Tong VT, Jones JR, Dietz PM, D'Angelo JM. 2009. Trends in smoking before, during, and after pregnancy -- Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Systems (PRAMS), United States, 31 sites, 2000-2005. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 58(SS04):1-29,
Annotation: This report provides data on trends in smoking before, during, and after pregnancy and describes characteristics of female smokers in the United States during the period from 2000-2005. The data comes from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) -- the surveillance project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments that collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Data from 31 different state PRAM sites -- all of which met the Healthy People 2010 objective of increasing the percentage of pregnant smokers who stop smoking during pregnancy to 30% -- were included in the report. Included are guidelines for states and health care providers to help reduce smoking before, during, and after pregnancy through sustained and comprehensive tobacco control efforts and smoking cessation interventions. Figures illustrate the prevalence of smoking in various states across the country, including breakdowns by maternal race/ethnicity, year, and maternal age. The figures also show how many women relapsed after delivery. Separate tables display state-specific characteristics of the PRAMS survey samples.
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