Journal article

Maternal smoking during pregnancy: Trends and determinants in the conception to community study.

Chigozie Ezegbe, Amanda L Neil, Costan G Magnussen, Katherine Chappell, Fiona Judd, Fiona Wagg, Seana Gall

Birth | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Despite earlier declines, maternal smoking during pregnancy continues to be a public health problem. We examined trends and factors associated with maternal smoking during and between pregnancy over six years. METHODS: Participants were 27 532 pregnant women in Tasmanian public hospitals whose smoking status was gathered by midwives during perinatal care between July 2008 and June 2014. Generalized linear modeling was used to examine the trends in prevalence of maternal smoking over time and factors associated with change in smoking status both within and between pregnancies. RESULTS: Smoking during pregnancy decreased from 25.9% in 2008 to 16.4% in 2014 (57.9% decline). Multivar..

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