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Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery: England - Quarter 4, 2018-19

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Official statistics
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Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical Commissioning Regions, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date range:
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019

Women known to be smokers at time of delivery

Percentage known to be smokers by year

10.6% of pregnant women were known to be smokers at the time of delivery in 2018/19.

This is similar to the level of 10.8% recorded in 2017/18, but down from 14.6% in 2008/09.

The current national ambition is to achieve a level of 6% or less by 2022.

 

Time series chart showing percentage of women smoking at time of delivery from 2008/09 to 2018/19

 

 

Percentage known to be smokers by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

In 2018/19, the CCGs with the lowest proportion of women known to be smokers at time of delivery were NHS West London (1.6%), NHS Central London (Westminster) (1.9%) and NHS Richmond (2.2%).

8 CCGs had proportions above 20%. Those with the highest were NHS Blackpool (25.7%), NHS North East Lincolnshire (23.2%) and NHS Mansfield and Ashfield (21.4%).

 

Map showing percentage of women smoking at time of delivery in 2018/19 by CCG

 

 

Percentage known to be smokers by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), compared with the national ambition

In 2018/19, 28 out of 195 CCGs met the new national ambition of 6% or less.

In the London NHS England region, 22 out of 32 CCGs achieved the national ambition.

Only 6 CCGs outside of London achieved the national ambition.

Map showing whether CCGs have met the national ambition of 6% in 2018/19

 

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Last edited: 6 November 2019 3:44 pm