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Original scientific paper

Risk Factors for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children

Ivan Pavić
Marija Jurković
Zrinjka Paštar

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APA 6th Edition
Pavić, I., Jurković, M. & Paštar, Z. (2012). Risk Factors for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children. Collegium antropologicum, 36 (2), 539-542. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/84848
MLA 8th Edition
Pavić, Ivan, et al. "Risk Factors for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 36, no. 2, 2012, pp. 539-542. https://hrcak.srce.hr/84848. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Pavić, Ivan, Marija Jurković and Zrinjka Paštar. "Risk Factors for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children." Collegium antropologicum 36, no. 2 (2012): 539-542. https://hrcak.srce.hr/84848
Harvard
Pavić, I., Jurković, M., and Paštar, Z. (2012). 'Risk Factors for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children', Collegium antropologicum, 36(2), pp. 539-542. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/84848 (Accessed 08 April 2020)
Vancouver
Pavić I, Jurković M, Paštar Z. Risk Factors for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2020 April 08];36(2):539-542. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/84848
IEEE
I. Pavić, M. Jurković and Z. Paštar, "Risk Factors for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Children", Collegium antropologicum, vol.36, no. 2, pp. 539-542, 2012. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/84848. [Accessed: 08 April 2020]

Abstracts
Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) are the most common cause of childhood morbidity and an important public
health problem. The aim of this study was to identify the significant risk factors for ARTI in children. The study took
place in Ivankovo which is a rural area of Eastern Slavonia and with small socio-economic differences. The study population
were 159 children who were 3–5 years old at the time of the study, and who were registrated at doctor’s office
Ivankovo. The study was conducted retrospectively through a questionnaire from January 2008 to December 2008. The
risk factors studied were the gender, breastfeeding history, any atopic manifestation in the form of atopic eczema, rhinoconjuctivitis
and/or asthma, the size of the family, parents smoking habits and main form of childcare. The number of
ARTI requiring the consultation of a doctor throughout 2007 were measured; and whether ARTI had been treated with
antibiotic or there were recommendation for symptomatic treatment only. Results of this research show that the risk factor
for consulting a doctor because of ARTI in children was passive exposure to cigarette-smoke. For receiving antibiotics
because of ARTI in children, the risk factors were passive exposure to cigarette-smoke and atopic manifestation. By giving
the available evidence, parents must be told that ceasing smoking offers a significant opportunity to reduce the risk of
ARTI in their children.

Keywords
children; acute respiratory infections; risk factors

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