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Topic: Late/no prenatal care by race
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Late/no prenatal care by race: Iowa, 2016-2018 Average

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• In Iowa during 2016-2018 (average), American Indian/Alaska Native mothers (12.1%) had the highest rates of late or no prenatal care compared to other maternal race categories. 
• The rate of late or no prenatal care among births to American Indian/Alaska Native women (12.1%) was about 2 times higher than the rate among white women (3.8%). 

Footnotes

  • Late/No prenatal care is pregnancy-related care beginning in the 3rd trimester (7-9 months) or when no pregnancy-related care was received at all.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.