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Births to women receiving late or no prenatal care by race and ethnicity in United States

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Births that occurred to mothers who reported receiving prenatal care only in the third trimester of their pregnancy, or reported receiving no prenatal care. 
The data reflect the mother’s place of residence, not the place where the birth occurred. Figures represent the race of the mother, not the race of the child.

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics microdata files.


S - Estimates suppressed when NCHS reporting standards not met.

N.A. - Data not available.

N.C. - Not comparable with data for states or cities using the 2003 revised birth certificate or for their own state for previous years but comparable with those using the 1989 standard birth certificate.

Last Updated

July 2018