Skip Navigation

Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 2, 2016-17

Publication date: 09:30 December 07, 2016


This report presents the latest results and trends from the women's smoking status at time of delivery (SATOD) data collection in England.

The results provide a measure of the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women at Commissioning Region, Region and Clinical Commissioning Group level.

Smoking during pregnancy can cause serious pregnancy-related health problems. These include complications during labour and an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth, low birth-weight and sudden unexpected death in infancy.

Reports in the series prior to 2011-12 quarter 3 are available from the Department of Health website (see below).

Key Facts

In England, Quarter 2, 2016-17:

  • 10.4 per cent of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery. This compares to 10.2 per cent for the previous quarter (Q1, 2016/17).

  • The proportion of pregnant women known to be smokers at the time of delivery has remained below the national ambition of 11 per cent or less since Q1, 2015/16.

  • The CCGs with the lowest proportion of women known to be smokers at time of delivery were NHS West London (1.8 per cent), NHS Camden (2.1) and NHS Redbridge (2.4).

  • The CCGs with the highest proportion were NHS Blackpool (31.0), NHS Hull (24.7) and NHS Swale (23.0).

  • 111 out of 209 CCGs met the national ambition of 11 per cent or less.


Date Range: 01 July 2016 to 30 September 2016
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups

Have a question? Call us on 0300 303 5678 or contact

Tell us what you think of the new website beta.

We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies. Find out more