Cotinine validation of self-reported smoking during pregnancy in the Swedish Medical Birth Register.

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Self-reported data on smoking during pregnancy from the Medical Birth Register of Sweden (MBR) are widely used. However, underreporting of such behaviour may occur, leading to biases. It is of importance to validate the smoking data in the MBR. The main objective was to investigate the agreement between self-reported smoking data from the MBR and cotinine levels in maternal serum among women from the general population in the region of Skåne, Sweden. We also estimated the transfer of cotinine from mother to fetus.


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  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Original languageEnglish
JournalNicotine & Tobacco Research
Early online date2015 Apr 20
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

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