Smoking and Pregnancy

SSS health researchers Peter Gilbertson, Linda Andrews, and Kathleen McCann coauthored a poster that Peter Gilbertson presented at the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Population Health Research 2018 Summit. The poster described an analysis of the prevalence of smoking prior to and during pregnancy among the National Children’s Study (NCS) cohort, and its effect on gestational age and infant weight. Maternal cigarette smoking is a modifiable health activity, and the prospective, population-based NCS cohort offers a unique opportunity to explore it among more than 5,400 families in 43 counties across 31 states throughout the United States.

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