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Topic: Distribution of prenatal care adequacy categories
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Distribution of prenatal care adequacy categories: US, 2002

Percent of live births
US
(Percent)
US
(Count)
Adequate/Adeq+ care 74.7 2,901,669
Intermediate care 14.0 545,171
Inadequate care 11.3 439,934
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Healthy people 2020

  • Adequate/adeq+ prenatal care: increase to at least 77.6% of live births.

Footnotes

  • Adequacy is measured using the Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index, which classifies prenatal care received into 1 of 4 categories (inadequate, intermediate, adequate, and adequate plus) by combining information about the timing of prenatal care, the number of visits, and the infant's gestational age.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Kotelchuck M. An evaluation of the Kessner Adequacy of Prenatal Care Index and a proposed Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index. Am J Public Health 1994; 84: 1414-1420.
  • Retrieved April 18, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.