The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

4249.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 4:50 PM

Abstract #60043

Estimating the Burden of Smoking During Pregnancy: A Live Demonstration of MCH SAMMEC

Carole C. Rivera, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE MS K-22, Atlanta, GA 30341, (770) 488-6296,, E. Kathleen Adams, PhD, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322, and M. Olufemi Alao, PhD, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K-22, Atlanta, GA 30341.

Background: In May of 2002, CDC released two companion internet-based Smoking Attributable Morbidity, Mortality, and Economic Costs (SAMMEC) software applications, Adult SAMMEC and MCH SAMMEC. Researchers can use MCH SAMMEC to estimate the prevalence, mortality, and direct neonatal health care costs attributable to maternal smoking during pregnancy. Estimates can be developed at the state level and for certain demographic subpopulations. Demonstration: There will be a live demonstration on how to access the software on the Internet and how to navigate through screens to generate state, regional, and national-level prevalence, morbidity, and economic cost reports. Description: MCH SAMMEC can be used for a variety of epidemiological research purposes. In addition, public health practitioners and program managers in States can benefit from this user-friendly software to inform policy and otherwise educate decision makers on the need for targeted interventions to reduce smoking during pregnancy. Recently, CDC generated data from MCH SAMMEC to study smoking-attributable neonatal costs to Medicaid and conduct a smoking-attributable age/race analysis. These and other types of results and analyses that can be undertaken using MCH-SAMMEC will be shared.

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Keywords: Prenatal Interventions, Tobacco Policy

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA