Births to women who reported smoking during pregnancy by race in Louisiana

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Smoking during pregnancy increases a baby's risk of being born premature and having a low birthweight. It also increases a baby's risk of dying from SIDS. 
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Definitions: Number - births in which women reported smoking during their pregnancy on their child's birth certificate.
Rate - births in which women reported smoking during their pregnancy on their child's birth certificate per 100 live births.

Data Source:  Live births 2020: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - a value of fewer than five events or a rate based on fewer than five events

Please note that the actual number of mothers who smoke during pregnancy may be higher than the data reported here because some mothers who smoke may not report doing so.  

Updated November 2, 2021