Stats- Short Paper 2-2 Alcohol Consumption

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The article, “Alcohol consumption among first-time mothers and the risk of preterm birth: a cohort study” is an observational study. The researchers studied the association between alcohol consumption, before and during pregnancy, and the risk of preterm birth among 46,252 first time mothers. Questionnaires were used to collect data about alcohol consumption from gestation week 15 as well as data on whether women experienced preterm birth (before gestation week 37). The variables used in this study dealt with maternal age, alcohol use three months prior to and during pregnancy. The response categories were based on maternal smoking, body mass, and anxiety scores. The background variables assessed whether mothers had social support, maternal distress, paternal alcohol use, and whether they exercised, took folate, had previous infertility treatments. These methods are appropriate because they explored the relationship between the intensity of alcohol consumption and its affect on length of pregnancy. According to the article, “As alcohol
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  • Summer '15
  • alcohol consumption, Preterm birth, Maternal Distress

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