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Circumstances of tobacco smoking by pregnant women.
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PMID:  16145973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the paper was to determine the frequency and intensity of tobacco smoking by pregnant women as well as to find out the relationship between tobacco smoking during pregnancy and socioeconomic variables (education, marital status, professional career, smoking partner, number of children) as well as health variables (severe ailments during pregnancy period, taking medicines, using medical care). The research was carried out at the department of gynecology and obstetrics of the Specialist Hospital in Jasło as well as at the Women's Outpatient Clinic of the Public Independent Health Service Institution in Skołyszyn (Podkarpackie Voivodship). The research was conducted by means of the questionnaire distributed from July to September 2002 among 100 pregnant women. The results of the analysis indicate that 18% of the women under survey smoked cigarettes during pregnancy, including 6% daily smokers and 12% occasional smokers. 18% of women quitted smoking when they found out that they were pregnant, and 18% of them limited smoking. Exposure to passive smoking at their family home was declared by more than a half of the pregnant women, while 14% of the surveyed women mentioned passive exposure to smoke at their workplace. The socioeconomic variables that most clearly showed positive correlation with active smoking by pregnant women were: smoking tobacco by a husband or steady partner, smoking tobacco in the presence of a pregnant woman in her workplace and at home, as well as taking advantage of a family doctor's advice. Smoking tobacco during pregnancy was also enhanced by: the lower level of education, extramarital pregnancy, permanent residence in a town or a city, poor living conditions, not working professionally during pregnancy, having two or more children, abnormal course of pregnancy, suffering from such ailments as: weepiness, problems with relaxation, lack of appetite and taking no medicines during pregnancy.
Dorota Zołnierczuk-Kieliszek; Ewa Chemperek; Matylda Koza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska. Sectio D: Medicina     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0066-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-08     Completed Date:  2005-10-11     Revised Date:  2009-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414101     Medline TA:  Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Interfaculty Chair and Department of Public Health, Skubiszewski Medical University, Lublin.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Family Practice
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy / statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects,  epidemiology*
Smoking Cessation / statistics & numerical data
Socioeconomic Factors*
Statistics as Topic
Tobacco Smoke Pollution / statistics & numerical data
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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