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10.8% of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery in 2017/18. This is similar to the level of 10.7% recorded in 2016/17, but down from 15.8% in 2006/07.
Percentage known to be smokers by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
The CCGs with the lowest proportion of women known to be smokers at time of delivery in 2017/18 were NHS Central London - Westminster (1.6%), NHS Hammersmith & Fulham (2.9%), NHS Wandsworth (2.9%), and NHS West London (2.9%).
7 CCGs recorded proportions above 20%. Those with the highest were NHS Blackpool (26.0%), NHS North East Lincolnshire (22.1%), and NHS Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield (21.9%)
Percentage known to be smokers by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), compared with the national ambition
In 2017/18, 35 out of 207 CCGs met the new national ambition of 6% or less.
In the London NHS England region, 23 out of 32 CCGs achieved the national ambition.
In the North NHS England region, only 1 out of 64 CCGs achieved the national ambition.