Women who spontaneously quit smoking in early pregnancy

Panjari, M., Bell, R. J., Astbury, J., Bishop, S. M., Dalais, F. and Rice, G. E. (1997) Women who spontaneously quit smoking in early pregnancy. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 37 3: 271-278. doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.1997.tb02407.x

Author Panjari, M.
Bell, R. J.
Astbury, J.
Bishop, S. M.
Dalais, F.
Rice, G. E.
Title Women who spontaneously quit smoking in early pregnancy
Journal name Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8666
Publication date 1997-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-828X.1997.tb02407.x
Volume 37
Issue 3
Start page 271
End page 278
Total pages 12
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Spontaneous quitters are prepregnancy smokers who quit by the time of their first antenatal visit. We recruited 192 self-declared spontaneous quitters and 407 smokers at their first visit to the antenatal clinic at the Royal Women's Hospital during April, 1994-May, 1995. Spontaneous quitters made up 23% of prepregnancy smokers. Information about self-declared quitters and smokers was collected by self-completed questionnaires. Urine samples collected at the first visit and in late pregnancy were assayed for cotinine to validate smoking status. A cut-off urinary concentration of ≤ 653 nmol/L cotinine was used to determine active smoking. At the first visit, 20% of the self-declared spontaneous quitters were smoking and by late pregnancy, regardless of their initial biochemically verified status, 27% were smoking. Spontaneous quitters were different from women who said they were still smoking at their first antenatal visit, in a range of demographic variables and measures of addictive behaviour.
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