Atopic dermatitis is associated with active and passive cigarette smoking in adolescents

The relationship between passive smoking and atopic dermatitis has previously been reported, but few studies have simultaneously evaluated the association of atopic dermatitis with active and passive smoking. The relationships between atopic dermatitis and active and passive smoking were evaluated in Korean adolescents. We used a large, representative, population-based survey (The Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey) conducted in 2011 and 2012. Active smoking was classified into 3 groups (0 days, 1–19 days, and ≥ 20 days/month). Passive smoking was categorized into 3 groups (0 days, 1–4 days, and ≥ 5 days/week). Atopic dermatitis diagnosed by a medical doctor either...

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