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PRENATAL CARE, LOW BIRTH WEIGHT AND BIRTHS TO WOMEN UNDER 18

Percentage of Infants Born at Low Birth Weight, Women Receiving First Trimester Prenatal Care, and Births to Women Under 18, by State and Race of Mother: 2002

Source (I.8 and V.1): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

States

Low Birthweight

Early Prenatal Care

Births Under 18

All**

NH White

NH Black

All**

NH White

NH Black

All**

White*

Black*

Hispanic

United States

7.8

6.9

13.4

83.7

88.6

75.2

3.6

3.1

6.9

5.6

Alabama

9.9

7.9

14.3

83.3

90.0

73.6

5.2

3.8

8.4

5.6

Alaska

5.8

4.6

10.1

80.3

83.5

84.6

3.4

2.2

#

5.1

Arizona

6.8

6.7

12.2

76.5

87.2

77.4

4.8

4.7

5.9

7.3

Arkansas

8.6

7.5

13.6

79.6

83.7

70.4

5.1

4.1

9.0

5.6

California

6.4

6.0

11.6

86.4

90.4

83.0

3.3

3.5

4.7

4.9

Colorado

8.9

8.6

14.6

79.1

86.2

70.7

3.7

3.6

6.4

7.4

Connecticut

7.8

6.7

12.7

88.3

92.2

82.1

2.5

2.1

5.4

7.2

Delaware

9.9

8.3

15.0

87.1

91.1

82.3

3.7

2.5

7.7

5.5

District of Columbia

11.6

6.1

14.5

76.4

90.8

70.6

4.9

1.8

6.9

4.2

Florida

8.4

7.3

12.8

85.4

89.8

77.0

3.8

3.1

6.6

4.0

Georgia

8.9

7.0

13.3

84.7

90.5

78.9

4.4

3.4

6.8

4.9

Hawaii

8.3

6.9

10.9

83.9

89.1

94.7

2.5

0.7

#

3.9

Idaho

6.1

6.0

#

82.1

84.3

81.3

2.9

2.8

#

6.1

Illinois

8.2

7.0

14.3

84.9

90.8

74.2

3.5

2.6

8.7

4.8

Indiana

7.6

7.0

13.0

81.4

84.5

69.7

3.6

3.1

7.8

4.8

Iowa

6.6

6.5

10.2

88.8

90.4

78.3

2.8

2.5

8.9

5.6

Kansas

7.0

6.7

12.4

86.8

90.0

79.6

3.4

3.1

7.1

6.9

Kentucky

8.6

8.0

14.4

86.8

88.0

80.7

4.0

3.8

6.6

4.2

Louisiana

10.4

7.6

14.6

83.8

90.7

74.7

5.4

3.2

8.6

3.7

Maine

6.3

6.3

#

87.9

88.3

72.5

2.4

2.4

#

#

Maryland

9.0

7.0

13.2

84.1

90.8

76.5

3.3

2.1

5.9

3.8

Massachusetts

7.5

6.7

12.1

89.9

92.7

79.2

1.9

1.7

3.9

6.4

Michigan

8.0

6.7

14.0

85.6

89.4

71.2

3.1

2.4

6.9

5.7

Minnesota

6.3

5.7

10.8

85.5

89.8

70.1

2.4

1.8

6.3

6.0

Mississippi

11.2

8.2

15.2

83.8

90.7

76.1

6.2

4.0

9.0

5.3

Missouri

8.0

7.0

13.9

87.8

89.9

79.7

3.7

3.0

8.2

5.3

Montana

6.8

6.7

#

83.7

86.4

68.8

3.4

2.7

#

6.5

Nebraska

7.2

6.8

13.7

83.4

87.0

70.4

2.9

2.4

9.3

6.1

Nevada

7.5

7.0

14.6

75.9

85.3

70.5

3.8

3.6

6.8

5.6

New Hampshire

6.3

6.5

#

91.5

92.2

79.7

1.5

1.6

#

#

New Jersey

8.0

6.9

13.3

80.3

89.0

63.8

2.3

1.7

5.7

4.4

New Mexico

8.0

7.8

14.3

69.0

76.8

68.6

6.2

6.4

5.1

8.6

New York

7.9

6.5

12.3

81.6

88.2

71.9

2.5

2.1

4.6

4.4

North Carolina

9.0

7.6

14.1

84.3

90.9

75.5

4.2

3.2

7.3

5.4

North Dakota

6.3

6.0

#

86.1

88.9

81.6

2.2

1.5

#

#

Ohio

8.3

7.3

13.9

87.8

89.8

78.9

3.4

2.7

7.8

5.8

Oklahoma

8.0

7.5

13.8

76.8

80.8

69.3

4.7

4.1

7.3

6.9

Oregon

5.8

5.7

9.8

81.6

84.6

75.8

3.0

2.9

7.1

5.5

Pennsylvania

8.2

7.0

14.1

84.6

88.0

71.1

3.2

2.3

8.6

8.0

Rhode Island

7.9

7.4

11.1

89.6

92.4

79.2

3.2

2.9

5.0

7.1

South Carolina

10.0

7.6

14.8

78.4

84.7

70.3

4.6

3.3

7.4

4.9

South Dakota

7.2

7.0

#

77.7

82.4

61.2

2.9

1.9

#

#

Tennessee

9.2

7.9

14.5

82.8

87.8

72.3

4.4

3.5

7.9

5.4

Texas

7.7

7.1

12.8

80.5

87.8

76.7

5.3

5.2

7.2

7.1

Utah

6.4

6.3

15.7

79.5

83.6

58.4

2.1

2.0

#

5.0

Vermont

6.4

6.6

#

88.9

89.2

71.1

2.1

2.1

#

#

Virginia

7.9

6.5

12.6

85.2

90.7

76.6

2.9

2.1

6.2

3.2

Washington

5.9

5.5

10.4

83.4

86.0

77.8

2.8

2.8

4.0

6.0

West Virginia

9.0

8.7

14.2

85.9

86.4

75.5

3.7

3.6

7.1

#

Wisconsin

6.6

5.9

13.3

84.3

88.2

71.4

2.9

2.0

10.2

6.1

Wyoming

8.4

8.3

#

84.9

86.0

78.8

3.4

3.1

#

4.8

# Figure data does not meet standards of reliability or precision.

*Includes Hispanic.

**Includes races other than White and Black.

NH - Non-Hispanic.