2018-03-15Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.25646/5556
Smoking during pregnancy. Results of the cross-sectional KiGGS Wave 2 study and trends
Maternal smoking during pregnancy poses a significant risk to the development of unborn children. Data from KiGGS Wave 2 shows that 10.9% of mothers of 0 to 6 year-old children smoked during pregnancy. Mothers who were under 25 when giving birth smoked about two to three times more often than older mothers. Furthermore, there is a distinct social gradient in maternal smoking: a higher socioeconomic status is associated with a lower proportion of children with a mother who smoked during pregnancy. A comparison with data from the KiGGS baseline study shows that the proportion of mothers who smoked during pregnancy fell from to 19.9% to 10.9% between the two study periods. Thus, the KiGGS results are in line with those from the perinatal survey, which also found that the proportion of pregnant women who smoke has declined significantly since the mid-1990s.
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