Fast Fact- December 08, 2017
In 2016, nearly 6 percent of births in Colorado were to women who reported smoking during their pregnancy. The percentage of babies born to mothers who smoked has declined since its peak in 2007, when 8.8 percent of Colorado births occurred to moms who reported smoking while pregnant. Maternal smoking is harmful to both mother and child and is linked with several adverse outcomes during pregnancy. To find data on births to women who smoked in different Colorado counties last year, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.