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Table 3 Prevalence of adverse health effects in children related to SHS* exposure

From: Change in exposure of children to second-hand smoke with impact on children’s health and change in parental smoking habits after smoking ban in Bavaria – a multiple cross-sectional study

Survey
(year of survey)
S1
(2004)
S6
(2012)
S7
(2014)
S8
(2016)
Total 6350 5052 4732 4767
Characteristic N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Child ever diagnosed with asthma by a doctor?
 Never 5114 (97.5) 4478 (97.2) 4111 (97.0) 4223 (98.6)
 Yes 134 (2.6) 130 (2.8) 129 (3.0) 59 (1.38)
 Missing 1102 444 492 485
Child ever diagnosed with neurodermatitis by a doctor?
 Never 5348 (87.6) 4381 (88.9) 3684 (88.1) 3885 (90.4)
 Yes 760 (12.4) 549 (11.1) 499 (11.9) 411 (9.6)
 Missing 242 122 549 471
Child ever diagnosed with bronchitis by a doctor?
 Never 3802 (67.4) 3215 (68.8) 3070 (72.1) 3218 (74.1)
 Yes 1843 (32.7) 1459 (31.2) 1190 (27.9) 1125 (25.9)
 Missing 705 378 472 424
Child had wheezing episodes in last 12 months?
 < 4 episodes 6085 (98.4) 4850 (98.5) 4495 (98.7) 4555 (99.2)
 > = 4 episodes 97 (1.6) 72 (1.5) 61 (1.3) 35 (0.76)
 Missing 168 130 176 177