Cigarette smoking during pregnancy declined among mothers. Of all populations from 2016 to 2021, a new report shows.
The number of mothers who smoked cigarettes at any point during pregnancy fell by 41% from 2016 to 2021. With the largest proportional decline among mothers under 20. And Asian mothers, according to new research.
Based on data collected from birth certificates. An analysis released Tuesday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows. That between 2016 and 2021. The number of mothers who smoked during pregnancy fell from 282,712 to 168,086. The proportion of mothers who smoked during pregnancy fell by 36% – from 7.2% in 2016 to 4.6% in 2021. An annual average of 8% and the largest decrease from 2020 to 2021 at 16%. Cigarette smoking among mothers declined across all age groups over that six-year period. From a 6% decline among mothers aged 40 and over to 47% among mothers. Aged under 20, the share for that younger group falling from 8.5% in 2016. 4.5% in 2021.
Declines also occurred across all racial and ethnic groups. With the report reporting the largest proportional decline among Asian mothers at 50%, from 0.6% in 2016 to 0.3% in 2021. The percentage of black mothers who smoked during pregnancy fell to 37%, from 6% to 3.8%. White mothers fell 36% – from 10.5% to 6.7% – and Hispanic mothers fell 33%,
from 1.8% to 1.2%.
Cigarette smoking during pregnancy among American Indian or Alaska Native mothers decreased 24%. From 16.7% in 2016 to 12.7% in 2021, while smoking among Native or other Pacific Islander mothers decreased 36%, from 4.5% to 2.9%. Cigarette smoking by
The report found proportional declines in all 50 states. And the District of Columbia among mothers. Who smoked during pregnancy between 2016 and 2021, with 18% in Nevada and 54%. In Rhode Island, followed by 53% in Hawaii. % and Connecticut and New Jersey each 51%.
The percentage of state smoking among mothers during pregnancy. In 2021 ranged from 0.8% in California to 18.2% in West Virginia.