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Perinatal drug use among immigrant and native-born Latinas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9044536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Perinatal drug exposures pose a significant health hazard for women and imperil normal fetal and neonatal development. Little is known about patterns of drug exposure among pregnant immigrant and native-born Latinas in the United States. We present multivariate risk factor analyses for alcohol and illicit drug use from the California Perinatal Substance Exposure Study using a statistical probability sample (N = 11,002) of Latinas who were tested anonymously using urine toxicology screening techniques. Alcohol use during pregnancy was pervasive among both immigrant and United States-born Latinas (7%) with little variation on risk factors. Illicit drug use was found primarily in a high risk group of United States-born Latinas between 25 and 34 years of age who received no prenatal care (prevalence 50%, odds ratio of 185). Increased general awareness of perinatal alcohol risk by medical providers and public health practitioners serving this population is needed. The potential isolation of United States-born Latinas who are at risk using illicit drugs during pregnancy requires effective communication and outreach.
W A Vega; B Kolody; J Hwang; A Noble; P A Porter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Substance use & misuse     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1082-6084     ISO Abbreviation:  Subst Use Misuse     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-06     Completed Date:  1997-05-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602153     Medline TA:  Subst Use Misuse     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California, Berkeley, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology
California / epidemiology
Chi-Square Distribution
Emigration and Immigration / statistics & numerical data*
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Models, Statistical
Multivariate Analysis
Odds Ratio
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Sampling Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Street Drugs
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Street Drugs

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