QuickStats: Smoking Cessation* During Pregnancy — 46 States and the District of Columbia, 2014
Weekly / June 10, 2016 / 65(22);588
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* Women who ceased smoking during pregnancy are defined as those who reported cigarette smoking in either the first or second trimester and did not report smoking in the third trimester.
In 2014, 20.6% of pregnant women who smoked cigarettes during the first or second trimester, in a reporting area of 46 states and the District of Columbia, stopped smoking during pregnancy. Women in three states, South Dakota (31.3%), California (31.2%) and New Mexico (30.2%), as well as the District of Columbia (41.5%), reported the highest cessation rates during pregnancy. Kentucky (11.4%) and Maine (11.6%) reported the lowest cessation rates; cessation rates were generally lower for states in the Southeast. The reporting area included 3,819,113 births and represented 95% of all U.S. births in 2014.
Source: Curtin SC, Mathews TJ. Smoking prevalence and cessation before and during pregnancy: data from the birth certificate, 2014. Natl Vital Stat Rep 2016;65(1). http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_01.pdf.
Reported by: T.J. Mathews, MS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4363; Sally C. Curtin, MA.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy — 46 States and the District of Columbia, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:588. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6522a6.
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