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Smoking and pregnancy

2017

Chamberlain C, O'Mara-Eves A, Porter J, Coleman T, Perlen SM, Thomas J, McKenzie JE (2017)

Psychosocial interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; 2017(2): CD001055

Retrieved 14 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001055.pub5

Gould GS, Patten C, Glover M, Kira A, Jayasinghe H (2017)

Smoking in pregnancy among Indigenous women in high-income countries: a narrative review.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 19(5): 506-517

2016

Ashman AM, Collins CE, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Rollo ME, Clausen D, Blackwell CC, Pringle KG, Attia J, Smith R, Lumbers ER, Rae KM (2016)

A cohort of Indigenous Australian women and their children through pregnancy and beyond: the Gomeroi gaaynggal study.

Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; FirstView(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S204017441600009X): 1-12

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Children's headline indicators [interactive data portal].

Retrieved 2016 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/chi/

Boucher J, Konkle ATM (2016)

Understanding inequalities of maternal smoking - bridging the gap with adapted intervention strategies.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 13(3): 1-16

Diouf I, Gubhaju L, Chamberlain C, Mcnamara B, Joshy G, Oats J, Stanley F, Eades S (2016)

Trends in maternal and newborn health characteristics and obstetric interventions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in Western Australia from 1986 to 2009.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 56(3): 245–251

Gould GS, Bittoun R, Clarke M (2016)

Guidance for culturally competent approaches to smoking cessation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 18(1): 104-105

Gould GS, Cadet-James Y, Clough AR (2016)

Getting over the shock: taking action on Indigenous maternal smoking.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 22(4): 276-282

Hakeem R, Dennis A, Ogden K, Ahuja KD, Hakeem MA (2016)

Obstetric and perinatal morbidity in Northern Tasmanian Aboriginal population: a retrospective cohort study.

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research; 10(5): QC06 - QC09

Joubert BR, Felix JF, Yousefi P, Bakulski KM, Just AC, Breton C, Reese SE, Markunas CA, Richmond RC, Xu C-J, Küpers LK, Oh SS, Hoyo C, Gruzieva O, Söderhäll C, Salas LA, Baïz N, Zhang H, Lepeule J, Ruiz C, Ligthart S, Wang T, Taylor JA, Duijts L, Sharp GC, Jankipersadsing SA, Nilsen RM, Vaez A, Fallin MD, Hu D, Litonjua AA, Fuemmeler BF, Huen K, Kere J, Kull I, Munthe-Kaas MC, Gehring U, Bustamante M, Saurel-Coubizolles MJ, Quraishi BM, Ren J, Tost J, Gonzalez JR, Peters MJ, Håberg SE, Xu Z, van Meurs JB, Gaunt TR, Kerkhof M, Corpeleijn E, Feinberg AP, Eng C, Baccarelli AA, Neelon SEB, Bradman A, Merid SK, Bergström A, Herceg Z, Hernandez-Vargas H, Brunekreef B, Pinart M, Heude B, Ewart S, Yao J, Lemonnier N, Franco OH, Wu MC, Hofman A, McArdle W, Van der Vlies P, Falahi F, Gillman MW, Barcellos LF, Kumar A, Wickman M, Guerra S, Charles M-A, Holloway J, Auffray C, Tiemeier HW, Smith GD, Postma D, Hivert M-F, Eskenazi B, Vrijheid M, Arshad H, Antó JM, Dehghan A, Karmaus W, Annesi-Maesano I, Sunyer J, Ghantous A, Pershagen G, Holland N, Murphy SK, DeMeo DL, Burchard EG, Ladd-Acosta C, Snieder H, Nystad W, Koppelman GH, Relton CL, Jaddoe VWV, Wilcox A, Melén E, London SJ (2016)

DNA methylation in newborns and maternal smoking in pregnancy: genome-wide consortium meta-analysis.

American Journal of Human Genetics; Online Now(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2016.02.019): 1-65

Mittiga C, Ettridge K, Martin K, Tucker G, Dubyna R, Catcheside B, Scheil W, Maksimovic L (2016)

Sociodemographic correlates of smoking in pregnancy and antenatal-care attendance in Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in South Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 22(5): 452-460

2015

Gould GS, Watt K, McEwen A, Cadet-James Y, Clough AR (2015)

Predictors of intentions to quit smoking in Aboriginal tobacco smokers of reproductive age in regional New South Wales (NSW), Australia: quantitative and qualitative findings of a cross-sectional survey.

BMJ Open; 5(3): e007020

Retrieved 13 March 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007020

Humphrey MD, Bonello MR, Chughtai A, Macaldowie A, Harris K, Chambers GM (2015)

Maternal deaths in Australia 2008-2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Hutchinson M (2015)

Western Australia's mothers and babies, 2012: 30th annual report of the Western Australian Midwifes' Notification System.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Passey M, Sanson-Fisher RW (2015)

Provision of antenatal smoking cessation support: a survey with pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 17(6): 746-749

Passmore E, McGuire R, Correll P, Bentley J (2015)

Demographic factors associated with smoking cessation during pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia, 2000-2011.

BMC Public Health; 15: 398

Retrieved 18 April 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1725-2

Pringle KG, Rae K, Weatherall L, Hall S, Burns C, Smith R, Lumbers ER, Blackwell CC (2015)

Effects of maternal inflammation and exposure to cigarette smoke on birth weight and delivery of preterm babies in a cohort of Indigenous Australian women.

Frontiers in Immunology; 6: 89

Retrieved 10 March 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2015.00089

van der Sterren A, Fowlie C (2015)

Reducing smoking in the ACT among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children.

Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association

This report aims to support anyone who is seeking to reduce tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Some of the suggested actions will also be relevant to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community more generally, to pregnant women generally, and indeed to the broader tobacco control context.

The report aims to:

  • scope the current health and social care pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant and/or who have young children, and identify the current points at which smoking cessation advice and treatment and quit maintenance support is given to this group
  • identify points at which appropriate smoking cessation advice and treatment and quit maintenance support could be given, and suggest ways in which this could be delivered and achieved
  • review the published and unpublished literature to identify best practices in smoking cessation among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and to identify and describe existing activities and programs that may inform initiatives in the ACT
  • suggest initiatives to increase the provision of and access to smoking cessation advice and quit maintenance support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children.

Abstract adapted from Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

van Roo S, Johnston T, Petersen L, Cornes S (2015)

Identification of Indigenous status for measurement of perinatal risk factors and outcomes: insights gained through use of both mother and baby status.

Brisbane: Health Statistics Branch, Queensland Health

Wilkins A (2015)

Preventing Aboriginal Maternal Smoking Western Australia: baseline evaluation survey results.

Perth, WA: Preventing Aboriginal Maternal Smoking Western Australia

2014

COAG Reform Council (2014)

Indigenous reform 2012-13: five years of performance.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

The National Indigenous reform agreement signed in 2009 set out six outcome based reform targets to address Indigenous disadvantage and 'close the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This publication reports on the six Closing the gap targets which include:

  • closing the life expectancy within a generation (by 2031)
  • halving the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade (by 2018)
  • ensuring all Indigenous four year olds in remote communities have access to early childhood education within five years (by 2013)
  • halving the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade (by 2018)
  • halving the gap for Indigenous people aged 20-24 in year 12 or equivalent attainment rates (by 2020)
  • halving the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a decade (by 2018).

Data for this report comes from surveys and administrative collections. The report considers if Indigenous outcomes have improved over the five years since 2008, the areas of concern and recommendations.

Abstract adapted from COAG Reform Council

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2014)

The state of Western Australia's children and young people - edition two.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

Gould GS, Bittoun R, Clarke MJ (2014)

A pragmatic guide for smoking cessation counselling and the initiation of nicotine replacement therapy for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.

Journal of Smoking Cessation; first view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jsc.2014.3):

This paper provides a pragmatic approach to addressing the complexities of smoking in pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and informs clinicians about the initiation of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in pregnancy. It provides information on how to raise the issue of smoking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and also addresses some of the educational needs of health professionals to help them become more adept at tackling smoking in disadvantaged and marginalised groups.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Health Performance Council (2014)

State of our health Aboriginal population compendium: data volume.

Adelaide: Health Performance Council

Hodyl NA, Grzeskowiak LE, Stark MJ, Scheil W, Clifton VL (2014)

The impact of Aboriginal status, cigarette smoking and smoking cessation on perinatal outcomes in South Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 201(5): 274-278

Hoekzema L, Buning AW, Bonevsk B, Wolke L, Wong S, Drinkwater P, Stewart K, George J (2014)

Smoking rates and smoking cessation preferences of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of two large Australian maternity hospitals.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(1): 53-58

Hutchinson M, Joyce A (2014)

Western Australia’s mothers and babies, 2011: twenty-ninth annual report of the Western Australian midwives’ notification system.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

Ibiebele I, Coory M, Boyle F, Humphrey M, Vlack S, Flenady V (2014)

Stillbirth rates among indigenous and non-indigenous women in Queensland, Australia: is the gap closing?.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.13047):

Lewis LN, Skinner SR (2014)

Adolescent pregnancy in Australia.

In: Cherry AL, Dillon ME, eds. International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy. : Springer US: 191-203

This chapter from the International handbook of adolescent pregnancy provides information on adolescent pregnancy specific to Australia, including data for Indigenous young women. It considers the health, social and economic impact of adolescent pregnancy. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • characteristics of Australian adolescents who give birth
  • disadvantage as a result of low socioeconomic status
  • family characteristics
  • contraception
  • birth outcomes for adolescent women and their infants
  • recommendations for further research.

The authors acknowledge the importance of providing Indigenous young women with culturally appropriate and accessible contraceptive services to reduce the impact of the social inequities faced as a result of adolescent pregnancies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Maher CM, Spurling GK, Askew DA (2014)

Health and well-being of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women at their first antenatal visit: a cross-sectional study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(1): 88–90

Mendelsohn C, Gould GS, Oncken C (2014)

Management of smoking in pregnant women.

Australian Family Physician; 43(1): 46-51

National Health Performance Authority (2014)

Healthy communities: child and maternal health in 2009-2012.

Sydney: National Health Performance Authority

Passey M (2014)

Understanding smoking by pregnant Aboriginal women.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Newcastle: Newcastle, NSW

Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, D’Este CA, Stirling JM (2014)

Tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use during pregnancy: clustering of risks.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 134(1): 44–50

Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, Stirling JM (2014)

Supporting pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to quit smoking: views of antenatal care providers and pregnant Indigenous women.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 18(10): 2293-2299

Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (2014)

Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2014.

Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service

Pregnancy, quitting smoking and nicotine replacement products (2014)

Quit Victoria

This fact sheet provides information on smoking tobacco while pregnant and quitting smoking.

Information includes:

  • helping pregnant women to quit
  • quitting medications
  • nicotine replacement products
  • cutting down.

This resource is not Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Walker JR (2014)

Pregnancy, prison and perinatal outcomes in New South Wales, Australia: a retrospective cohort study using linked health data.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 14: 214

Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-214

2013

Australian Council on Smoking and Health (2013)

'Mary G' campaign.

: Australian Council on Smoking and Health

These six radio podcasts were performed by 'Mary G' and provide information of the dangers of smoking whilst pregnant for Aboriginal women. The series also addresses the dangers of second hand smoke and the associated risks for other people, particularly young children, when around people who smoke tobacco.

The radio podcasts were sent to 162 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander radio stations across Australia and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services with supporting information.

Abstract adapted from Australian Council on Smoking and Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:

  • timing of first antenatal visit
  • average birthweight
  • low and high birthweight babies
  • risk factors identified during pregnancy
  • immunisation rates
  • conduct of adult health checks
  • chronic disease management plans, GP management plans and team care arrangements
  • glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) blood tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with coronary heart disease (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)

It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.

About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.

The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National core maternity indicators: interactive data portal.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2013

NSW Aboriginal Health Fact Sheet 2013 (2013)

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence

Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Panaretto K (2013)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 23-24

Gould GS, Munn J, Avuric S, Hoff S, Cadet-James Y, McEwen A, Clough AR (2013)

“Nobody smokes in the house if there's a new baby in it”: Aboriginal perspectives on tobacco smoking in pregnancy and in the household in regional NSW Australia.

Women and Birth; 26(4): 246–253

Gould GS, Munn J, Watters T, McEwen A, Clough AR (2013)

Knowledge and views about maternal tobacco smoking and barriers for cessation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: a systematic review and meta-ethnography.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 15(5): 863-874

Hefler M, Thomas D (2013)

The use of incentives to stop smoking in pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute

Kildea S, Stapleton H, Murphy R, Kosiak M, Gibbons K (2013)

The maternal and neonatal outcomes for an urban Indigenous population compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts and a trend analysis over four triennia.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 13: 167

Retrieved 30 August 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-13-167

National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National core maternity indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Passey ME, Bryant J, Hall AE, Sanson-Fisher RW (2013)

How will we close the gap in smoking rates for pregnant Indigenous women?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(1): 39-41

Getting the best start – protecting our children and pregnant women from second hand smoke (2013)

Quitline Aboriginal Liaison Team

This brochure provides information about protecting children and pregnant women from second hand smoke. Information includes:

  • why second hand smoke is harmful to pregnant women and children
  • things you can do about second hand smoke
  • help and support options.

The brochure uses culturally appropriate illustrations and language for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Robertson J, Conigrave K, Ivers R, Hindmarsh E, Clough A (2013)

Addressing high rates of smoking in remote Aboriginal communities : new evidence for GPs.

Australian Family Physician; 42(7): 492-496

2012

Asthma Foundation of WA (2012)

Newborn asthma and parental smoking project evaluation.

Perth, WA: Asthma Foundation of WA

Medicines to help you stop smoking (2012)

Australian Government Department of Health

This booklet provides information about quitting smoking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including:

  • the health impacts of smoking
  • the impacts of smoking during pregnancy
  • what is tobacco addiction
  • nicotine replacement therapy
  • other medicines to help stop smoking.

The booklet was produced by the Australian Government Department of Health, and is a companion resource to Medicines to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people stop smoking: a guide for health workers.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

A picture of Australia's children 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence (2012)

New South Wales mothers and babies 2010.

Sydney: NSW Health

Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D’Este C, Gilligan C, Stewart J (2012)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(1): 42-46

Gould GS, McEwen A (2012)

An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: a randomised controlled trial [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 23

Homer CSE, Foureur MJ, Allendeb T, Pekin F, Caplice S, Catling-Paull C (2012)

‘It's more than just having a baby' women's experiences of a maternity service for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Midwifery; 28(4): E449–E455

Joyce A, Hutchinson M (2012)

Western Australia's mothers and babies, 2010: twenty-eighth annual report of the Western Australian Midwives' Notification System.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Li M, McDermott R, D'Onise K, Leonard D (2012)

Folate status and health behaviours in two Australian Indigenous populations in north Queensland.

Public Health Nutrition; 15(10): 1959-1965

Odongo JB (2012)

Reducing tobacco-related harm in the Alice Springs region.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 23-24

Passey M, D'Este CA, Stirling JM, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Factors associated with antenatal smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in two jurisdictions.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(5): 608–616

Passey ME, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Public Health; 12: 165

Retrieved 7 March 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-165.pdf

Robertson F (2012)

An exploration of the effect of a tobacco-related harm reduction strategy on parents in the hard-to-reach population.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

Steenkamp M, Rumbold A, Barclay L, Kildea S (2012)

A population-based investigation into inequalities amongst Indigenous mothers and newborns by place of residence in the Northern Territory, Australia.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 12: 44

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2393-12-44.pdf

The Lancet (2012)

Mental health and disadvantage in Indigenous Australians [editorial].

The Lancet; 380(9858): 1968

Thomson N, Burns J, McLoughlin N (2012)

The impact of health on the education of Indigenous children.

In: Beresford Q, Partington G, Gower G, eds. Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education: fully revised edition. Revised ed. Perth, WA: UWA Publishing: 202-234

The revised edition of Reform and resistance in Aboriginal education reflects on the challenges and achievements that have occurred for both teachers and students in this significant area of education since the book's original release in 2003. The chapter, The impact of health on the education of Indigenous children, reviews the specific health issues currently affecting Indigenous children, and how these issues impact on their education. The chapter provides a summary of key indicators of Indigenous health status.

Prevalent issues and indicators discussed include:

  • infant mortality and birthweight status
  • nutrition
  • substance use
  • anaemia
  • ear disease and hearing loss
  • infectious diseases
  • eye conditions
  • oral health
  • injuries
  • social and emotional wellbeing.

Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (2012)

Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn–toura – Healthy family air: reducing smoking amongst pregnant Aboriginal women in Victoria: an holistic approach: final report.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

2011

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Comino E, Knight J, Webster V, Jackson Pulver L, Jalaludin B, Harris E, Craig P, McDermott D, Henry R, Harris M (2011)

Risk and protective factors for pregnancy outcomes for urban Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers and infants: the Gudaga cohort.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(3): 569-578

Gould GS, McEwen A, Munn J (2011)

Jumping the hurdles for smoking cessation in pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia.

Journal of Smoking Cessation; 6(1): 33-36

Hughes D (2011)

Give smokes the flick – a qualitative evaluation of two quit smoking resources for Aboriginal pregnant women.

Lismore, NSW: Clinical Education and Training Institute Rural Directorate

The Give smokes the flick, it really makes cents (GSTF) resource was developed for workers with pregnant Aboriginal clients.

This evaluation aimed to determine if workers and clients found this resource effective and culturally appropriate. It also aimed to determine the impact the resource had on smoking behaviours of pregnant Aboriginal women and their families and the Aboriginal workers connected to them.

The evaluation found that GSTF is an effective smoking cessation strategy for Aboriginal people. By clearly linking quitting tobacco use to financial savings, it appears to resonate within the context of disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal people and motivate smokers to reduce or quit smoking. GSTF was considered culturally appropriate, however the study identified major skills gaps amongst workers providing cessation services to Aboriginal clients.

Abstract adapted from Clinical Education and Training Institute Rural Directorate

Johnston V, Thomas DP, McDonnell J, Andrews RM (2011)

Maternal smoking and smoking in the household during pregnancy and postpartum: findings from an Indigenous cohort in the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 556-559

Li Z, McNally L, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2011)

Australia's mothers and babies 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Mohsin M, Bauman AE, Forero R (2011)

Socioeconomic correlates and trends in smoking in pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 65(8): 727-732

Passey ME, Gale JT, Sanson-Fisher RW (2011)

"Its almost expected": rural Australian Aboriginal women's reflections on smoking initiation and maintenance: a qualitative study.

BMC Women's Health; 11: 55

Retrieved 9 December 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6874-11-55.pdf

Peadon E, Payne J, Henley N, D'Antoine H, Bartu A, O'Leary C, Bower C, Elliott EJ (2011)

Attitudes and behaviour predict women's intention to drink alcohol during pregnancy: the challenge for health professionals.

BMC Public Health; 11: 584

Retrieved 22 July 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-584

Thrift AP, Nancarrow H, Bauman AE (2011)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal women in New South Wales is linked to social gradient.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 337-342

University of Queensland (2011)

Effects of chewing wild tobacco during pregnancy: study.

Retrieved 15 August 2011 from http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=23592

Wenitong M, David B (2011)

Providers, protectors, warriors.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 44-46

2010

Fredericks B, Finlay SM, Andy S, Briggs L, Briggs L, Adams K (2010)

Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura - Healthy Family Air: a literature review.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(6): 12-13

Gwalwa-Gai Newsletter (2010)

Smoking rates up among pregnant Victorian Aboriginal women.

Gwalwa-Gai Newsletter; 22(May 2010): 12

Okoli CTC, Greaves L, Bottorff JL, Marcellus LM (2010)

Health care providers' engagement in smoking cessation with pregnant smokers.

Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing; 39(1): 64-77

Passey M, Gale J, Stirling J, Sanson-Fisher R (2010)

Caring for pregnant Aboriginal women: provider views on managing tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use.

Paper presented at the 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference. 30 June - 2 July 2010, Darwin

Thomas DP, Glover M (2010)

Smoking and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Māori children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 516-520

van der Sterren A, Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura - Healthy Family Air Project Team 2010 (2010)

Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura – healthy family air: a literature review to inform the VACCHO Smoking amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women research project.

Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

This literature review informs the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation's (VACCHOs) research project 'Goreen Narrkwarren Ngrn-toura - Healthy Family Air' (Reducing Smoking amongst Pregnant Aboriginal Women in Victoria: An Holistic Approach) funded by the Victorian Department of Health. The review includes information on: what is known about why Indigenous women smoke before, during and after pregnancy, and why they might quit; and the types of activities and programs that could reduce smoking among pregnant Indigenous women. Recommendations for tobacco control activities with pregnant Indigenous women included: training of Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) to enable them to deliver individual clinic-based control activities; program and policy development in organisations that work in with existing services, that support smoking cessation programs, and that support AHWs who smoke to quit; and community development activities that promote the unacceptability of smoking in Indigenous communities, that are holistic, that support pregnant women to quit, and that address social disadvantage.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2009

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (2009)

Victorian Government Indigenous affairs report 2008-09.

Melbourne: Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development

Coleman K, Tew K, Zhang X (2009)

Smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 13(2): 8-10

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher R, Eades S, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D'Este C (2009)

Assessing the accuracy of self-reported smoking status and impact of passive smoke exposure among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women using cotinine biochemical validation.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 29(1): 35-40

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, D’Este C, Eades S, Wenitong M (2009)

Knowledge and attitudes regarding smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 557-561

McDermott R, Campbell S, Li M, McCulloch B (2009)

The health and nutrition of young Indigenous women in north Queensland – intergenerational implications of poor food quality, obesity, diabetes, tobacco smoking and alcohol use.

Public Health Nutrition; 12(11): 2143-2149

Panaretto KS, Mitchell MR, Anderson L, Gilligan C, Buettner P, Larkins SL, Eades S (2009)

Tobacco use and measuring nicotine dependence among urban Indigenous pregnant women.

Medical Journal of Australia; 191(10): 554-557

Passey M, Gale J, Holt B, Leatherday C, Roberts C, Kay D, Rogers L, Paden V (2009)

Stop smoking in its tracks: understanding smoking by rural Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Spillman T (2009)

Yaka Narali: East Arhnem Region update.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 8-9

Walters BNJ (2009)

Effect of smoking among Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers on preterm birth and full-term low birthweight [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(7): 400

2008

Chan DL, Sullivan EA (2008)

Teenage smoking in pregnancy and birthweight: a population study 2001-2004.

Medical Journal of Australia; 188(7): 392-396

Coyne KL, De Costa CM, Heazlewood RJ, Newman HC (2008)

Pregnancy characteristics of women giving birth to children with fetal alcohol syndrome in Far North Queensland.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(3): 240-247

Flenady V, Macphail J, New K, Devenish-Meares P, Smith J (2008)

Implementation of a clinical practice guideline for smoking cessation in a public antenatal care setting.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(6): 552-558

Gilligan C (2008)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: an examination of smoking during pregnancy.

Research Doctorate - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Newcastle: Newcastle

Wills R-A, Coory M (2008)

A preliminary look at the rates of cigarette smoking among mothers giving birth in Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Wills R-A, Coory MD (2008)

Effect of smoking among Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers on preterm birth and full-term low birthweight.

Medical Journal of Australia; 189(9): 490-494

Wood L, France K, Hunt K, Eades S, Slack-Smith L (2008)

Indigenous women and smoking during pregnancy: knowledge, cultural contexts and barriers to cessation.

Social Science & Medicine; 66(11): 2378-2389

2007

Li SQ, Guthridge S, d'Espaignet ET, Paterson B (2007)

From infancy to young adulthood: health status in the Northern Territory 2006.

Darwin: Department of Health and Community Services (NT)

2006

Laws P, Grayson N, Sullivan EA (2006)

Smoking and pregnancy.

Sydney: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Perinatal Statistics Unit

This report was commissioned by the National Advisory Group on Smoking and Pregnancy as part of an overall strategy to reduce smoking in pregnancy. The objective of the report is to: provide baseline data on the characteristics of mothers who smoke in pregnancy; and describe the perinatal outcomes of their babies. This information will be used to inform a national program aimed at helping women, particularly Indigenous women, stop smoking during and after pregnancy.

The report documents that 52.2% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers reported smoking during pregnancy, compared with 15.8% of non-Indigenous mothers. It also reports that smoking during pregnancy: increases the risk of premature birth by 60%; is known to lower birth weights; increases the risk of the baby having high blood pressure; and contributes to increased rates of respiratory diseases, asthma and ear infections in infancy and childhood.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Panaretto K, Lee H, Mitchell M, Larkins S, Manessis V, Buettner P, Watson D (2006)

Risk factors for preterm, low birth weight and small gestational age birth in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Townsville.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 30(2): 163-170

2005

Lusumbami P, Rae K, May J (2005)

Smoking in pregnant Indigenous and ethnic women and smoking cessation interventions: a literature review.

Paper presented at the 2005 GP & PHC Research Conference: getting research right for policy and practice. 26-28 July, Adelaide Convention Centre

Passey M, Gale J, Stirling J, Sanson-Fisher R (2005)

Tobacco, cannabis and alcohol: changes in pregnancy among Aboriginal women in NSW.

Paper presented at the 2005 GP & PHC Research Conference: getting research right for policy and practice. 26-28 July, Adelaide Convention Centre

2004

Gilchrist D, Woods B, Binns CW, Scott JA, Gracey M, Smith H (2004)

Aboriginal mothers, breastfeeding and smoking.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 28(3): 225-228


This study examined the smoking practices of a group of Aboriginal mothers during their pregnancy and for the period in the subsequent year that they breastfed their infants. Rates of smoking among the mothers, whose babies were delivered in Perth hospitals, were identified using interviews and questionnaires. It was found that although previous studies have indicated smoking as a factor connected with lower rates of breastfeeding, this was not the case for Aboriginal mothers and there was no difference in the percentage of smokers and non-smokers who initiated breastfeeding. The prevalence of smoking among the Aboriginal mothers was considerably greater than in an earlier survey of non-Aboriginal mothers in Perth. It was noted that high rates of smoking among Aboriginal mothers are likely to contribute to higher rates of low birth weight and other early childhood health problems in this population group. Smoking termination programs were recommended, particularly before and during pregnancy and during lactation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

 
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