Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 2, 2018-19Official statistics
- Publication date:
- 6 Dec 2018
- Geographic coverage:
- Date range:
- 01 Jul 2018 to 30 Sep 2018
Women known to be smokers at time of delivery
Percentage known to be smokers by quarter
10.5% of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery during quarter 2 of 2018/19.
This is similar to 10.4% for the previous quarter (quarter 1, 2018/19).
The current national ambition is to achieve a level of 6% or less by 2022.
Percentage known to be smokers by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
In quarter 2, the CCGs with the lowest proportion of women known to be smokers at time of delivery were NHS West London (2.3%), NHS Central London (Westminster) (2.6%) and NHS Ealing (2.7%).
5 CCGs had proportions above 20%. Those with the highest were NHS North East Lincolnshire (24.9%), NHS Blackpool (24.5%) and NHS Mansfield and Ashfield (23.2%).
Percentage known to be smokers by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), compared with the national ambition
In quarter 2 of 2018/19, 31 out of 195 CCGs met the new national ambition of 6% or less.
In the London NHS England region, 21 out of 32 CCGs achieved the national ambition.
In the North NHS England region, 1 out of 62 CCGs achieved the national ambition.