- In 2021, 1 in 11 babies (9.1% of live births) was born preterm in California.
- In 2021, 1 in 14 babies (7.3% of live births) was low birthweight in California.
- In California in 2019, 1,889 infants died before reaching their first birthday, an infant mortality rate of 4.2 per 1,000 live births.
- In California in 2021, 74.2% of infants were born to women receiving adequate/adequate plus prenatal care.
- In California in 2021, 30.8% of live births were cesarean deliveries.
- In 2021, about 1 in 12 women of childbearing age (8.4%) was uninsured in California.
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Last updated: January 2022
State summary reports consist of several different reports that the Perinatal Data Center has created in order to use data to tell a story about maternal and child health in your state. While some individual datapoints will overlap, each report has a different focus. These reports may be useful to use for local policy changes or programs.
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