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Indicator Report - NC Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy by Race/Ethnicity, 2009

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.

NC Women Who Smoke During Pregnancy by Race/Ethnicity, 2009

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Data Notes

Derived from information collected from birth certificates 

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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