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Substance Abuse Documents

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Substance Abuse Data Documents

These publications provide information about goals and objectives, guidelines, and data about the activities that improve the health of mothers and babies in Florida.  They are in a format called Portable Document Format (PDF).  You must get the Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) from Adobe to read the files.

To download the file to your computer, right-click on the file and select "Save Target As ...". The files are large and may take a while to display or download depending on the speed of your Internet connection.

Florida's Increasing Prevalence of Smoking During Pregnancy: The Impact of Revising the Smoking Question on the Birth Certificate - [PDF, 118KB]
The purpose of this analysis was to examine to what extent the revised birth certificate and change in reporting contributed to Florida's increasing prenatal smoking prevalence and to determine if the new smoking question on Florida's revised birth certificate should be used for policy and program decision making purposes.
Florida Infant Deaths and Low Weight Births Attributable to Absence of Prenatal Care and Tobacco Use of Mother - [PDF, 23.4KB]
This paper analyzes infant death and low birth weight in relation to maternal smoking, and absence of prenatal care. The conclusion is if all women who gave birth received prenatal care and did not smoke, infant deaths would be reduced by an estimated 12.52% and low weight births would be reduced by an estimated 7.44%. This is independent of risk associated with maternal marital status, age, education and race.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & Other Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Florida Resource Guide
[PDF, 1.5 MB]
Guide developed by the Florida Department of Health, The Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Florida State University Center for Prevention; and Early Intervention.