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Determination of a saliva cotinine cut-off to distinguish pregnant smokers from pregnant non-smokers

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  • Hanne K Hegaard
  • Hanne Kjaergaard
  • Lars F Møller
  • Carsten Henrik Wachmann
  • Bent Ottesen
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Objective validation of smoking status is necessary. Earlier studies have used saliva cotinine concentrations between 14.2 and 30 ng/ml as cut-off values to distinguish pregnant smokers from non-smokers. However, these cut-offs derive from studies including men and non-pregnant women. This constitutes a problem, as recent studies have reported an accelerated metabolism in pregnant smokers. The aim of this study was to determine the optimum cut-off cotinine level distinguishing pregnant smokers from pregnant non-smokers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume86
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)401-6
Number of pages6
ISSN0001-6349
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Research areas

  • Adult, Case-Control Studies, Chromatography, Gas, Cotinine, Female, Humans, Indicators and Reagents, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Prenatal Care, Primary Prevention, Questionnaires, ROC Curve, Reference Standards, Reference Values, Reproducibility of Results, Saliva, Self Disclosure, Sensitivity and Specificity, Smoking

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