E- Use with caution.
Low birth weight: 0.4kg – 2.5kg
Average birth weight: 2.51kg – 4.0kg
High birth weight: >4.0kg
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey (RHS) 2008/10, National report on adults, youth and children living in First Nations Communities. https://fnigc.ca/sites/default/files/docs/first_nations_regional_health_survey_rhs_2008-10_-_national_report.pdf -accessed August 22, 2017.
In 2008/10, the frequency and duration of maternal smoking and other smoking in the household did not have a significant impact on low birth weight.
The rate of high birth weight was much higher (23.9%) for First Nations women living on reserve who never smoked compared to First Nations women living on reserve who smoked throughout their pregnancy (14.3%).
Of those who smoked throughout their pregnancy, those who smoked daily had children with a high birth weight rate of 12.4% compared to 18.1% for those who reported they smoked occasionally.