What does this indicator measure?
This measure represents the percent of live births where the mother reported smoking at some point during her pregnancy.
Why is this indicator important?
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and reduces infant birth weight by as much as 200 grams. Smoking during pregnancy costs our nation over $350 million annually for neonatal care (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
About the data
Healthy People 2020
Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
Indiana State Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics