QuickStats: Percentage of Births to Mothers Who Reported Smoking Cigarettes at Any Time During Pregnancy, by Urbanization Level* of County of Residence — United States, 2020
Weekly / November 26, 2021 / 70(47);1652
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* Urbanization level is based on county of residence using the National Center for Health Statistics Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_166.pdfpdf icon
In 2020, 5.5% of all births were to women who reported smoking cigarettes at any time during pregnancy. This percentage was lowest in large central metropolitan areas (2.3%) and increased as the county of residence became less urbanized, reaching a high of 13.6% in the most rural (noncore) counties.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, natality file. https://wonder.cdc.gov/natality-expanded-current.html
Reported by: Isabelle Horon, DrPH, email@example.com, 301-458-4555; Anne Driscoll, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Births to Mothers Who Reported Smoking Cigarettes at Any Time During Pregnancy, by Urbanization Level of County of Residence — United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1652. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7047a5external icon.
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