Children & Youth

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Source: New York State Department of Health

What does this measure?

The proportion of births in which mothers initiated prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy (before 13 weeks gestation), broken down by mother's race or ethnicity.

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 2016, early prenatal care rates were varied among African American, Hispanic and white mothers throughout our region. Rates at which white mothers received prenatal care ranged from 89% in Monroe to 55% in Yates. Rates for African American mothers ranged from 80% in Livingston to 50% in Yates (the rate in Seneca and Wyoming was reported at 0%, but those counties had very few African American mothers give birth in 2016). The range in rates for Hispanic mothers was from 79% in Ontario to 33% in Yates.

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, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity, 2016
Black or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
NYS66%72%83%
NYS (excluding NYC)70%73%82%
Monroe72%78%89%
Genesee57%73%83%
Livingston80%59%80%
Ontario72%79%84%
Orleans77%71%85%
SenecaN/A60%66%
Wayne54%63%72%
WyomingN/A57%80%
Yates50%33%55%
Rochester70%75%81%

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.




Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity, 2006
Black or African AmericanLatino or HispanicWhite
NYS67%67%78%
NYS (excluding NYC)62%61%79%
Monroe58%68%82%
Genesee50%65%74%
Livingston33%73%81%
Ontario59%73%81%
Orleans54%61%79%
Seneca50%50%72%
Wayne52%52%76%
WyomingN/A86%84%
YatesN/A50%51%

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.











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