Status: Little or no detectable change

  
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Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
20.3 percent (2019)

Target:
24.4 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
20.2 percent of females reported smoking cessation during pregnancy (i.e., they had smoked in their first or second trimesters but reported no smoking in their third trimester) in 2018

Increase smoking cessation success during pregnancy among females

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of pregnancy complications, preterm delivery, and low birth weight in infants. Health care providers can increase the chance that pregnant women will quit smoking by asking them about tobacco use, advising them to quit, and providing counseling and medication.

Workgroup: Tobacco Use Workgroup