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Indicator Report - Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy

Why Is This Important?

"Smoking during pregnancy is associated with multiple adverse birth outcomes, including low-birth-weight babies and pre-term deliveries. Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have a baby who is premature, who has a low birth weight, or who dies because of SIDS." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2009

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Data Notes

Derived from information collected from birth certificates  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Birth Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics 

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Definition

Women who reported smoking during the prenatal period

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of women who reported smoking during the prenatal period
Denominator: Total number of live births

Page Content Updated On 12/01/2011, Published on 05/06/2013
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