Deprivation

Maternal smoking by deprivationMaternal smoking by deprivation 2015

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The maternal smoking level in the most deprived decile has improved, resulting in a relative reduction of 55% from 50% (2000/2001) to 22% (2014/2015). However, the maternal smoking level in the least deprived decile has improved to a greater extent, resulting in a relative reduction of 81% from 6.4% (2000/2001) to 1.2% (2014/2015).

The maternal smoking level in the most deprived decile has worsened relative to Glasgow as a whole, having risen from 59% above the Glasgow level during 2000/2001 to 74% above the Glasgow level during 2014/2015. In the least deprived decile, the maternal smoking level has improved relative to Glasgow, having fallen from approximately one fifth during 2000/2001 to approximately one tenth of the Glasgow level during 2014/2015.

The maternal smoking level in the most deprived decile has worsened relative to the least deprived decile, the differential in levels having risen from seven-fold to eighteen-fold.

Newborn children exposed to passive smoking
Exp passive smoke Glasgow GIMD 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 the most deprived areas of Glasgow, over 20% of newly born children are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke, but this drops to much lower levels in less deprived areas. In the least deprived decile in Glasgow only 5% of newborns are exposed to environmental smoke.

Notes

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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