Maternal & Child Health Data

Delayed Or No Prenatal Care, 2017

Definition: No or delayed prenatal care gives the percentage of mothers who, on their child’s birth certificate, report not receiving prenatal care before their third trimester or at all in 2017. In 2003, states and other jurisdictions began to transition to a new version of the standard birth certificate and the last states switched over in 2014. These percentages exclude births categorized as “not stated,” “not on certificate,” or “excluded” from the total number of births (i.e., the denominator).

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics. (2017). Natality public-use data 2007-2017 [CDC WONDER Online Database, February 2019]. Retrieved from