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

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Geographical Granularity:
Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Jul 2016 to 30 Sep 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.


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