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Tobacco erases 30 years of progress: preliminary analysis of the effect of tobacco smoking on Alaska Native birth weight.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature3533
Source
Alaska Med. 1996 Jan-Mar;38(1):31-3
Publication Type
Article
Author
N J Murphy
S W Butler
K M Petersen
V. Heart
C M Murphy
Author Affiliation
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage 99501, USA.
Source
Alaska Med. 1996 Jan-Mar;38(1):31-3
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alaska - epidemiology
Alcohol Drinking - adverse effects - epidemiology - prevention & control
Birth Certificates
Birth weight
Cohort Studies
Female
Fetal Growth Retardation - epidemiology - etiology - prevention & control
Humans
Indians, North American - statistics & numerical data
Infant, Newborn
Inuits - statistics & numerical data
Male
Pregnancy
Smoking - adverse effects - epidemiology - prevention & control
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the relationship between tobacco and/or alcohol use and Alaska Native birth weight. METHODS: Data on weight, tobacco smoking and alcohol use among Alaska Natives were abstracted from 1989-91 Indian Health Service natality records based on birth certificates. RESULTS: Birth certificate data were available for 9,175 live births. Single live births were analyzed for 8,994 Alaska Natives. In women with no tobacco smoking the mean birth weight of their infants was 3,571 g; 1-5 cigarettes/day 3,429 g; 6-10 cigarettes/day 3,332 g (p 10 cigarettes/day 3,260 g (p
PubMed ID
8936100 View in PubMed
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