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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 the United States in 2014, 16.9% of women reported binge drinking in the past month.
 
• In the United States during 2011-2012 (average), 8.9% of men and women ages 12 and older reported using illicit drugs in the past month.
 
• In the United States in 2014, 19.2% of women reported smoking.
 
• In the United States in 2014, 20.0% of men reported smoking.
 
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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.
  • Retrieved July 24, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.