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Public Health England. (2021) Characteristics of women who stop smoking in pregnancy. Experimental analysis of smoking data from the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) April 2018 to March 2019. London: Public Health England.

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Experimental analysis of the characteristics of women who stop smoking in pregnancy based on data from the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) for the financial year April 2018 to March 2019 for babies born to women who were resident in England. It presents information about the woman’s self-reported smoking status before pregnancy, at booking and at delivery, collected by services when women book to receive maternity services (the ‘maternity booking appointment’) and at delivery. The analysis examines the smoking habits of women with different characteristics including:

  • age, ethnicity, deprivation and employment
  • region
  • complex social factors
  • substance and alcohol use
  • whether a woman is booking within 10 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • whether it is a first or subsequent pregnancy

The analysis can be used to inform population-level stop smoking campaigns aimed at women who are planning a pregnancy and to inform the targeting of stop smoking services for pregnant women.

This report is aimed at professionals developing health improvement policies to reduce smoking and commissioners or providers of stop smoking services. It examines the characteristics of women who report that they stop smoking during pregnancy. The results can be used to inform population-level stop smoking campaigns aimed towards women who are planning a pregnancy and to inform the targeting of stop smoking services for pregnant women. The data in this report generates breakdowns by different potential causes of inequality for those women who were smoking when they gave birth ('smoking at delivery').

[See PHE website for data tables]

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Harm reduction, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Date
September 2021
Pages
20 p.
Publisher
Public Health England
Corporate Creators
Public Health England
Place of Publication
London
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