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Births by Maternal Behaviors - 5-Year Aggregations

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  • Description
    Births by Maternal Behaviors - 5-Year Aggregations reports the number and percentage of births in certain categories by maternal characteristics.
  • Full Description
    This dataset provides birth data along with the behavioral characteristics of the mother including smoking status during pregnancy, reported alcohol use during pregnancy, and adequacy of prenatal care. Low birth weight is under 2500 grams, or about 5.5 pounds. Very low birth weight is under 1500 grams, or about 3.3 pounds. A birth is premature if it occurs before the gestational age of 37 weeks. Levels of prenatal care are based on the Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization (APNCU) Index. Intensive prenatal care begins by the start of the second trimester and more than 110 percent of the expected visits are received. Adequate prenatal care begins by the start of the second trimester and 80 to 109 percent of the expected visits are received. Non-adequate prenatal care comprises intermediate and inadequate prenatal care intermediate care begins by the start of the second trimester and 50 to 79 percent of expected visits are received, and inadequate care begins after the start of the second trimester or under 50 percent of expected visits are received. Late prenatal care begins in the second or third trimester of pregnancy.Department of Public Health collects and CTdata.org carries annual data, 3-year and 5-year averages. More dimensions can be found in the raw data such as initiation of prenatal care and birth pluralities.
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    Connecticut Department of Public Health