Maternal passive smoking during pregnancy and neural tube defects in offspring: a meta-analysis

@article{Wang2013MaternalPS,
  title={Maternal passive smoking during pregnancy and neural tube defects in offspring: a meta-analysis},
  author={Meng Wang and Zhi-Ping Wang and Meng Zhang and Zhong-tang Zhao},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={289},
  pages={513-521}
}
AbstractPurposeThis study aims to examine the association between maternal passive smoking during pregnancy and the occurrence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in offspring.Methods We retrieved studies published on the association between maternal passive smoking during pregnancy and the occurrence of NTDs in offspring. Meta-analysis was applied to calculate the pooled effect estimates and their 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) using data from 10 case–control studies. The publication bias was… 

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Meta‐analysis of the association of maternal smoking and passive smoking during pregnancy with neural tube defects

  • Xin MengYanxin SunWenhou DuanC. Jia
  • Medicine, Psychology
    International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 2018
It is unclear whether the incidence of neural tube defects (NTDs) is greater with maternal smoking or with passive smoking during pregnancy, but research suggests maternal smoking is associated with higher incidence of NTDs.

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