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Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 1, 2014-15

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Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Apr 2014 to 30 Jun 2014


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 quarter of 2014-15.

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 Infant Feeding Survey (IFS).

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, in Quarter 1 of 2014-15:

  • 11.5 per cent of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery, this has fallen from 12.0 per cent for the same quarter last year (quarter1, 2013-14) and from 12.3 per cent for the most recent quarter (quarter 4, 2013-14).

  • Amongst all Area Teams, smoking prevalence at delivery varied from 20.1 per cent in Durham, Darlington and Tees to 4.6 per cent in London.

  • Amongst the 211 Clinical Commissioning Groups, smoking prevalence at delivery ranged from 27.8 per cent in NHS Blackpool to 1.5 per cent in NHS West London (Kensington and Chelsea, Queen's Park and Paddington).

  • There were 155,677 maternities this is 466 higher than the 155,211 maternities in the same quarter last year (quarter1, 2013-14).


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