Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Sulola Adekoya

Sulola Adekoya


  • Research Article
    Social Support and Smoking during Pregnancy
    Author(s): Saba W Masho, Elizabeth Do and Sulola AdekoyaSaba W Masho, Elizabeth Do and Sulola Adekoya

    Background: Smoking during pregnancy and a lack of social support have been identified as independent risk factors for poor birth outcomes. However, the influence of social support on smoking during pregnancy remains underinvestigated. This study examined the association between domains of social support and smoking during pregnancy. Methods: Pregnant women during their first trimester, attending three inner-city clinics were surveyed using self-administered questionnaires (N=227). Social support was measured using the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (ISEL). Three domains of social support (tangible, appraisal, and belonging) were examined. Multiple logistic regressions were conducted; Odds Ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals were calculated. Results: Per unit increase in the total composite social support sca.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000179

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