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S Niemelä, A Sourander, HM Surcel, S Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki, IW McKeague, K Cheslack-Postava and AS Brown
Abstract
Cigarette smoking during pregnancy is a major public health problem leading to adverse health outcomes and neurodevelopmental abnormalities among offspring. Its prevalence in the United States and Europe is 12%-25%. This study examined the relationship between prenatal nicotine exposure (cotinine level) in archived maternal sera and schizophrenia in offspring from a national birth cohort.
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Childbirth, Epidemiology, United States, Tobacco smoking, Smoking, Cigarette, Tobacco, Nicotine
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