Impact of smoke-free legislation on perinatal and infant mortality: a national quasi-experimental study

J.V. Been, D.F. Mackay, C. Millett, J.P. Pell, O.C.P. van Schayck, A. Sheikh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Smoke-free legislation is associated with improved early-life outcomes; however its impact on perinatal survival is unclear. We linked individual-level data with death certificates for all registered singletons births in England (1995-2011). We used interrupted time series logistic regression analysis to study changes in key adverse perinatal events following the July 2007 national, comprehensive smoke-free legislation. We studied 52,163 stillbirths and 10,238,950 live-births. Smoke-free legislation was associated with an immediate 7.8% (95%CI 3.5-11.8; p outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number13020
JournalScientific Reports
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Cite this