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First Trimester Prenatal Care by County of Residence, New Jersey, 2020-2022

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First Trimester Prenatal Care by County of Residence, New Jersey, 2020-2022

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.

Definition

Number of live births to pregnant women who received prenatal care in the first trimester as a percentage of the total number of live births.

Data Notes

The calculation of onset of prenatal care (PNC) requires several pieces of information from the birth record. If any of those is missing or invalid, PNC onset cannot be calculated. This problem is particularly high among births to Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Camden, and Salem County resident mothers where the proportion of records with unknown PNC onset is above the statewide rate of 3.3%. Counts are for the 3-year time period, not per year.

Data Sources

How the Measure is Calculated

  • Numerator:

    Number of live births to pregnant women who received prenatal care in the first trimester
  • Denominator:

    Number of live births

Related Health Objectives and Indicators



  • Health Initiative: HNJ2020

    Healthy NJ 2020 Objective MCH-3

    NJ Target: Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care beginning in first trimester to 75.7 percent for the total population, 82.4% for Asians, 61.5% for Blacks, 68.4% for Hispanics, and 83.5% for Whites by 2020
    https://www.nj.gov/health/chs/hnj2020/topics/maternal-child-health.shtml


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Health Topic Pages Related to: First Trimester Prenatal Care

Indicator Data Last Updated On 04/09/2024, Published on 05/15/2024
Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360, e-mail: chs@doh.nj.gov (https://www.nj.gov/health/chs)