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Births to women who received early & adequate prenatal care in Louisiana

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Definition

Number - Live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care.
Percent - Live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care per 100 live births.

The Kotelchuck Index is used to measure early and adequate prenatal care (PNC). Early and adequate prenatal care is defined as PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3 or 4 and 80% or more expected PNC visits were received.

Data Source

Live births 2001-2010: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics, Louisiana Department of Health.

Notes

Louisiana began using the 2003 birth certificate format in December 2010. Because questions related to prenatal care are not directly comparable for the 2003 birth certificate and the previous version used, 2010 data only reflect births that occurred through December 6, 2010.

Last Updated

November 2013