15/01/2015

Report Reveals Percentage Of Mothers-To-Be Who Continue To Smoke

A new report has revealed that up to 13% of mothers-to-be continue to smoke throughout their pregnancy.

The report, Growing Up in Ireland, National Longitudinal Study of Children, found stress, poverty and poor education to be key factors in expectant mothers who continued to smoke.

It also reveals that women who drink throughout their pregnancies tended to have higher levels of education and income.

The full report can be read here (PDF).

(MH/JP)

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