Births to women receiving late or no prenatal care

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Definitions: The number and percent of births to women who received no prenatal care, or care after the first trimester.

Data Source: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services.

Footnotes: Texas introduced a new birth certificate in 2005, changing the categorization of the inadequate prenatal care data. Now, inadequate prenatal care is defined as receiving no prenatal care or only receiving prenatal care after the first trimester. Data from 2005 or later cannot be compared to earlier prenatal care data.

"LNE" (Low Number Event) indicates that between 1 and 9 births to women received no prenatal care, between 1 and 9 women received prenatal care only after the second trimester, or between 1 and 9 women received prenatal care only after the first trimester. Contact kidscount@cppp.org for more details on a county listed as LNE.

Percentages are not available (NA) for counties with LNE or counties which had no births in a given year.