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Quick Facts: Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs

Substance use during pregnancy, including smoking, alcohol and illicit drugs, is a risk factor for adverse birth outcomes, such as birth defects, developmental disabilities, preterm birth, low birthweight and infant mortality.

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Footnotes

  • Smoking during pregnancy: mother reported smoking during the last three months of pregnancy.

Source

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved September 17, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.