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Topic: Inadequate prenatal care by maternal age
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Inadequate prenatal care by maternal age: California, 2016-2018 Average

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• In California during 2016-2018 (average), mothers under age 20 (21.1%) had the highest rates of inadequate prenatal care compared to other maternal age categories. 
• The rate of inadequate prenatal care among births to women under age 20 (21.1%) was about 3 times the rate among women ages 30-39 (6.8%). 

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 September 20, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.