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Topic: Distribution of prenatal care timing categories
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Distribution of prenatal care timing categories: United States, 2002

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• In the United States in 2002, 83.7% of live births were to women receiving early prenatal care, 12.7% were to women beginning care in the second trimester, and 3.6% were to women receiving late or no prenatal care. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Early prenatal care: increase to at least 77.9% of live births.

Footnotes

  • Early prenatal care is pregnancy-related care beginning in the first trimester (1-3 months).
  • Late/No prenatal care is pregnancy-related care beginning in the 3rd trimester (7-9 months) or when no pregnancy-related care was received at all.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 25, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.