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Patterns of smoking during pregnancy in Canterbury.

  title={Patterns of smoking during pregnancy in Canterbury.},
  author={R. P. K. Ford and Chris J. Wild and M. Glen and Garry. Price and C. Harold Wilson},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={106 965},
AIMS To examine the prevalence and patterns of smoking in pregnancy with the object of improving smokefree programmes in the region. METHODS A postal questionnaire on smoking in pregnancy was sent to all 1916 mothers giving singleton births in the Canterbury region over a five month period. There was a 71.7% response rate, however, smokers were significantly under represented. Data from nonresponders was obtained from obstetric records. RESULTS Of the total sample, 30% smoked during their… CONTINUE READING