Psychosocial Factors Associated with Patterns of Smoking Surrounding Pregnancy in Fragile Families

  title={Psychosocial Factors Associated with Patterns of Smoking Surrounding Pregnancy in Fragile Families},
  author={Robin L Page and Yolanda Padilla and Erin R. Hamilton},
  booktitle={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
Although research has documented factors associated with maternal smoking, we need a more in-depth understanding of the risk factors associated with changes in smoking behaviors during the postpartum period. We investigate smoking patterns during pregnancy and 1 year postpartum as a function of relevant psychosocial factors. We use data on 3,522 postpartum mothers from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to analyze the predictors of smoking among mothers who did not smoke during… CONTINUE READING

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