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Quick Facts: Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs

Substance use during pregnancy, including smoking, alcohol and illicit drugs, is a risk factor for adverse birth outcomes, such as birth defects, developmental disabilities, preterm birth, low birthweight and infant mortality.

• In Mississippi in 2012, 10.2% of women of childbearing age (18-44 years) reported binge drinking in the past month, compared to 17.4% overall in the U.S.
 
• In Mississippi during 2011-2012 (average), 7.8% of men and women ages 12 and older reported using illicit drugs in the past month, compared to 8.9% overall in the U.S.
 
• In Mississippi in 2012, 23.0% of women of childbearing age (18-44 years) reported smoking, compared to 20.8% of women overall in the U.S.
 
• In Mississippi in 2012, 27.3% of men reported smoking, compared to 21.6% of men overall in the U.S.
 
• In Mississippi in 2009, 16.6% of mothers reported smoking during the last three months of pregnancy.
 
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Footnotes

  • Beginning in 2006, binge alcohol use is defined as having four or more drinks on at least one occasion during the past month. Prior to 2006, binge alcohol use is defined as having five or more drinks on at least one occasion during the past month. Percent reported is among women ages 18-44.
  • Illicit drug use indicates use at least once of marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), inhalants, hallucinogens (including PCP and LSD), heroin, or any prescription-type psychotherapeutic used non-medically. Percent reported is among population ages 12 and older.
  • Smoking is defined as having ever smoked 100 cigarettes in a lifetime and currently smoking everyday or some days. Percent reported is among women ages 18-44 and among men 18 years and older.
  • Smoking during pregnancy: mother reported smoking during the last three months of pregnancy.

Source

  • Alcohol Use: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Illicit Drug Use: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use & Health.
  • Smoking: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved September 30, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.