Journal article

Characteristics associated with smoking cessation during pregnancy among working class women.

M Wakefield, P Gillies, H Graham, R Madeley, M Symonds

Addiction | Published : 1993

Abstract

Although smoking prevalence among pregnant women is highest among those of lower socio-economic status, the factors associated with cessation in this high risk group are poorly documented. This paper reports on data from a survey of working class women in Nottingham and Coventry, who were interviewed 6 months after having delivered a baby. It compares the characteristics of the 32 women who quit smoking during their pregnancy and were still ex-smokers at the 6 month post-natal point, with 472 women who had continued to smoke during their pregnancy or had returned to smoking in the post-partum period. A logistic regression analysis revealed three variables that were independently associated w..

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