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Topic: Early prenatal care by race/ethnicity
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Early prenatal care by race/ethnicity: United States, 2000-2002 Average

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• In the United States during 2000-2002 (average), white (88.6%) mothers had the highest rates of early prenatal care, followed by Asians (84.4%), Hispanics (75.7%), blacks (74.6%) and Native Americans (69.4%). 

Healthy people 2020

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

Footnotes

  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Early prenatal care is pregnancy-related care beginning in the first trimester (1-3 months).

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 19, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.