Second-hand Smoking and risk of pulmonary TB: a systematic review and a meta-analysis

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.

Dates

Start date: January 2013
End date: March 2014

Members

Internal Staff

External Collaborators

  • Raana Zahid, Social Health Inequalities Network, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Nauman Safdar, Social Health Inequalities Network, Islamabad, Pakistan 

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences