Maternal smoking by neighbourhood
maternal smoking NH 201819

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In the latest three year period (2016/17-2018/19), Castlemilk had the highest maternal smoking level at 28%. In Drumchapel and Easterhouse maternal smoking levels are also high, both over 25%. At the other end of the distribution, Hyndland, Dowanhill & Partick East, Kelvindale & Kelvinside and Pollokshields West had the lowest maternal smoking levels. Carmunock recorded no maternal smoking over this period but also has a very small population.


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. 

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