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Some 7% of U.S. women who gave birth in 2016 smoked while they were pregnant, according to new data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.
The analysis was based on birth certificate data for all U.S. births that occurred that year. Among the other findings:
- Smoking during pregnancy was most common among women aged 20–24, at 11%.
- When examined by race/ethnicity, smoking was most common among American Indian/Alaska Native women (17%); Asian women had the lowest rate (under 1%).
Women in West Virginia were most likely to smoke while pregnant (25%), followed by Kentucky, Montana, Missouri, and Vermont. Among the states with the lowest rates: California, Connecticut, and Texas.