Change Indicator

Births to women who reported smoking during pregnancy by race and ethnicity in Louisiana

Births to women who reported smoking during pregnancy by race and ethnicity

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Why This Indicator Matters

Smoking during pregnancy increases a baby's risk of being born premature and having a low birthweight. It also increases a baby's risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). 
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Definition and Source

PROVIDER

Definition

Number - births to women who reported smoking during their pregnancy.
Percent - births to women who reported smoking during their pregnancy per 100 live births.

Data Source

 Live births 2020–2021: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics, Louisiana Department of Health.

Notes

LNE - "low number event" reflects a number or rate based on at least one but fewer than five events

Please note that the actual number of mothers who smoke during pregnancy may be higher than the data reported here because some mothers who smoke may not report doing so.  

Updated December 21, 2022.

Last Updated

December 2022