Factors associated with the use of alcohol and drugs by pregnant women

Priscilla Nunes Porto, Silier Andrade Cardoso Borges, Anne Jacob de Souza Araújo, Jeane Freitas de Oliveira, Mariza Silva Almeida, Mayara Novais Pereira


Objective: to verify the association between sociodemographic conditions and the involvement of pregnant women with drugs. Methods: a cross-sectional study was carried out with 268 pregnant women in a public maternity hospital, through an interview. For the bivariate analysis Fisher’s Exact Test and odds ratio with 95% confidence interval were used. Results:statistically significant associations were observed between the use of psychoactive substances by pregnant women and schooling (p=0.017), race (p=0.020) and housing condition (p=0.014). Conclusion: it was evidenced that different factors contribute to the occurrence of vulnerability to health among pregnant women, mainly resulting from the integration of individual and social aspects.


Drug Users; Pregnant Women; Social Vulnerability.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15253/rev%20rene.v19i0.31321


  • There are currently no refbacks.

SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library OnlineResultado de imagem para Rede Iberoamericana de Editoração Científica em Enfermagem