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
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.
Birth Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics