Meta-analysis for the association of maternal smoking during pregnancy with risk for subsequent breast cancer. The tests for homogeneity and for publication bias in the studies analyzed are as follows: Q = 16.90 (9 degrees of freedom), P = 0.06; Begg test, P = 0.59; Egger test, P = 0.31. 1Titus-Ernstoff and coworkers  classified three categories: nonparental smoking, paternal or maternal smoking only or both parents smoking during pregnancy. The odds ratios (ORs) of father smoking on breast cancer risk was almost unity (OR 1.0, 95% confidence intrval [CI] 0.9 to 1.1). Thus, in this study, the mother smoking and both parents smoking versus nonparental smoking can be considered to the maternal smoking versus no maternal smoking. 2Women aged 21 to 45 years. 3Women aged 50 to 64 years.
Park et al. Breast Cancer Research 2008 10:R8 doi:10.1186/bcr1850