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Objectives: To assess the prevalence and determinants of smoking prior to and during pregnancy in Lebanon. Methods: A cross-sectional study using two structured instruments. One instrument included information on demographic characteristics, smoking patterns in the index pregnancy and previous...
Life-course analytic frameworks expressly link the determinants of health and illness across the lifespan. Such frameworks could serve as a foundation for integrating child and adult health policies by emphasizing the potential that social and biologic processes early in life can find clinical...
Objective: To examine the relationship between interpregnancy interval and low birth weight (LBW), using the retrospective cohort design. Methods: We used the maternally linked Michigan livebirth data documented between 1989 and 2000 to evaluate LBW in relation to interpregnancy (i.e.,...
Objectives: To determine the influence of a state's legal environment and a hospital's Prenatal Substance Exposure (PSE) protocol on physicians' propensity to respond when prenatal substance exposure is suspected. Methods: Using a sample of 1367 physicians from every state and the District of...
Objectives: The goals of this longitudinal study were to evaluate 1) the prevalence and stability of high depressive symptom levels during the first 18 months postpartum in a sample of otherwise healthy Black mothers varying in socio-economic status and 2) the relation of socio-demographic...
Objectives: To identify factors associated with awareness of emergency contraception (EC), prior use of EC, and intent to use EC in the future among women at the time of pregnancy testing. Methods: A convenience sample of women presenting for pregnancy testing and being found to be pregnant in...
The history of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) in the United States provides some important lessons for us today. Emerging from the child labor abolition and progressive reform movements of the late 1800s, the basis of MCH in the United States can be traced to fundamental concerns regarding how...
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