Post-Industrial Regions

Smoking during pregnancy in post-industrial regions, 2007/08-2009/10

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Scottish mothers were more likely to smoke in pregnancy than English mothers (19.6% compared to 14.5%). However, the percentage of mothers smoking during pregnancy did not vary between the regions.

Smoking during pregnancy in post–industrial regions, 1958

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In 1958, the percentage of Scottish mothers smoking during pregnancy (41.0%) was higher than the figure for English mothers (32.6%). At a regional level, the percentage of mothers smoking during pregnancy in Glasgow and Clyde Valley was similar to the English regions.


The data and charts are taken from Poverty, parenting and poor health: comparing early years’ experiences in Scotland, England and three city regions, published in 2013 by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

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