Births to women with less-than-adequate prenatal care APNCU (5-year average)

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Definitions: The percent of mothers receiving less-than-adequate prenatal care as measured by the Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization (APNCU) index.   It classifies care into four levels: adequate plus, adequate, intermediate, or inadequate.  Less than adequate prenatal care is a combination of intermediate and inadequate care. The index incorporates the month a pregnant woman begins getting care, the number of prenatal visits, and the gestational age of the baby at birth.  This is a 5-year moving average. 

Data Source: Alaska Section of Health Analytics and Vital Records

Footnotes: Five years of data were combined to minimize the unreliability of measurement due to the small number of actual events. The reported values are a rolling average across five years.  For example, we report the average value across the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.