Correlates of Smoking Before, During, and After Pregnancy
Authors: Martin, Laurie T.; McNamara, Michelle; Milot, Alyssa; Bloch, Margot; Hair, Elizabeth C.; Halle, Tamara
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 32, Number 3, May 2008 , pp. 272-282(11)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives : To use recent, national data to examine correlates of smoking before, during, and after pregnancy; quitting smoking during pregnancy; and relapsing by 24 months postpartum.
Methods : Multivariate logistic regression models used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort and accounted for relevant socio-demographic, clinical, and contextual covariates.
Results : Although socio-demographic characteristics including education, income, race/ethnicity, and marital status were associated with smoking at all time points, contextual factors including alcohol consumption, breast-feeding, and living with other smokers were also strongly associated with smoking, quitting, and relapsing.
Conclusions : Results of this study may facilitate the creation of more targeted interventions focusing on women at highest risk for smoking during this critical period.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 Research Associate, Child Trends, Washington, DC.
Publication date: May 1, 2008
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