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Topic: Early prenatal care
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Early prenatal care: United States, 1992-2002

Data are based on the 1989 revision of the birth certificate and are not available after 2010. Details: see calculations page
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• In the United States in 2014, the rate of early prenatal care for the 47 states and the District of Columbia using the revised certificates (96% of all births) was 76.7%. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Early prenatal care: increase to at least 77.9% of live births.


  • Early prenatal care is pregnancy-related care beginning in the first trimester (1-3 months).
  • U.S. prenatal care rates are not shown after 2002. Not all states implemented the 2003 revised birth certificate, resulting in data incompatibilities. Details: see calculations page


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 23, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.