HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Education is strongest predictor of smoking for pregnant women

CINCINNATI -- The most comprehensive national study to date of smoking before, during and after pregnancy shows that women with less education are more likely to smoke before delivery, less likely to quit during pregnancy and more likely to relapse after delivery.

The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study, published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health, demonstrates that "health disadvantages associated with low maternal education are dynamic they accrue over a time period that is rich in health care contacts," according to Robert Kahn, MD, the study's main author.

Dr. Kahn, a physician in Cincinnati Children's division of General and Community Pediatrics, likens the situation at-risk mothers face to a race, one in which women with less education start from behind and lose further ground as they progress through pregnancy and the birth of their children.

"A woman's level of education is the strongest predictor of whether she will smoke before, during and after pregnancy," says Dr. Kahn.

"It is important to appreciate that these women also face higher hurdles along the way, including poverty, depression and the powerful cues of other household smokers," he adds. "Ensuring continuous and comprehensive health services is critical for these women and for their children."

The study used data from the 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey and 1991 follow-up. This survey of more than 8,000 women was designed to identify factors related to poor pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Kahn investigated factors associated with trends in maternal smoking over the course of pregnancy and three years postpartum.

Dr. Kahn discovered that smoking rates among women with a college degree decreased 30 percent from the period before pregnancy to three years after a birth. It did not change, however, among the least educated women. Risk factors for smoking included low income, living with another sm
'"/>

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
29-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)
2. AGA launches Obesity and Nutrition Education Initiative
3. UCSD Medical Center receives NIH contract to set up National Tuberculosis Educational Curriculum
4. Educational attainment may predict drinking outcomes following alcohol treatment
5. Peanut Allergy: Major Advances in Treatment and Education
6. Educational interventions boost participation in cervical screening
7. Education may help the fight against high blood pressure
8. Cochlear Implant Increases Access To Mainstream Education
9. Low Educational Level Increases Risk For Congestive Heart Failure
10. AAPS Announces First Online Education Event
11. Education Linked To Good Health Habits, Even In Old Age

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/2/2018)... ... August 02, 2018 , ... ... image e-sharing platform to connect clinicians inside and outside the network to vital ... stroke or trauma. , AHN joins other leading hospital systems nationwide in using ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... August 02, 2018 , ... Training ... Top 20 Training Delivery Companies of 2018 . The selection recognizes TGA’s award-winning, ... training industry professionals with the game-based tools they need to be successful, and ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Primary care practices in Rochester, N.Y., are ... recommendations for victims and their doctors. , A team of researchers and advocates ... developed the software program. , “Family care practitioners are often the first place ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... August 02, 2018 , ... Tunstall Americas has launched their ... can partner with Tunstall Americas for After-hours call-handling, Overflow call-handling, and Appointment Scheduling ... expand their suite of Patient Access Solutions, and gives their existing and new ...
(Date:8/1/2018)... ... August 01, 2018 , ... August marks National Immunization ... up-to-date on all immunizations. Vaccinations protect both large and small animals against an array ... pet owners is key to sustaining a pet's health and preventing the spread of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... National Day Calendar ... named the exclusive sponsor. , “We’re honored to have been selected as this ... for CBD on a national level,” said cbdMD’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Justin ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... ... August 07, 2018 , ... Penn State ... spinal fusion alternatives, has begun training and certifying spine physicians across the United ... fourteen physicians received training at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in ...
(Date:8/3/2018)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2018 , ... Flexefits, ... for passing H.R. 6199, especially for its allowing participants in Direct Primary Care arrangements ... covered by HSAs (capped at $150 per individual and $300 per family per month.) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: