acceptability and usage
Ochieng CA, et al. 2012 Kenya 104 Women, household CSS (comparison between 2 groups) I: Improved stoves without chimney (n = 49)
C: Traditional stoves (n = 45)
6 Air quality
Oluwole O, et al. 2013 Nigeria 59 participants, mothers 43 years and children 13 years, household CSS (pre and post) I: Improved stoves 12 Air quality, health
Pandey MR, et al. 1990 Nepal 20 households Intervention study I: Improved cook stoves (n = 20) 5 Air quality
Riojas-Rodriguez, et al. 2011 Mexico 47 women, mean age 28 years, household RCT I: Improved cook stoves fitted with chimney (Patsari stoves) (n = 30)
C: Traditional stoves (n = 17)
12 Air quality
Romieu I, et al. 2009 Mexico 528 women, mean age 26.3 (I) and 25.5 (C) years, household RCT I: Improved cook stoves fitted with chimney (Patsari stoves) (n = 273)
C: Traditional stoves (n = 255)
10 Health
Schilmann A, et al. 2014 Mexico 559 children <4 years, household RCT I: Improved cook stoves fitted with chimney (Patsari stoves) (n = 287)
C: Traditional stoves (n = 272)
10 Health
Singh A, et al. 2012 Nepal 47 households, all aged participants CSS (pre and post) I: Improved mud stoves 12 Air quality, health
Singh S, et al. 2014 India 75 household CSS (comparison between 2 groups) I: Improved stoves
C: Traditional stoves
2 Air quality
Smith KR, et al. 2011 Guatemala 534 households, participants aged <4 months at baseline RCT I: Improved wood stove with chimney (n = 265)
C: Open wood fires (n = 253)
14 Health
Wafula EM, et al. 2000 Kenya 400 households, women aged 15–60 years and children <5 years Intervention study (pre and post) I: Improved cook stoves (n = 200)
C: Traditional three-stone stoves (n = 200)
120 Health
Zhou Y, et al. 2014 China 996 participants, aged > 40 years, household CSS (comparison between 2 groups) I: Biogas digester and improved kitchen ventilation (n = 740)
C: Traditional biomass stove (usual practice) (n = NR)
108 Air quality, health
Zuk M, et al. 2007 Mexico 53 household CSS (pre and post) I: Improved cook stoves (Patsari stoves) 5 Air quality
  1. RCT randomised control trial, CSS cross sectional study, NR not reported