Births to Mothers in HUSKY A: Smoking During Pregnancy, 2002

Back • Publication Date: September 13th, 2005

Authors: Mary Alice Lee, PhD

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This research report finds that 17 percent of mothers in HUSKY A smoked during pregnancy compared with just 4 percent of other mothers who gave birth in 2002. The rate difference was greatest for White non-Hispanic mothers. The low birthweight rate for mothers in HUSKY A who smoked was about 50 percent higher than the rate for non-smoking HUSKY A mothers.