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Topic: Late/no prenatal care by maternal age
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Late/no prenatal care by maternal age: United States, 2000-2002 Average

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• In the United States during 2000-2002 (average), mothers under age 20 (7.1%) had the highest rates of late or no prenatal care compared to other maternal age categories. 
• The rate of late or no prenatal care among births to women under age 20 (7.1%) was 3 times the rate among women ages 30-39 (2.4%). 


  • 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.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 26, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.