Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 1 and 2, 2013-14
This report presents the latest results and trends from the women's smoking status at time of delivery (SATOD) data collection in England. It includes new figures for the first and second quarter of 2013/14.
The results provide a measure of the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women at Commissioning Region, Area Team and Clinical Commissioning Group level. This supplements the national information available from the quinquennial Infant Feeding Survey (IFS).
Smoking remains one of the few modifiable risk factors in pregnancy. It can cause a range of serious health problems, including lower birth weight, pre-term birth, placental complications and perinatal mortality.
Reports in the series prior to 2011/12 quarter 3 are available from the Department of Health website (see below).
In England, in Quarter 1 of 2013/14:
The percentage of mothers known to be smokers at time of delivery was 12.0 per cent.
Amongst all Area Teams, this varied from 21.9 per cent in Durham, Darlington and Tees to 4.7 per cent in London.
Amongst the 210 (out of 211) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that submitted data, smoking prevalence at delivery ranged from 30.7 per cent in Blackpool to 0.4 per cent in Newham.
In England, in Quarter 2 of 2013/14:
The percentage of mothers known to be smokers at time of delivery was 11.8 per cent.
Amongst all Area Teams, this varied from 19.1 per cent in Durham, Darlington and Tees to 5.0 per cent in London.
Amongst the 210 (out of 211) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that submitted data, smoking prevalence at delivery ranged from 27.4 per cent in Blackpool to 0.5 per cent in Central London (Westminster).
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