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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Prenatal Care

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.

Prenatal Care in the First Trimester of Pregnancy by Local Health District, Utah, 2017

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Data Source

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

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.

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 *Inadequate weight gain during pregnancy

How Are We Doing?

The percentage of women entering prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy steadily increased from 71.6% in 2009 to 77.0% in 2017.

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.

Healthy People Objective: 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

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 10/18/2018

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Content updated: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:03:27 MDT