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Adequate prenatal care in Tennessee

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Definition and Source



Number and percent of live births in a given calendar year where mother received adequate prenatal care. Denominator involves live births only. Adequacy of care is based on Kessner Index.

Data Source

Data were collected from the Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Division of Population Health Assessment, Tennessee Department of Health. Kids Count division of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth organized data.


From 2004 births data were based on "2003 revised birth certificate" which has the wording and source for data that are substantially different from the 1989 standard birth certificate. Therefore, starting from 2004 the series are not comparable to previous years.
*  Figure is not displayed according to the Tennessee Department of Health guidelines for release of aggregate data to the public.

Last Updated

December 2022