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Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 1, 2017-18

Publication date: 09:30 September 07, 2017


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

  • 10.8 per cent of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery. This compares to 11.0 per cent for the previous quarter (quarter 4, 2016/17).
  • The CCGs with the lowest proportion of women known to be smokers at time of delivery were NHS Merton (1.2 per cent), NHS Central London (Westminster) (1.3 per cent) and NHS Richmond (2.4 per cent).
  • The CCGs with the highest proportions were NHS Blackpool (24.9 per cent), NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield (24.2 per cent) and NHS Mansfield and Ashfield (23.8 per cent).
  • 36 out of 207 CCGs met the new national ambition of 6 per cent or less.


Date Range: 01 April 2017 to 30 June 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups

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