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Smoking During Pregnancy—United States, 1990–2002

October 7, 2004 / Vol. 53 / No. 39


CDC analyzed state-specific trends in maternal smoking during 1990–2002 by using data collected on birth certificates. This report summarizes the results of those analyses, which indicated that whereas participating areas observed a significant decline in maternal smoking during the surveillance period, 10 states reported recent increases in smoking by pregnant teens. Although the widespread public health message to abstain from smoking during pregnancy has helped decrease maternal smoking, to reduce prevalence further, implementation of additional interventions are required.

 
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