Fast Fact- December 08, 2017

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 8, 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.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.