Predictors of prenatal smoking among US women veterans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study investigated prevalence and factors associated with prenatal smoking among US women veterans using cross-sectional data from a cohort study of veterans from recent wars utilizing Veterans Health Administration primary care (N = 6190). Among the participants, 747 (12.0%) were current smokers and 1039 (16.8%) were former smokers. Multivariable logistic regression indicated that White race, substance use disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder were associated with increased likelihood of smoking during pregnancy. Conversely, being married and officer rank were associated with decreased likelihood of prenatal smoking. Findings suggest a need for empirical testing of interventions to address perinatal smoking, substance use, and mental health.

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Cited Authors

  • Coleman, JN; DeRycke, EC; Bastian, LA; Calhoun, PS; Beckham, JC; Kroll-Desrosiers, AR; Haskell, SG; Mattocks, K; Brandt, CA; Wilson, SM

Published Date

  • November 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 2648 - 2655

PubMed ID

  • 32255376

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-7277

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1359105320913100


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England