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Alcohol, Cigarette, and Cannabis Use Between 2002 and 2016 in Pregnant Women From a Nationally Representative Sample

Agrawal, A.; Rogers, C.E.; Lessov-Schlaggar, C.N.; Carter, E.B.; Lenze, S.N.; Grucza, R.A.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000575132.55478.41
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(JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(1):95–96)

In the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, the prevalence of cannabis use in pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years rose from 2.37% in 2002 to 3.85% in 2014. Corresponding rates of alcohol use (eg, 11.2% from 2001 to 2005 vs. 10.2% from 2011 to 2013) and cigarette smoking (eg, 13.3% in 2002 vs 12.3% in 2010) during pregnancy have declined. The purpose of this study was to provide more detailed characterization of patterns of substance use during pregnancy.

Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, MO

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