Statistics on children, youth and families in West Virginia from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and West Virginia's KIDS COUNT
Definition and Source
The percentage of live births that are to women who began prenatal care in the first three months of their pregnancy.
(1990, 2003) WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.
Live births to women who did not report the month in which prenatal care was started were excluded from the computation. This background fact does not tell us anything about the quality, frequency or consistency of care that the mother received during this time.