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Perinatal Substance Abuse within Central North Carolina: A Suburban-Rural Perspective

Citation

Cobb, Pamela; Hartmann, Katherine E.; Thorp, John M., Jr.; Renz, Connie; Stanford, Deborah; & Rounds, Kathleen (1997). Perinatal Substance Abuse within Central North Carolina: A Suburban-Rural Perspective. North Carolina Medical Journal, 58(1), 36-38.

Abstract

The use of intoxicating substances during pregnancy is a major cause of preventable perinatal morbidity and mortality. Urine toxicology screening studies show that 5%-20% of pregnant women use illicit drugs, but most of the studies have been conducted in large urban areas with populations composed of minority, indigent women. Since substance abuse is not confined to urban areas, we designed a study to look at the magnitude and duration of perinatal substance abuse problems (and important comorbid conditions) in a suburban-rural North Carolina population.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1997

Journal Title

North Carolina Medical Journal

Author(s)

Cobb, Pamela
Hartmann, Katherine E.
Thorp, John M., Jr.
Renz, Connie
Stanford, Deborah
Rounds, Kathleen