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Smoking habits among Danish pregnant women from 1989 to 1996 in relation to sociodemographic and lifestyle factors.
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PMID:  9776597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to describe changes in smoking habits among Danish pregnant women during an eight-year period in relation to changes in sociodemographic and lifestyle factors. METHODS: From 1989 to 1996 all pregnant women attending routine antenatal care at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Aarhus University Hospital who completed an inclusion questionnaire were invited to participate in the present study (n=27,194). They were asked to complete two additional questionnaires during pregnancy. Apart from smoking habits. these questionnaires provided information on medical and obstetric history together with information on sociodemographic and other lifestyle variables. RESULTS: The proportion of pregnant smokers decreased from 34% (95% CI: 32%/36%) in 1989 to 21% (95% CI: 19%-22%) in 1996 (p<0.001). The mean number of cigarettes per day remained almost constant during the study period. Stratified and multivariate analyses showed that the results were not confounded by changes in sociodemographic and lifestyle factors. CONCLUSIONS: From 1989 to 1996 a significant reduction in the proportion of pregnant smokers was found. There were no specific campaigns against smoking in pregnancy during this period and the reduction was not associated with changes in sociodemographic and lifestyle factors.
K Wisborg; T B Henriksen; M Hedegaard; N J Secher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-28     Completed Date:  1998-10-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  836-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Caffeine / adverse effects
Denmark / epidemiology
Life Style*
Prenatal Care
Smoking / epidemiology*
Socioeconomic Factors
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