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Health study's stark findings

White Scottish women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy than expectant mothers from other ethnic groups, according to a study.

A quarter of white Scottish mothers-to-be smoked, compared with around 15 per cent of white mothers of other nationalities in Scotland. The Edinburgh University team want to understand why health differs between ethnic groups.

The study, in the European Journal of Public Health, found premature births were more common in white Scottish mothers too.

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