Maternal smoking during pregnancy and risk of criminal behavior among adult male offspring in the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort.

@article{Rsnen1999MaternalSD,
  title={Maternal smoking during pregnancy and risk of criminal behavior among adult male offspring in the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort.},
  author={P{\"a}ivi R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Helin Hakko and Matti Isohanni and Sheilagh Hodgins and Marjo Riitta J{\"a}rvelin and Jari Tiihonen},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={156 6},
  pages={857-62}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with greater risk for criminal behavior of the offspring in adulthood. METHOD An unselected, general population cohort composed of 11,017 subjects (5,636 men, 5,381 women) was followed up prospectively from the sixth month of pregnancy to age 28 years. Interviews with the mother during the pregnancy, health records, and an assessment of the offspring at age 1 year provided… CONTINUE READING

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