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Oklahoma City-County Health Department. n.d.. Keep your baby safe from tobacco smoke. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about how to keep infants safe from tobacco smoke. The brochure discusses why tobacco is harmful, the three types of tobacco smoke (smoking, secondhand smoke, and thirdhand smoke), tips to protect infants from the effects of all types of smoke, and the benefits of keeping infants away from smoke.

Contact: Oklahoma City-County Health Department, 921 NorthEast 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, Telephone: (406) 427-8651 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Bronchitis, Consumer education materials, Costs, Infant health, Otitis media Pneumonia, Passive smoking, Prevention, SIDS, Safety, Smoking

Soni A. 2014. The five most costly children's conditions, 2011: Estimates for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized children, ages 0-17. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6 pp. (MEPS statistical brief; no. 434)

Annotation: This statistical brief presents data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey on medical expenditures associated with the five most costly conditions for children ages 0–17 in 2011. Topics include mental disorders, asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, trauma-related disorders, acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infections, and otitis media.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Acute diseases, Adolescents, Asthma, Bronchitis, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Costs, Infants, Mental disorders, Otitis media, Pediatric care, Pulmonary disorders, Respiratory diseases, Statistics, Trauma

Public Health Policy Advisory Board. 1999. Health and the American child: Part 1 — A focus on mortality among children: Risks, trends, and priorities for the twenty-first century. [Washington, DC]: Public Health Policy Advisory Board, ca. 200 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a summary of the patterns and trends of the major contributors to death in children, highlighting important risk factors, relevant interventions, available resources, and recommendations for further reducing child mortality. The report is intended for policy makers, opinion leaders, and the public. It includes chapters on the following: (1) a profile of America's children; (2) mortality patterns in 1995; (3) trends in overall mortality; (4) trends in specific causes of death; (5) actual causes of death; (6) special topics such as suicide, violence, asthma, bronchitis, and cancer; (7) economic and social factors; (8) cost-effectiveness of interventions to lower risk; and (9) resources for children's health.

Keywords: Adolescents, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cancer, Cause of death, Child death, Child health, Child mortality, Children, Economic factors, Health policy, Public health, Risk factors, Social factors, Suicide, Trends, Violence

U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health. 1964. Smoking and health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service. [Rockville, MD?]: Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, 387 pp.

Annotation: This report contains ten articles regarding studies of the relationship between smoking and health. Topics include: consumption of tobacco products in the U.S., chemical and physical characteristics of tobacco and smoke, pharmacology and toxicology of nicotine, mortality rates, cancer, bronchitis and emphysema, psychosocial aspects of smoking, and morphological constitution of smokers.

Keywords: Bronchitis, Cardiovascular diseases, Emphysema, Lung cancer, Pharmacology, Smoking, Tobacco


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