Maternal smoking during pregnancy

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Definitions: The number and percent of mothers who smoked cigarettes during at least one trimester of their pregnancy. Percent is given per the number of live births.

Data Source: The data used for this measure come from Center for Health Statistics, Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Birth Data. Data were retrieved on May 18, 2016 from http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/VitalStatisticsData/BirthData/BirthTablesbyTopic.aspx (Behavioral and Health Characteristics Table B4)

S: Data estimate has been suppressed. When the annual number of mothers who smoked during pregnancy was 10 or fewer, percent is not shown. Data presented here are annual estimates.

Footnotes: Data last updated in May 2016 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

DOH technical notes on measurement issues are available at http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5300/TechnicalNotes.pdf.