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dc.contributor.authorA. Wilkinson, Shelleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorD. Miller, Yvetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Bernadetteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:43:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:43:44Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-12-01T06:57:18Z
dc.identifier.issn13260200en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00380.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32536
dc.description.abstractObjective: Limited prevalence data for unhealthy pregnancy health behaviours make it difficult to prioritise primary prevention efforts for maternal and infant health. This study's objective was to establish the prevalence of cigarette smoking, sufficient fruit and vegetable intake and sufficient physical activity among women accessing antenatal clinics in a Queensland (Australia) health service district. Method: Cross-sectional self-reported smoking status, daily fruit and vegetable intake, weekly physical activity and a range of socio-demographic variables were obtained from women recruited at their initial antenatal clinic visit, over a three-month recruitment phase during 2007. Results: Analyses were based on 262 pregnant women. The study sample was broadly representative of women giving birth in the district and state, with higher representation of women with low levels of education and high income. More than one quarter of women were smoking. Few women met the guidelines for sufficient fruit (9.2%), vegetables (2.7%) or physical activity (32.8%) during pregnancy. Conclusions: There were low levels of adherence to health behaviour recommendations for pregnancy in this sample. Implications: There is a clear need to develop and evaluate effective pregnancy behaviour interventions to improve primary prevention in maternal and infant health. Brief minimal contact interventions that can be delivered through primary care to create a greater primary prevention focus for maternal and infant health would be worth exploring.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Asiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom228en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto233en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth Promotionen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICESen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111712en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111700en_US
dc.titlePrevalence of health behaviours in pregnancy at service entry in a Queensland Health Service Districten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Public Health Association of Australia. This is a preprint of an article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The definitive version is available at www.interscience.wiley.comen_US
gro.date.issued2009
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