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Statistics on Women’s Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 4, 2013-14

10:22 September 16, 2014 - 09:30 June 19, 2014
Publication date: June 19, 2014
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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 revised data for the first, second and third quarters of 2013-14, in addition to new data for quarter 4 and data for the whole year 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).

Key facts

England, 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014:

  • 12.0 per cent of mothers were recorded as smokers at the time of delivery for 2013-14, which is lower than 2012-13 (12.7 per cent) and continues the steady year-on-year decline in the percentage of women smoking at the time of delivery from 15.1 per cent in 2006-07
  • The smoking prevalence varied amongst the Area teams from 5.1 per cent in London to 20.6 per cent in Durham, Darlington and Tees
  • The smoking prevalence varied amongst Clinical Commissioning Groups from 1.9 per cent in NHS Central London (Westminster) and NHS Richmond to 27.5 per cent in NHS Blackpool
  • 82 (39 per cent) of the 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)  had estimates meeting the national ambition of 11 per cent or less women smoking at the time of delivery
  • Of the four Commissioning Regions, London had  31 of its 32 CCGs; South of England had 26 of its 50 CCGs; Midlands and East of England had 16 of its 61 CCGs and the North of England 9 of its 68 CCGs meeting the national ambition by the end of March 2014



Date Range: April 01, 2013 to March 31, 2014
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Geographical granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups

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