Women who receive early prenatal care

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Includes the percentage of women whose first prenatal care visit takes place within the first trimester of pregnancy. Location is based on the mother’s place of residence as reported on the child’s birth certificate, race/ethnicity is based on the mother’s race/ethnicity. Children Now public information request to the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics, Automated Vital Statistics System (August 2016).

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Asterisks*

An asterisk indicates that data should be interpreted with caution. Asterisks were used to note low number of events (fewer than 10) or unstable data with large confidence intervals. Data or estimates with low numbers and large confidence intervals indicate that a data point may not be a true representation of the larger population.

NA (Not Available)

Data that are not available are noted as NA. The most frequent reasons for using the NA annotation include the unavailability of longitudinal data, data suppression from the original data source due to a low number event, or statistically unstable estimates.