Children & Youth

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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 2017, 77% 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, 49% in 2017, down 5 points from the prior year. Mothers in Wyoming reported the highest prenatal care in the region at 86% followed by Monroe, Genesee, Livingston and Orleans (all at 79%). In the City of Rochester, 70% 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
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States71%72%75%75%
NYS73%73%74%75%75%75%74%74%72%73%73%73%74%75%75%76%77%77%
NYS (excluding NYC)79%78%78%78%78%78%76%75%75%75%76%76%76%77%78%79%79%78%
Region77%77%76%76%79%77%76%76%76%76%78%77%77%78%79%79%80%77%
Monroe77%77%76%77%79%78%77%77%77%78%80%78%79%80%80%81%83%79%
Surrounding Counties76%77%76%76%77%75%76%75%74%73%76%75%74%75%77%76%76%72%
Genesee69%74%76%72%75%75%74%73%73%80%76%80%76%73%78%86%81%79%
Livingston80%80%81%82%80%80%80%82%75%79%81%77%80%77%78%81%79%79%
Ontario82%84%79%81%81%79%80%80%78%76%78%79%82%83%85%82%83%78%
Orleans76%76%76%78%79%79%77%73%79%77%78%78%73%78%80%81%82%79%
Seneca73%71%70%70%70%67%71%70%66%65%66%62%68%72%68%64%65%56%
Wayne75%76%74%75%75%72%74%73%71%70%76%74%72%74%76%69%70%64%
Wyoming82%84%80%77%84%81%84%80%79%80%81%79%81%76%80%83%79%86%
Yates58%59%58%59%65%58%52%55%59%53%56%54%47%55%49%50%54%49%
Rochester63%62%61%63%66%65%64%65%67%67%70%68%69%72%71%73%74%70%

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
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
United States2,824,6072,854,0652,956,7752,903,759
NYS172,615172,108175,032180,872175,196174,854174,252174,949165,931167,503169,191167,091171,805171,098172,848174,363174,289170,476
NYS (excluding NYC)101,88197,47096,79297,52492,00692,11390,80689,01086,91586,78887,23884,88088,20088,55389,21589,71190,41589,360
Region10,4009,9359,6759,8519,6789,5029,7219,4129,4489,2999,4438,8679,2889,5999,7219,5459,5078,976
Monroe6,6326,2196,0876,2386,1246,0216,1315,8766,0575,9386,0945,6646,0196,2646,2516,1806,2295,902
Surrounding Counties3,7683,7163,5883,6133,5543,4813,5903,5363,3913,3613,3493,2033,2693,3353,4703,3653,2783,074
Genesee456498475431434483421463422482453410443412464469455418
Livingston499478512481475471489472419427436408374379385402392382
Ontario866883809870807805859841824744760754819822885808790752
Orleans383334346337341311334309308318317292286315331356323312
Seneca244249241239229236249256237233246229232274259230226188
Wayne827761713773772692778708720657672673665682709642622583
Wyoming344349343320348317310326296319296280296286301298306287
Yates149164149162148166150161165181169157154165136160164152
Rochester2,0211,8521,8301,8641,8501,8631,9481,9951,9622,0292,0781,9092,0492,2412,1582,0861,9591,987

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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