Smoking behavior in pregnant Arab Americans

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dc.contributor.author Kulwicki, Anahid
dc.contributor.author Smiley, Karen
dc.contributor.author Devine, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-20T12:46:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-20T12:46:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-10-20
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0683 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6381
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To determine the smoking behavior in pregnant Arab American women who attended a Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program at a local county public health clinic and compare the incidence of smoking behaviors of pregnant Arab American women with pregnant women who were not Arab Americans. Design and Methods: Data were extracted from a computer database that contained information from health history charts of pregnant Arab and non-Arab American women. The study sample was 830 women, 823 of whom were Arab American participants enrolled in the WIC program in Michigan. Results: Approximately 6% of pregnant Arab Americans smoked during pregnancy. The prevalence of smoking behavior among pregnant Arab American women was similar to that of smoking behaviors of Hispanics and Asian Americans in the United States. Conclusion: Although smoking behavior is a serious problem among Arab American immigrants in general and in the Arab world in particular, cultural factors that support healthy behavior during pregnancy in the Arab culture seem to limit the use of tobacco in pregnant women. Nurses who care for Arab American pregnant women can use this information to better inform their care of these patients. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Smoking behavior in pregnant Arab Americans en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201606027 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 32 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 363-367 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NMC.0000298132.62655.0d en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Kulwicki, A., Smiley, K., & Devine, S. (2007). Smoking behavior in pregnant Arab Americans. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 32(6), 363-367. en_US
dc.author.email anahid.kulwicki@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://journals.lww.com/mcnjournal/Abstract/2007/11000/Smoking_Behavior_in_Pregnant_Arab_Americans.10.aspx en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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