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
Data NotesDerived from information collected from birth certificates
Data SourcesBirth Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics
DefinitionWomen who reported smoking during the prenatal period
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 12/01/2011, Published on 05/06/2013