Increase abstinence from cigarette smoking among pregnant women — MICH‑10 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


Baseline: 93.5 percent of females giving birth reported not smoking during pregnancy in 2018

Target: 95.7 percent

Number of females giving birth who report not smoking during pregnancy.
Number of females giving birth.
Target-setting method
Percentage point improvement
Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available at the time of establishing the baseline and target for this objective. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because of the high baseline prevalence.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 with no change in measurement.

1. Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.