Children & Youth
Prenatal Care

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Source: New York State Department of Health

What does this measure?

The number of births to women who initiated prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy (before 13 weeks gestation), expressed as a percentage of all live births.

Why is this important?

Early, high-quality prenatal care is critical to reducing risks for complications of pregnancy or birth and improving birth outcomes.

How is our region performing?

In 2018, 78% of mothers in the 9-county region reported receiving early prenatal care, similar to the statewide rate. The rate in our region has remained between 76% and 80% throughout the decade, slightly higher than the state's rates. Mothers in Yates reported the lowest prenatal care in the region, 51% in 2018, up 2 points from the prior year. Mothers in Wyoming reported the highest prenatal care in the region at 86% followed by Genesee and Orleans (both at 83%). In the City of Rochester, 71% of births were to women accessing early prenatal care, below the regional figure but up from 63% in 2000.

Notes about the data

The rate excludes the number of live births for which the date of entry into prenatal care is unknown. In addition to considering when prenatal care began, it is also important to understand the quality and continuity of care received throughout the pregnancy.

Early Prenatal Care
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS73%73%74%75%75%75%74%74%72%73%73%73%74%75%75%76%77%77%77%
NYS (excluding NYC)79%78%78%78%78%78%76%75%75%75%76%76%76%77%78%79%79%78%79%
Region77%77%76%76%79%77%76%76%76%76%78%77%77%78%79%79%80%77%78%
Monroe77%77%76%77%79%78%77%77%77%78%80%78%79%80%80%81%83%79%81%
Surrounding Counties76%77%76%76%77%75%76%75%74%73%76%75%74%75%77%76%76%72%74%
Genesee69%74%76%72%75%75%74%73%73%80%76%80%76%73%78%86%81%79%83%
Livingston80%80%81%82%80%80%80%82%75%79%81%77%80%77%78%81%79%79%82%
Ontario82%84%79%81%81%79%80%80%78%76%78%79%82%83%85%82%83%78%78%
Orleans76%76%76%78%79%79%77%73%79%77%78%78%73%78%80%81%82%79%83%
Seneca73%71%70%70%70%67%71%70%66%65%66%62%68%72%68%64%65%56%62%
Wayne75%76%74%75%75%72%74%73%71%70%76%74%72%74%76%69%70%64%67%
Wyoming82%84%80%77%84%81%84%80%79%80%81%79%81%76%80%83%79%86%86%
Yates58%59%58%59%65%58%52%55%59%53%56%54%47%55%49%50%54%49%51%
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester63%62%61%63%66%65%64%65%67%67%70%68%69%72%71%73%74%70%71%

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Percent of live births for which mothers received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester of pregnancy. National data is not comparable prior to 2014.




Mothers Receiving Early Prenatal Care
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS172,615172,108175,032180,872175,196174,854174,252174,949165,931167,503169,191167,091171,805171,098172,848174,363174,289170,476168,269
NYS (excluding NYC)101,88197,47096,79297,52492,00692,11390,80689,01086,91586,78887,23884,88088,20088,55389,21589,71190,41589,36089,408
Region10,4009,9359,6759,8519,6789,5029,7219,4129,4489,2999,4438,8679,2889,5999,7219,5459,5078,9769,199
Monroe6,6326,2196,0876,2386,1246,0216,1315,8766,0575,9386,0945,6646,0196,2646,2516,1806,2295,9025,952
Surrounding Counties3,7683,7163,5883,6133,5543,4813,5903,5363,3913,3613,3493,2033,2693,3353,4703,3653,2783,0743,247
Genesee456498475431434483421463422482453410443412464469455418465
Livingston499478512481475471489472419427436408374379385402392382387
Ontario866883809870807805859841824744760754819822885808790752738
Orleans383334346337341311334309308318317292286315331356323312283
Seneca244249241239229236249256237233246229232274259230226188244
Wayne827761713773772692778708720657672673665682709642622583643
Wyoming344349343320348317310326296319296280296286301298306287316
Yates149164149162148166150161165181169157154165136160164152171
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester2,0211,8521,8301,8641,8501,8631,9481,9951,9622,0292,0781,9092,0492,2412,1582,0861,9591,9871,949

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Number of live births for which mothers received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester of pregnancy. National data is not comparable prior to 2014.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 78% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8.4% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.9 2017-19 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.8% 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 19% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2016-20 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 20 2020 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 1.8 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 1.3% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 12 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $894 2020 1 -1
Decreasing
Recreation Spending $52 2020 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 83% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 64% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Registered Library Borrowers 58% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 5.4 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0.8% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 1.9% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Population by Age 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $61,376 2016-20 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 13% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty, by Sex 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 1.7% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 24% 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Females Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Sex 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Households Receiving SNAP 13% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Female Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 15% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $173 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs -8% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 12% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 60% 2016-20 2 -1
Decreasing
Prekindergarten Participation 58% 2020 3 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $23,561 2020 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $16,983 2020 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Grade 3 English 44% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 39% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 83% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 4% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 35.3 2019 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 693 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 55 2018 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 18 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Maternal Health, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Early Syphilis Rates 1.8 2018 3 1
Increasing
Early Syphilis Rates within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 104 2019 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 132 2019 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 2.5 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $143,640 2016-20 1 1
Increasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $896 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.3 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 28% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 32% 2016-20 3 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households 47% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 170 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 24 2020 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 57 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 8.7 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 130.1 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,731 2019 0 1
Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0.68 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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