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Births to mothers who smoked during pregnancy in Kentucky

Births to mothers who smoked during pregnancy

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Definition and Source



Percent of births to mothers who reported smoking at any point while pregnant.

Data Source

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Vital Statistics Branch, processed by the Kentucky State Data Center.


Data are reported by mother’s place of residence, not infant’s place of birth. For cases where the information for this variable was missing, the case was excluded from the total number of live births. The numerator for the rate calculation is the summation of three consecutive years. The 2009-2011 through 2014-2016 data were revised in October 2018.

Updated on 9/8/2023

Last Updated

September 2023