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

  • Jennifer Mindell


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.


Pregnant Woman Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Smoking Prevalence Perinatal Death Intrauterine Growth Retardation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

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

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