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Prenatal tobacco exposure and cortisol levels in infants of teen mothers.
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PMID:  20707624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIMS: prenatal tobacco exposure (PTE) is an important public health concern for the offspring of teen mothers. We examined whether PTE is associated with baseline cortisol levels in four-month-old infants of teenage mothers.
METHODS: we assessed salivary cortisol levels of 212 infants. PTE was measured by using self-reports of cigarette smoking during pregnancy. We used a propensity scores matching analysis to compare infants with PTE and those without.
RESULTS: of 212 mothers, 151 smoked during pregnancy. However, there was no association between PTE and infant cortisol levels.
CONCLUSIONS: we could not support a relation between PTE and cortisol levels in a sample of four-month-old infants of teenage mothers.
Rima Azar; Daniel Paquette; Donna E Stewart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-08-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  689-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychobiology of Stress and Health Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
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