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Topic: Inadequate prenatal care
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Inadequate prenatal care: Alabama, 2001-2014

Data through 2010 are based on the 1989 revision of the birth certificate and are not comparable to later years. Details: see calculations page
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• Inadequate prenatal care is pregnancy-related care beginning in the fifth month of pregnancy or later or less than 50% of the appropriate number of visits for an infant's gestational age. 
• In 2014, about 1 in 6 infants (17.6% of live births) was born to a woman receiving inadequate prenatal care in Alabama. 

Footnotes

  • Adequacy is measured using the Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index, which classifies prenatal care received into 1 of 4 categories (inadequate, intermediate, adequate, and adequate plus) by combining information about the timing of prenatal care, the number of visits, and the infant's gestational age.
  • Data for one or more years are not available due to issues related to the switch from the 1989 to 2003 Revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth. Details available at: http://www.marchofdimes.org/peristats/calc/pnc.
  • Data for County Map and table are based on the 1989 Revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth since 4 years of data using the 2003 revision are not available yet. Details available at http://www.marchofdimes.org/peristats/calc/pnc.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Kotelchuck M. An evaluation of the Kessner Adequacy of Prenatal Care Index and a proposed Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index. Am J Public Health 1994; 84: 1414-1420.
  • Retrieved January 24, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.