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Topic: Adequate/adeq+ prenatal care
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Adequate/adeq+ prenatal care: Illinois, 2004-2014

Data through 2009 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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• Adequate/adequate plus prenatal care is pregnancy-related care beginning in the first four months of pregnancy with the appropriate number of visits for the infant's gestational age. 
• In Illinois in 2014, 79.9% of infants were born to women receiving adequate/adequate plus prenatal care. 

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 January 16, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.