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Term: Substance Use by Mother During Pregnancy

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-06-17


This is a dichotomous measure of whether a mother used any substances (e.g., alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking) during her pregnancy. This measure was derived from hospital abstracts and physician visits data (see the Substance Abuse concept for a list of ICD codes used to identify subtance abuse), and from self-reported maternal substance abuse information collected on the BabyFirst or Families First newborn screening form.

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