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Increase abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drugs among pregnant women.

Target and baseline:

Objective

Increase in Reported Abstinence
in Past Month From Substances
by Pregnant Women*

199697
Baseline (unless noted)

2010
Target

Percent

16-17a.

Alcohol

86

94

16-17b.

Binge drinking

99

100

16-17c.

Cigarette smoking

87 (1998)

99

16-17d.

Illicit drugs

98

100

*Pregnant women aged 15 to 44 years.
Smoking during pregnancy for all women giving birth in 1998 in 46 States, the District of Columbia, and New York City.

Target setting method: Better than the best for 16-17a and 16-17c; complete elimination for 16-17b and 16-17d.

Data sources: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, SAMHSA for 16-17a, 16-17b, and 16-17d; National Vital Statistics System, CDC, NCHS for 16-17c.

Pregnant Women Aged 15 to 44 Years, 199697 (unless noted)

16-17a.
Alcohol Abstin-
ence, Past
Month

16-17b.
No Binge
Drinking,
Past
Month

16-17c.
No Cigar-
ette Smoking, 1998*

16-17d.
No Drugs, Past
Month

Percent

TOTAL

86

99

87

98

Race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

DNA

DNA

80

DNA

Asian or Pacific Islander

DNA

DNA

97

DNA

Asian

DNC

DNC

98

DNC

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

DNC

DNC

84

DNC

Black or African American

DNA

DNA

91

DNA

White

DNA

DNA

86

DNA

 

Hispanic or Latino

93

99

96

99

Not Hispanic or Latino

DNA

DNA

86

DNA

Black or African American

83

99

90

95

White

85

99

84

98

Education level (aged 18 to 44 years)

Less than high school

79

99

78

92

High school graduate

91

99

83

100

At least some college

DNA

98

94

DNA

College graduate

DNA

DNA

DNA

DNA

Disability status

Persons with disabilities

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

Persons without disabilities

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNC

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.
*Smoking during pregnancy for all women giving birth in 1998 in 46 States, the District of Columbia, and New York City.