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Complete Health Indicator Report of Prenatal Care

Definition

Number of infants born to pregnant women receiving prenatal care in the first trimester as a percentage of the total number of live births.

Numerator

Number of infants born to pregnant women receiving prenatal care in the first trimester.

Denominator

Number of live births.

Data Interpretation Issues

Utah prenatal care reporting is not comparable to the U.S. between the 1989 and 2003 revisions of the birth certificate due to wording and format changes. Utah adopted the 2003 U.S. revision to the birth certificate in 2009. The U.S. began reporting U.S. rates of first trimester prenatal care in 2016.

Why Is This Important?

Women who receive early and consistent prenatal care (PNC) enhance their likelihood of giving birth to a healthy child. Health care providers recommend that women begin prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy.

Healthy People Objective MICH-10.1:

Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care beginning in first trimester
U.S. Target: 77.9 percent
State Target: 77.9 percent

Other Objectives

Healthy People 2030 has an objective of Increasing the proportion of pregnant women who receive early and adequate prenatal care--MICH-08 with a baseline of 76.4% (2018) and a goal of 80.5%.

How Are We Doing?

The percentage of women entering prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy increased from 71.6% in 2009 to 75.9% in 2020.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The National Center for Health Statistics began reporting U.S. rates of first trimester prenatal care in 2016. Among women giving birth in the U.S. in 2019, 77.6% began prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy, compared to 75.9% in 2020 in Utah.

What Is Being Done?

The Utah Department of Health Baby Your Baby Program sponsors a statewide media campaign and provides information and referral services to pregnant women in Utah. MotherToBaby (formerly Pregnancy Risk Line) is a phone service available to pregnant women, the public, and health care providers who have questions about possible effects of medications, chemicals, or infectious agents on a developing baby or breastfed infant. MotherToBaby can be reached by both phone calls or text messaging. The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) collects and analyzes data to identify characteristics of Utah women and their utilization of prenatal care. The Maternal and Infant Health Program will utilize these data to target interventions in those populations identified as having poor first trimester entry.

Available Services

'''Baby Your Baby:''' 1-800-826-9662[[br]] [http://www.babyyourbaby.org][[br]] A public resource to answer pregnancy related questions and and locate services. '''MotherToBaby:''' Phone - 1-800-822-2229[[br]] Text - 1-855-999-3525[[br]] Email - expertinfo@mothertobaby.org[[br]] A service to answer questions about what's safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.[[br]] [[br]] Social media for MotherToBaby include: *Facebook: [http://www.facebook.com/MotherToBaby] *Twitter: @MotherToBaby *Pinterest: [http://www.pinterest.com/MotherToBaby]

Health Program Information

Early entry into prenatal care for women with limited financial resources is facilitated by the Division of Medicaid and Health Financing's Presumptive Eligibility for Prenatal Medicaid Program - also known as the Baby Your Baby Program. Applicants are screened via a brief application and those meeting the program's eligibility requirements are able to receive a medical card that will provide temporary coverage in order to allow them to begin prenatal care from any willing Medicaid provider in Utah. During the time the woman has temporary coverage, she completes the Medicaid Application. The Baby Your Baby Program acts as a bridge into Prenatal Medicaid and allows women to start their prenatal care in a timely manner.


Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

Data show the following population subgroups are less likely to enter prenatal care in their first trimester: *Mothers younger than 20, especially teens *Non-White Race *Hispanic ethnicity *Low educational attainment (high school or less) *Unmarried women *Women who have had three or more previous births

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Health Care System Factors

Data show the following health care system factors contribute to being less likely to enter prenatal care in the first trimester: *Lack of health insurance *Availability of family planning services (if a pregnancy is planned, a woman is more likely to seek early and adequate prenatal care)

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:


Risk Factors

Data show the following risk factors contribute to being less likely to enter prenatal care in the first trimester: *Tobacco use during pregnancy

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

Increased costs associated with premature births, low birth weight births, and maternal and infant mortality and morbidity are related to a lack of prenatal visits.

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Prenatal Care in the First Trimester of Pregnancy, Utah 2009-2020

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Utah vs. U.S.YearPercentage of MothersLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 16
Utah200971.6%71.2%72.0%
Utah201073.1%72.7%73.5%
Utah201174.8%74.4%75.1%
Utah201275.5%75.1%75.9%
Utah201376.4%76.0%76.8%
Utah201476.2%75.9%76.6%
Utah201576.4%76.1%76.8%
Utah201675.3%74.9%75.6%
Utah201777.0%76.6%77.4%
Utah201876.2%75.8%76.6%
Utah201975.9%75.5%76.3%
Utah202075.9%75.5%76.3%
U.S.201677.1%
U.S.201777.3%
U.S.201877.5%
U.S.201977.6%

Data Notes

Percentage of mothers of live born infants where prenatal care was reported to have been received in the first trimester (births where prenatal care was unreported were counted in the denominator).   [[br]] [[br]] Utah began use of the 2003 birth certificate version in 2009. Prenatal care reporting is not comparable to earlier years due to wording and format changes. The National Center for Health Statistics began reporting U.S. rates of first trimester prenatal care in 2016.

Data Sources

  • Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
  • National Center for Health Statistics


Prenatal Care in the First Trimester of Pregnancy by Ethnicity, Utah, 2020 and U.S., 2019

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Hispanic EthnicityPercentage of MothersLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 4
Hispanic69.1%68.1%70.1%
Non-Hispanic77.8%77.3%78.2%
All Utahns75.9%75.5%76.3%
U.S.77.6%2019 Final

Data Notes

Percentage of mothers of live born infants where prenatal care was reported to have been received in the first trimester (births where prenatal care was unreported were counted in the denominator).

Data Source

Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Prenatal Care in the First Trimester of Pregnancy by Race, Utah, 2020

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RacePercentage of MothersLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 7
American Indian/Native Alaskan58.5%54.0%62.9%
Asian76.3%73.7%78.7%
Black57.6%54.3%61.0%
Pacific Islander49.4%44.8%53.9%
White68.0%62.8%73.2%
All Races75.9%75.5%76.3%
U.S.77.6%2019 Final Birth Data

Data Notes

Percentage of mothers of live born infants where prenatal care was reported to have been received in the first trimester (births where prenatal care was unreported were counted in the denominator).

Data Source

Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Prenatal Care in the First Trimester of Pregnancy by Local Health District, Utah, 2020 and U.S., 2019

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Local Health DistrictPercentage of MothersLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 15
Bear River82.4%80.9%83.7%
Central75.9%73.2%78.5%
Davis County81.2%80.1%82.3%
Salt Lake County73.6%72.9%74.4%
San Juan66.1%59.1%73.1%
Southeast73.4%69.0%77.4%
Southwest61.1%59.4%62.8%
Summit74.3%69.7%78.5%
Tooele78.0%75.3%80.5%
TriCounty72.2%68.9%75.2%
Utah County78.5%77.7%79.2%
Wasatch75.1%70.6%79.3%
Weber-Morgan79.5%78.1%80.8%
State of Utah75.9%75.5%76.3%
U.S.77.6%2019 Final

Data Notes

Percentage of mothers of live born infants where prenatal care was reported to have been received in the first trimester (births where prenatal care was unreported were counted in the denominator).   [[br]] [[br]] Note: Local health district represents district of mother's residence.

Data Source

Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Prenatal Care in the First Trimester of Pregnancy by County, Utah, 2020

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CountyPercentage of MothersLower LimitUpper LimitNote
Record Count: 30
Beaver73.3%62.8%82.3%
Box Elder78.7%75.7%81.5%
Cache83.8%82.2%85.4%
Carbon78.2%72.5%83.3%
Daggett70.0%41.6%97.2%*
Davis81.2%80.1%82.3%
Duchesne74.8%69.3%79.8%
Emery74.6%65.5%82.4%
Garfield73.6%60.2%85.1%
Grand60.8%51.3%70.3%
Iron75.2%72.1%78.2%
Juab72.6%65.9%78.7%
Kane64.8%55.0%74.6%
Millard80.6%74.2%86.1%
Morgan81.9%74.5%88.0%
Piute68.8%46.0%91.5%*
Rich79.3%61.8%93.2%
Salt Lake73.6%72.9%74.4%
San Juan66.1%59.1%73.1%
Sanpete71.0%66.0%75.6%
Sevier81.8%76.7%86.2%
Summit74.3%69.7%78.5%
Tooele78.0%75.3%80.5%
Uintah70.7%66.6%74.6%
Utah78.5%77.7%79.2%
Wasatch75.1%70.6%79.3%
Washington55.0%52.9%57.1%
Wayne77.5%62.4%89.8%
Weber79.4%78.0%80.7%
State75.9%75.5%76.3%

Data Notes

Percentage of mothers of live born infants where prenatal care was reported to have been received in the first trimester (births where prenatal care was unreported were counted in the denominator).   [[br]] [[br]] Note: County represents county of mother's residence. [[br]] [[br]]

Data Source

Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health


Prenatal Care in the First Trimester of Pregnancy by Utah Small Area, 2020

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Utah Small AreasPercentage of MothersLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 100
Brigham City76.4%71.6%80.8%
Box Elder Co (Other) V281.9%74.7%87.9%
Tremonton80.2%75.2%84.5%
Logan V283.1%80.5%85.4%
North Logan82.3%78.2%85.8%
Cache (Other)/Rich (All) V282.6%77.9%86.7%
Hyrum86.8%81.3%91.2%
Smithfield88.4%83.8%92.0%
Ben Lomond78.6%75.8%81.1%
Weber County (East)82.3%78.4%85.6%
Morgan County81.8%74.3%87.9%
Ogden (Downtown)75.5%71.8%78.8%
South Ogden83.0%79.5%86.2%
Roy/Hooper80.7%77.5%83.6%
Riverdale79.2%74.7%83.1%
Clearfield Area/Hooper81.2%78.8%83.5%
Layton/South Weber77.4%74.9%79.7%
Kaysville/Fruit Heights84.1%80.3%87.4%
Syracuse81.4%77.2%85.2%
Centerville83.8%77.9%88.8%
Farmington83.9%78.8%88.2%
North Salt Lake80.7%75.9%84.8%
Woods Cross/West Bountiful83.6%78.1%88.2%
Bountiful83.1%80.0%85.8%
SLC (Rose Park)69.1%64.9%73.4%
SLC (Avenues)79.9%73.6%85.3%
SLC (Foothill/East Bench)80.8%75.6%85.3%
Magna69.1%64.7%73.4%
SLC (Glendale) V261.1%56.1%66.0%
West Valley (Center)65.7%62.3%69.2%
West Valley (West) V268.4%64.0%72.8%
West Valley (East) V265.5%62.1%68.8%
SLC (Downtown) V272.0%66.7%76.9%
SLC (Southeast Liberty)84.0%78.2%88.7%
South Salt Lake70.8%65.9%75.3%
SLC (Sugar House)79.6%75.3%83.5%
Millcreek (South)81.5%76.0%86.2%
Millcreek (East)84.1%78.9%88.4%
Holladay V277.2%71.8%82.0%
Cottonwood81.9%77.9%85.4%
Kearns V265.6%61.7%69.4%
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)69.6%65.7%73.6%
Taylorsville (West)74.2%70.1%78.0%
Murray72.5%68.5%76.3%
Midvale76.4%72.7%79.8%
West Jordan (Northeast) V268.3%63.9%72.6%
West Jordan (Southeast)71.3%67.2%75.1%
West Jordan (W)/Copperton72.9%69.4%76.1%
South Jordan V278.4%74.2%82.2%
Daybreak74.7%70.7%78.3%
Sandy (West)75.5%70.8%79.8%
Sandy (Center) V286.9%82.9%90.3%
Sandy (Northeast)83.9%78.4%88.5%
Sandy (Southeast)86.3%81.5%90.2%
Draper77.9%74.1%81.2%
Riverton/Bluffdale75.9%72.6%78.9%
Herriman74.3%71.7%76.8%
Tooele County (Other)79.5%73.6%84.5%
Tooele Valley77.9%74.8%80.7%
Eagle Mountain/Cedar Valley82.0%79.6%84.3%
Lehi81.2%79.1%83.1%
Saratoga Springs83.1%80.2%85.8%
American Fork79.6%76.7%82.3%
Alpine80.6%72.8%87.1%
Pleasant Grove/Lindon82.1%79.3%84.6%
Orem (North)74.3%70.8%77.5%
Orem (West)77.0%74.3%79.5%
Orem (East)77.6%72.8%81.9%
Provo/BYU72.8%69.1%76.3%
Provo (West City Center)73.0%69.6%76.3%
Provo (East City Center)76.0%72.2%79.6%
Salem City80.6%72.8%87.1%
Spanish Fork77.4%74.3%80.2%
Springville78.6%75.0%81.8%
Mapleton77.7%70.4%84.0%
Utah County (South) V279.8%75.0%84.0%
Payson77.0%73.0%80.6%
Park City69.8%63.5%76.2%
Summit County (East)80.3%73.9%85.8%
Wasatch County74.5%69.9%78.7%
Daggett and Uintah County70.2%66.1%74.0%
Duchesne County76.3%70.8%81.2%
Nephi/Mona72.3%65.4%78.6%
Delta/Fillmore83.0%75.6%88.9%
Sanpete Valley69.2%63.3%75.1%
Central (Other)73.1%67.7%78.0%
Richfield/Monroe/Salina83.2%77.5%87.9%
Carbon County78.2%72.4%83.2%
Emery County74.6%65.6%82.3%
Grand County60.8%51.3%70.3%
Blanding/Monticello84.4%75.7%91.2%
San Juan County (Other)49.1%36.1%62.1%
St. George54.6%51.8%57.4%
Washington Co (Other) V253.0%45.0%61.0%
Washington City53.4%48.1%58.7%
Hurricane/La Verkin57.2%51.8%62.6%
Ivins/Santa Clara59.2%51.4%67.0%
Cedar City75.4%72.1%78.5%
Southwest LHD (Other)71.6%66.1%76.7%
State of Utah75.9%75.5%76.3%

Data Notes

Percentage of mothers of live born infants where prenatal care was reported to have been received in the first trimester (births where prenatal care was unreported were counted in the denominator).   [[br]] [[br]] Note: Utah Small Area represents area of mother's residence. [[br]] [[br]] A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/resource/Guidelines.html].

Data Source

Utah Birth Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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