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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 241980     Find in a Library
Title: Alcohol Use and Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Among American Indians/Alaska Natives
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Author(s): Toni Terling Watt
  Journal: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:July - September 2012  Pages:262 to 275
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 14
  Annotation: This research reveals that American Indian/Alaska Native pregnant women exhibit high rates of alcohol use and smoking.
Abstract: Previous research states that American Indian/Alaska Native pregnant women exhibit high rates of alcohol use and smoking. The current study uses the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (2005–2009) to update and expand on this literature. Results reveal lower rates of alcohol use and, with compositional controls, lower rates of smoking for American Indian/Alaska Native pregnant women compared with pregnant women of other racial/ethnic groups. These findings support social–structural explanations of substance use among American Indian/Alaska Native pregnant women and refute commonly offered cultural arguments that alcohol use and smoking reflect something that is “uniquely Indian.” Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Pregnant women
Index Term(s): American Indians ; Alcohol abuse ; Tobacco use ; Alaska ; Ethnicity ; Race
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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