Maternal smoking rates at two weeks postnatal have decreased from 13.7% n 2009 to 9.4% in 2018.
Here are the key findings from our latest factsheet on maternal smoking in New Zealand.
- Maternal smoking rates at two weeks postnatal have decreased from 13.7% in 2009 to 9.4%
- Māori mothers continue to have the highest smoking rates than any other ethnicity between 2009
and 2018. However, smoking rates among Māori mothers have declined from 32.4% in 2009 to
25.0% in 2018.
- Since 2009, Tairāwhiti DHB has consistently had the highest rates of postnatal maternal smoking,
while Auckland DHB has had the lowest.
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