Association of maternal smoking during pregnancy with infant hospitalization and mortality due to infectious diseases.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


The Pediatric infectious disease journal, Volume 32, Issue 1, p.e1-7 (2013)


Basic Sciences Division, February 2013


Maternal smoking is associated with infant respiratory infections and with increased risk of low birth weight infants and preterm birth. This study assesses the association of maternal smoking during pregnancy with both respiratory and nonrespiratory infectious disease (ID) morbidity and mortality in infants.