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Geary, Michael and Donnelly, Jennifer C and Cooley, Sharon and Walsh, Thomas and Sarkar, Rupak and Durnea, Uliana (2008) Illegal drug use, smoking and alcohol consumption in a low-risk Irish primigravid population. Journal of Perinatal Medicine , 36 , (1) , pp. 70-72.

The aim of this research was to evaluate the prevalence of illegal drug use, smoking and alcohol consumption in Irish primigravidas. 1,011 women were interviewed at their booking visit. A total of 23.5% (235) of women had used illegal drugs prior to their first pregnancy, 28.9% were ex-smokers and 27.9% were still smoking during pregnancy. A total of 53.9% admitted to drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Smokers are 2.8 times more likely to have used drugs in the past than non-smokers. Level of alcohol consumption appears to be a significant predictor of drug use.


Item Type:Article
Date:2008
Page Range:pp. 70-72
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.
Volume:36
Number:1
Keywords:AOD consumption, AOD consumption, AOD-exposed fetus, AOD-exposed fetus, Ireland, Ireland, pregnancy, pregnancy, smoking, smoking
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Accession Number:HRB 1010 (Not in collection)
Subjects:E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
T Demographic characteristics > Pregnant woman
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy > Reproductive effects of drugs and alcohol use
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)

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