Children & Youth
Prenatal Care

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Source: New York State Department of Health

What does this measure?

The number of births to women who initiated prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy (before 13 weeks gestation), expressed as a percentage of all live births.

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, 80% of mothers in the 9-county region reported receiving early prenatal care, 3 percentage points higher than the statewide rate. The rate in our region has remained between 76% and 80% throughout the decade, higher than the state's rates. Mothers in Yates reported the lowest prenatal care in the region, 54% in 2016, up 4 points from the prior year. Mothers in Monroe and Ontario reported the highest prenatal care in the region at 83%. In the City of Rochester, 74% of births were to women accessing early prenatal care, below the regional figure but up from 63% in 2000.

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
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
United States71%72%75%
NYS73%73%74%75%75%75%74%74%72%73%73%73%74%75%75%76%77%
NYS (excluding NYC)79%78%78%78%78%78%76%75%75%75%76%76%76%77%78%79%79%
Region77%77%76%76%79%77%76%76%76%76%78%77%77%78%79%79%80%
Monroe77%77%76%77%79%78%77%77%77%78%80%78%79%80%80%81%83%
Surrounding Counties76%77%76%76%77%75%76%75%74%73%76%75%74%75%77%76%76%
Genesee69%74%76%72%75%75%74%73%73%80%76%80%76%73%78%86%81%
Livingston80%80%81%82%80%80%80%82%75%79%81%77%80%77%78%81%79%
Ontario82%84%79%81%81%79%80%80%78%76%78%79%82%83%85%82%83%
Orleans76%76%76%78%79%79%77%73%79%77%78%78%73%78%80%81%82%
Seneca73%71%70%70%70%67%71%70%66%65%66%62%68%72%68%64%65%
Wayne75%76%74%75%75%72%74%73%71%70%76%74%72%74%76%69%70%
Wyoming82%84%80%77%84%81%84%80%79%80%81%79%81%76%80%83%79%
Yates58%59%58%59%65%58%52%55%59%53%56%54%47%55%49%50%54%
Rochester63%62%61%63%66%65%64%65%67%67%70%68%69%72%71%73%74%

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. National data is not comparable prior to 2014.




Mothers Receiving Early Prenatal Care
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
United States2,824,6072,854,0652,956,775
NYS172,615172,108175,032180,872175,196174,854174,252174,949165,931167,503169,191167,091171,805171,098172,848174,363174,289
NYS (excluding NYC)101,88197,47096,79297,52492,00692,11390,80689,01086,91586,78887,23884,88088,20088,55389,21589,71190,415
Region10,4009,9359,6759,8519,6789,5029,7219,4129,4489,2999,4438,8679,2889,5999,7219,5459,507
Monroe6,6326,2196,0876,2386,1246,0216,1315,8766,0575,9386,0945,6646,0196,2646,2516,1806,229
Surrounding Counties3,7683,7163,5883,6133,5543,4813,5903,5363,3913,3613,3493,2033,2693,3353,4703,3653,278
Genesee456498475431434483421463422482453410443412464469455
Livingston499478512481475471489472419427436408374379385402392
Ontario866883809870807805859841824744760754819822885808790
Orleans383334346337341311334309308318317292286315331356323
Seneca244249241239229236249256237233246229232274259230226
Wayne827761713773772692778708720657672673665682709642622
Wyoming344349343320348317310326296319296280296286301298306
Yates149164149162148166150161165181169157154165136160164
Rochester2,0211,8521,8301,8641,8501,8631,9481,9951,9622,0292,0781,9092,0492,2412,1582,0861,959

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Number of live births for which mothers received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester of pregnancy. National data is not comparable prior to 2014.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 80% 2016 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 7% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.0 2014-16 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.7% 2015 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 20% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2013-17 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 18 2016 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.1 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 14 2016 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2016 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $1,368 2017 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $76 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 81% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Voter Participation Rate 58% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Registered Library Borrowers 63% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 6.0 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 1.7% 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2013-17 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.9% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $54,972 2013-17 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 14% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 2.6% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 26% 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 16% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
EITC Dollars $177 2016 1 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs 0.5% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2017 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2017 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2017 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 5% 2017 2 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2017 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 3% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2017 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 73% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,538 2017 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 44% 2017 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $22,208 2017 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $15,778 2017 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English 43% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 48% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 41% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 45% 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 78% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 85% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 87% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.4 2016 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 685 2016 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 52 2017 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 17 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 104 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2016 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 132 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2016 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 3 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $133,156 2013-17 1 -1
Decreasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2017 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $827 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2013-17 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 30% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 34% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2013-17 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2013-17 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 10% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 214 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 28 2017 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 54 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 13.7 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2015 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 197.7 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2017 0 10 Not Applicable*
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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