Regional planning districts-prenatal care

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Prenatal care (first trimester) helps to promote healthier births. Prenatal care for the mother addresses such issues as inadequate nutrition, smoking, anemia, and diabetes. For babies, prenatal care (first trimester) is associated with lower likelihood of being born low birth weight, stillborn, or dying within the first year of life.
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Definitions: The number of live single births to women receiving prenatal care during the first trimester (first three months) of pregnancy, by county of residence.

The percent is the portion of live single births to women who received prenatal care during the first trimester (first three months) of pregnancy, by county of residence.

Data Source: South Dakota Department of Health -http://doh.sd.gov/

Footnotes: Updated 13 December 2018