Percentage of children under 2 years of age whose mother reported smoking during pregnancy, Canada and the provinces, 2005 to 2008

Denominators exclude those who responded “don’t know” and those who refused to answer.
Territories are excluded because the survey was not conducted there.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth. -accessed July 21, 2017.

In the combined years 2005-2008, 12% of Canadian children under age 2 had mothers who reported smoking during pregnancy.

There were variations between provinces.

The proportion was 20% in Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

It was 9% in British Columbia and 10% in Ontario.