Maternal smoking by neighbourhoodMaternal smoking NH 2015

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Riddrie & Cranhill has the highest maternal smoking level at 30.3%, almost double the Glasgow level of 12.84%. In Priesthill & Househillwood and Parkhead & Dalmarnock, maternal smoking levels are also high, both over 90% higher than the Glasgow level. Shawlands &Strathbungo, Kelvindale & Kelvinside and Pollokshields West have the lowest maternal smoking levels, all less than one tenth of the Glasgow level.

Newborn children exposed to passive smoking
Exp passive smoke Glasgow NHs 2014 15
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Newborn children are exposed to passive smoking to different degrees depending on where they are brought up in Glasgow. In Hyndland, Dowanhill & Partick East only 1% of newborns are reported to be exposed to environmental tobacco smoke, while in Riddrie & Cranhill 27% of newborn children are exposed to tobacco smoke.  Across Glasgow as a whole, on average 15% of newborns are exposed to environmental smoke.


The figures above exclude 15% of children's records for which exposure to passive smoking was not known.

At the Health Visitor's first visit to a newborn baby and mother (usually within the first two weeks), the mother is asked whether she is currently smoking. The responses are recorded in the Child Health Surveillance Programme Pre-School and have been analysed here and used as a proxy for smoking during pregnancy. Visits for which a response to the smoking question has not been recorded have been included in the denominator. Glasgow specific analyses were undertaken locally; the analysis by local authority has been provided by the Information Statistics Division (ISD).

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