Births to women who received early & adequate prenatal care

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Definitions: Number - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care.
Percent - number of live births to women who received early and adequate prenatal care per 100 live births.
The Kotelchuck Index is used to measure early and adequate prenatal care (PNC):

  • Adequate plus PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 110 % or more expected PNC visits were received
  • Adequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 80% to 109% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Intermediate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 1, 2, 3, or 4 and 50% to 79% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Inadequate PNC - PNC initiation begun in month 5 or later or less than 50% of expected PNC visits were received
  • Early and adequate PNC includes "adequate plus PNC" and "adequate PNC."

Data Source: Live births 2011-2016: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period.

Data presented here are not comparable to data for births that occurred prior to 2011. Louisiana began using the 2003 revised birth certificate in December, 2010. Items related to prenatal care on the 2003 revision of the birth certificate are not comparable to the prenatal care items on the previous version of the birth certificate.

2016 data is preliminary and therefore subject to revision.