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          VOLUME 41 / ISSUE 3

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3 - Effect of smoking in pregnancy on various maternal and fetal complications

İnci Davas, Ahmet Varolan, Ali Yazgan, Özge Yılmaz, Çağan Yardım, Atıf Akyol, Başak Baksu

Objective: This study was performed to characterize the effect of smoking on pregnancy complications.

Study Design: 1000 pregnant women were grouped into 4 categories : (Nonsmokers, 1+-5 cigarettes per day, 6+-10 cigarettes per day and more than 10 cigarettes per day) and they were retrospectively analyzed.

Results: The mean age of the study was 28+-3.4.The odds ra¬tio for preeclampsia was 0.64 and for preterm labour was 1.2.

Conclusion: Smoking increases the incidence of preterm labour and intrauterine growth restriction but by a dose related manner it decreases the incidence of preeclampsia.

Keywords: Smoking, pregnancy, preeclampsia.

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