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Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care

This indicator shows the percentage of births to mothers who began prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy.

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care

Comparison: Prior Value 

82.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

State: Arizona

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Data Source: Arizona Department of Health Services
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Family Planning
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Why is this important?

Babies born to mothers who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care. Early prenatal care (i.e. care in the first trimester of a pregnancy) allows women and their health care providers to identify and, when possible, treat or correct health problems and health-compromising behaviors that can be particularly damaging during the initial stages of fetal development. Increasing the number of women who receive prenatal care, and who do so early in their pregnancies, can improve birth outcomes and lower health care costs by reducing the likelihood of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care in the first trimester to 77.9%.

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care : Time Series

2003: 75.6 2004: 76.3 2005: 77.7 2006: 77.7 2007: 77.6 2008: 79.4 2009: 80.4 2010: 82.1 2011: 82.1 2012: 82.6

percent

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care by Age

<15: 49.3 15-17: 65.7 18-19: 73.3 20-24: 78.9 25-29: 85.1 30-34: 87.1 35-39: 86.7 40-44: 84.0 45+: 82.9 Overall: 82.6

percent

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 68.2 Asian or Pacific Islander: 87.1 Black or African American: 79.9 Hispanic or Latino: 78.2 White, non-Hispanic: 88.4 Overall: 82.6

percent

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Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

82.6

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

State: Arizona

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Healthy People 2020 Target: 77.9 percent
Data Source: Arizona Department of Health Services
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Health / Family Planning
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Why is this important?

Babies born to mothers who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care. Early prenatal care (i.e. care in the first trimester of a pregnancy) allows women and their health care providers to identify and, when possible, treat or correct health problems and health-compromising behaviors that can be particularly damaging during the initial stages of fetal development. Increasing the number of women who receive prenatal care, and who do so early in their pregnancies, can improve birth outcomes and lower health care costs by reducing the likelihood of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care in the first trimester to 77.9%.

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care : Time Series

2003: 75.6 2004: 76.3 2005: 77.7 2006: 77.7 2007: 77.6 2008: 79.4 2009: 80.4 2010: 82.1 2011: 82.1 2012: 82.6

percent

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care by Age

<15: 49.3 15-17: 65.7 18-19: 73.3 20-24: 78.9 25-29: 85.1 30-34: 87.1 35-39: 86.7 40-44: 84.0 45+: 82.9 Overall: 82.6

percent

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 68.2 Asian or Pacific Islander: 87.1 Black or African American: 79.9 Hispanic or Latino: 78.2 White, non-Hispanic: 88.4 Overall: 82.6

percent

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