Indicator Profile of No Prenatal Care
Why Is This Important?Women who receive early and consistent prenatal care (PNC) increase their likelihood of giving birth to a healthy child. Health care providers recommend that women begin prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified first trimester prenatal care as one of 22 Leading Health Indicators taken from Healthy People 2010.
No Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity, New Jersey, 2000-2007 (*HNJ2010*)
Data NotesData for White, Black, and Asian/Pacific Islander do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes persons of any race. *This is a Healthy New Jersey 2010 (HNJ2010) Objective.*
Data SourcesNew Jersey Birth Certificate Database, Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services;
Other Graphical Views
DefinitionNumber of live births to pregnant women who did not receive prenatal care at any time during this pregnancy as a percentage of the total number of live births.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 04/19/11, Published on 04/20/11