What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the percent of live births where the mother received prenatal care during the first trimester.

Why is this indicator important?

Adequate use of prenatal care is associated with improved birth weights and decreased risk for preterm delivery (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

About the data

Community: Union County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2014

Category: Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Promising Practices: Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health

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