Smoking Prevalence in Pregnant Women in Southern Derbyshire, UK in 1992

  • Jennifer Mindell

Abstract

Smoking in pregnancy is the single most common cause of medical problems in pregnancy in Western countries. It increases the risk of miscarriage by 27% and of perinatal death by 33%. It contributes to intrauterine growth retardation, placental problems, and premature labour. Smoking during pregnancy also causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and reduced growth and education achievements in childhood.

Keywords

Smoke Karen 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Mindell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public HealthDerbyUK

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