Reinterpreting the effects of maternal smoking on infant birthweight and perinatal mortality : a multivariate approach to birthweight standardization.
Infants of women who smoke during pregnancy have lower birthweights and have been observed to have higher rates of perinatal mortality than infants of non-smokers.
It is not clear whether this increased risk of mortality is due to an excess of small births among smokers, or to an independent effect of smoking.
Although infants of smokers have overall higher mortality rates than non-smokers, low birthweight (<2500 g) infants of smokers have lower mortality rates than low birthweight infants of non-smokers.
However, comparison of birthweight-specific mortality between two groups is problematic when there are differences in the birthweight distributions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Gestation, Mortalité, Mère, Toxicité, Epidémiologie, Poids naissance faible, Nourrisson, Homme, Analyse multivariable, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Pregnancy, Mortality, Mother, Toxicity, Epidemiology, Low birth weight, Infant, Human, Multivariate analysis, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B03E. Création : 199406.