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2019 Natality Data Update

PeriStats has been updated with the most current data on several birth outcomes. These include an update to:

  • preterm birth, late, early and very preterm birth and overall distribution
  • birthweight
  • low birthweight
  • very low birthweight
  • prenatal care including adequacy distribution, early and late care, and inadequate care

PeriStats has been updated with the 2019 natality data set from the National Center for Health Statistic (NCHS), as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.

These topics are available for all geographic areas by maternal age, race, and race/ethnicity. For birthweight calculations plurality data is available.

Also available are county preterm birth rates calculated using gestational age based on obstetric estimate (OE) for 2016-2019 and low birthweight rates by county (2016-2019).

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September 2021

 2018 PRAMS Data Update
 

June 2021

 Low Risk C-Sections
 
 Social Determinants of Health
 
 Maternity Care Deserts
 
 Medicaid Coverage
 
 Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM)
 

May 2021

 Infant Mortality Update
 

March 2021

 Natality data updates
 

February 2021

 2019 Natality Data Update
 

December 2020

 Updated data on Poverty, Health Insurance, illicit drug use, and Behavioral Risk Factors
 

November 2020

 2020 March of Dimes Report Cards
 

September 2020

 PRAMS Data Updated!
 

August 2020

 Perinatal and Late Fetal Mortaltiy rates updated
 

July 2020

 COVID-19 Articles
 

June 2020

 Updates to Medicaid Coverage and Sexually Transmitted Disease Data
 

May 2020

 Updates to infant and maternal mortality
 
 COVID-19 Articles
 

March 2020

 2018 Natality Data Update
 
 Puerto Rico Natality data (2015-2018) now available
 

February 2020

 Updated data on poverty and health insurance
 

December 2019

 Updated data on behavioral risk factors
 

May 2019

 Natality data updates on PeriStats
 

January 2019

 Data updates on PeriStats