More women in the north of England smoke while pregnant compared with the south, official figures for the last three months of 2011 have shown. The data, published by the NHS Information Centre covering 167,300 pregnancies, showed 20% of women in the North East were smokers when they gave birth, compared with 6% in London. The overall figure for England is 13.4%, down from 15% in 2006-07. Smoking in pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and premature delivery.
via BBC News
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