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Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care

Value: 55.5 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Tarrant
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Fort Worth-Arlington
Substate Region: Region 3bc
TEA Region: Region 11
State: Texas
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Comparison: TX Counties
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
Health / Family Planning
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births to mothers who began prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy.
Why this is important: 
Babies born to mothers who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care. Early prenatal care (i.e. care in the first trimester of a pregnancy) allows women and their health care providers to identify and, when possible, treat or correct health problems and health-compromising behaviors that can be particularly damaging during the initial stages of fetal development. Increasing the number of women who receive prenatal care, and who do so early in their pregnancies, can improve birth outcomes and lower health care costs by reducing the likelihood of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care in the first trimester to 77.9%.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 235 Texas counties.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/vstat/vs11/t12.shtm
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2006: 57.5 2007: 56.2 2008: 51.2 2009: 52.1 2010: 52.1 2011: 55.5

percent

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 50.5 Hispanic: 42.0 White: 67.3 Overall: 55.5

percent

White Race/Ethnicity category includes Other and Unknown Race/Ethnicity.

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Unit: percent
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Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care

Value: 55.5 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Tarrant
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Fort Worth-Arlington
Substate Region: Region 3bc
TEA Region: Region 11
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
Health / Family Planning
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births to mothers who began prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy.
Why this is important: 
Babies born to mothers who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care. Early prenatal care (i.e. care in the first trimester of a pregnancy) allows women and their health care providers to identify and, when possible, treat or correct health problems and health-compromising behaviors that can be particularly damaging during the initial stages of fetal development. Increasing the number of women who receive prenatal care, and who do so early in their pregnancies, can improve birth outcomes and lower health care costs by reducing the likelihood of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care in the first trimester to 77.9%.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/vstat/vs11/t12.shtm
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2006: 57.5 2007: 56.2 2008: 51.2 2009: 52.1 2010: 52.1 2011: 55.5

percent

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 50.5 Hispanic: 42.0 White: 67.3 Overall: 55.5

percent

White Race/Ethnicity category includes Other and Unknown Race/Ethnicity.

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Unit: percent
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Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care

Value: 55.5 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 77.9 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Tarrant
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Fort Worth-Arlington
Substate Region: Region 3bc
TEA Region: Region 11
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
Health / Family Planning
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births to mothers who began prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy.
Why this is important: 
Babies born to mothers who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care. Early prenatal care (i.e. care in the first trimester of a pregnancy) allows women and their health care providers to identify and, when possible, treat or correct health problems and health-compromising behaviors that can be particularly damaging during the initial stages of fetal development. Increasing the number of women who receive prenatal care, and who do so early in their pregnancies, can improve birth outcomes and lower health care costs by reducing the likelihood of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care in the first trimester to 77.9%.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
URL of Source:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
URL of Data:   http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/vstat/vs11/t12.shtm
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2013

Time Series Data

2006: 57.5 2007: 56.2 2008: 51.2 2009: 52.1 2010: 52.1 2011: 55.5

percent

Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 50.5 Hispanic: 42.0 White: 67.3 Overall: 55.5

percent

White Race/Ethnicity category includes Other and Unknown Race/Ethnicity.

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