n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Smoking in pregnancy - what does my patient know?
|Article Title||Smoking in pregnancy - what does my patient know?|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Author||J.E. Viljoen and H.J. Odendaal|
|Publication Date||Sep 2005|
|Pages||56 - 57|
|Keyword(s)||Harmful effects, Patient knowledge, Pregnancy, Smoking and Smoking cessation intervention|
Extracted from text ... SAJOG 56 September 2005, Vol. 11, No. 3 A recent study by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Perinatal Mortality Research Unit at Tygerberg Hospital found that 39% of pregnant women smoked cigarettes.1 Smoking in pregnancy is clearly recognised in the literature as an important, dose-related, preventable risk factor for poor perinatal outcome.2 A previous MRC finding that 47% of South African coloured women smoke during pregnancy3 stands in sharp contrast to the prevalence in developed countries, for example 15.8% in the USA.4 In a developing country, where poverty in itself increases perinatal mortality and morbidity, this increase in cigarette smoking ..
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