The exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in households has been implicated as a risk factor for acquiring tuberculosis (TB) and worsening of its treatment outcomes. The systematic review and meta-analysis will assess the association between SHS in households and; (i) the risk of acquiring TB infection and disease in non-smoking people of all age groups; and (ii) on disease outcomes among non-smoking TB patients. Although tuberculosis and exposure to second-hand smoke exposure is common in several countries, this review is likely to be relevant to those where both TB and tobacco use is endemic.
|Start date:||January 2013|
|End date:||March 2014|