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Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 4, 2016-17Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 15 Jun 2017
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical Commissioning Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 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).
- 10.5 per cent of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery. This compares to 10.6 per cent for the previous year (2015/16), and is down from 15.1 per cent in 2006/07.
- This is the second consecutive year that the proportion has been below the national ambition of 11 per cent.
- The CCGs with the lowest proportion of women known to be smokers at the time of delivery were NHS West London (2.3 per cent), NHS Richmond (2.5) and NHS Hammersmith and Fulham (2.7).
- The CCGs with the highest proportion were NHS Blackpool (28.1 per cent), NHS Hull (22.9) and NHS North East Lincolnshire (22.3).
- 104 out of 209 CCGs met the national ambition of 11 per cent or less.