DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2014.05.003
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Péter Balázs, Andrea Fogarasi-Grenczer, Ildiko Rákóczi, Kristie L. Foley

Abstract: Lower socioeconomic status is correlated with higher tobacco use worldwide. Using a retrospective cohort design, we conducted in-person surveysamong womenliving in Hungary's underdeveloped regions to evaluate their smoking habits before, during, and after pregnancy. Forty-one percent (n = 6,351) of respondents with known smoking statusand ethnicity (n = 15,592) smoked prior to pregnancy, 26.5% were self-identified Roma and 73.5%were non-Roma. During pregnancy, two third (65.8%) continued to smoke, although si…

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