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The effect of cocaine abuse on birth weight and gestational age.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Chouteau, M; Namerow, PB; Leppert, P
Published in: Obstet Gynecol
September 1988

A retrospective study of 343 women who lacked prenatal care was conducted to ascertain the effect of recent cocaine abuse on birth weight and gestational age. All pregnant women admitted in labor to a large urban teaching hospital between January 1 and December 31, 1986 who had not received prenatal care were included. The charts of these women were evaluated to obtain information about medical and obstetric complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery, and birth weight and gestational age of the infant. Information about drug use was obtained by urine toxicology at the time of admission. Results of ordinary least-squares multiple regression analyses indicated cocaine abuse to be a significant predictor of low birth weight and early gestational age. No correlation was found between cocaine abuse and abruptio placentae or maternal hypertension.

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Published In

Obstet Gynecol

ISSN

0029-7844

Publication Date

September 1988

Volume

72

Issue

3 Pt 1

Start / End Page

351 / 354

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urban Population
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Regression Analysis
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • New York City
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
 

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Chouteau, M., Namerow, P. B., & Leppert, P. (1988). The effect of cocaine abuse on birth weight and gestational age. Obstet Gynecol, 72(3 Pt 1), 351–354.
Chouteau, M., P. B. Namerow, and P. Leppert. “The effect of cocaine abuse on birth weight and gestational age.Obstet Gynecol 72, no. 3 Pt 1 (September 1988): 351–54.
Chouteau M, Namerow PB, Leppert P. The effect of cocaine abuse on birth weight and gestational age. Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Sep;72(3 Pt 1):351–4.
Chouteau, M., et al. “The effect of cocaine abuse on birth weight and gestational age.Obstet Gynecol, vol. 72, no. 3 Pt 1, Sept. 1988, pp. 351–54.
Chouteau M, Namerow PB, Leppert P. The effect of cocaine abuse on birth weight and gestational age. Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Sep;72(3 Pt 1):351–354.
Journal cover image

Published In

Obstet Gynecol

ISSN

0029-7844

Publication Date

September 1988

Volume

72

Issue

3 Pt 1

Start / End Page

351 / 354

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Urban Population
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Regression Analysis
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • New York City
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight