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Topic: Adequate/adeq+ prenatal care by maternal age
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Adequate/adeq+ prenatal care by maternal age: Arkansas, 2016-2018 Average

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• In Arkansas during 2016-2018 (average), women ages 30-39 (75.5%) had the highest rates of adequate/adequate plus prenatal care, followed by women ages 40 and older (71.4%), ages 20-29 (70.5%) and under age 20 (61.3%). 

Healthy people 2020

  • Adequate/adeq+ prenatal care: increase to at least 77.6% of live births.

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.

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 July 02, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.