Maternal and Infant Health Indicators - Essex County

2009-2011

Indicator Data Links 3 Year Total County Rate NYS Rate Sig.Dif. NYS Rate exc NYC Sig.Dif. County Ranking
Group
Percentage of births
% of births to women aged 25 years and older without a high school education (Table) (Trend) (Map) 39 6.0 14.6 Yes 10.4 Yes 1st
% of births to out-of-wedlock mothers (Table) (Trend) (Map) 347 34.6 41.5 Yes 38.2 No 1st
% of births that were first births (Table) (Trend) (Map) 422 42.1 43.3 No 41.3 No 3rd
% of births that were multiple births (Table) (Trend) (Map) 64 6.4 3.9 Yes 4.2 Yes 4th
% of births with early (1st trimester) prenatal care (Table) (Trend) (Map) 717 72.7 72.4 No 74.3 No 3rd
% of births with late (3rd trimester) or no prenatal care (Table) (Trend) (Map) 29 2.9 5.6 Yes 4.1 No 1st
% of births with adequate prenatal care (Kotelchuck) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 698 71.4 65.9 Yes 67.6 No 2nd
WIC indicators
% of pregnant women in WIC with early (1st trimester) prenatal care (2008-2010) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 582 91.7 85.6 No 86.1 No 1st
% of pregnant women in WIC who were pre-pregnancy underweight (BMI less than 18.5) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 34 5.4 4.7 No 4.1 No 4th
% of pregnant women in WIC who were pre-pregnancy overweight but not obese (BMI 25-less than 30) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 137 21.6 26.6 Yes 26.3 Yes 1st
% of pregnant women in WIC who were pre-pregnancy obese (BMI 30 or higher) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 184 29.0 24.2 Yes 28.0 No 2nd
% of pregnant women in WIC with anemia in 3rd trimester (2008-2010) (Table) (Map) N/A s 37.3 N/A 35.4 N/A N/A
% of pregnant women in WIC with gestational weight gain greater than ideal (2008-2010) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 313 52.1 39.9 Yes 44.9 Yes 4th
% of pregnant women in WIC with gestational diabetes (2008-2010) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 47 7.9 5.4 Yes 5.7 No 4th
% of pregnant women in WIC with hypertension during pregnancy (2008-2010) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 93 15.5 7.2 Yes 9.0 Yes 4th
% of WIC mothers breastfeeding at least 6 months (Table) (Trend) (Map) 91 20.2 38.3 Yes 27.9 Yes 2nd
% of infants fed any breast milk in delivery hospital (Table) (Trend) (Map) 731 75.6 77.8 No 72.6 No 2nd
% of infants fed exclusively breast milk in delivery hospital (Table) (Trend) (Map) 651 67.3 40.5 Yes 49.2 Yes 1st
% of births delivered by cesarean section (Table) (Trend) (Map) 319 31.8 34.4 No 36.0 Yes 2nd
Mortality rate per 1,000 live births
Infant (less than 1 year) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 3 3.0* 5.1 No 5.6 No 1st
Neonatal (less than 28 days) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 2 2.0* 3.5 No 4.0 No 1st
Post-neonatal (1 month to 1 year) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 1 1.0* 1.6 No 1.6 No 2nd
Fetal death (20 weeks gestation or more) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 1 0.9* 6.9 Yes 4.6 No 1st
Perinatal (20 weeks gestation to less than 28 days of life) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 4 3.6* 10.4 Yes 8.7 No 1st
Perinatal (28 weeks gestation to less than 7 days of life) (Table) (Trend) (Map) 10 8.9 5.5 No 5.5 No 4th
Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births + (Table) (Trend) (Map) 1 99.8* 22.4 No 19.3 No 4th
Low birthweight indicators
% very low birthweight (less than 1.5 kg) births (Table) (Trend) (Map) 14 1.4 1.5 No 1.5 No 3rd
% very low birthweight (less than 1.5kg) singleton births (Table) (Trend) (Map) 6 0.6* 1.1 No 1.0 No 1st
% low birthweight (less than 2.5 kg) births (Table) (Trend) (Map) 75 7.5 8.2 No 7.8 No 3rd
% low birthweight (less than 2.5kg) singleton births (Table) (Trend) (Map) 47 5.0 6.2 No 5.7 No 2nd
% of premature births by gestational age
less than 32 weeks gestation (Table) (Trend) (Map) 19 2.0 1.9 No 1.9 No 3rd
32 - less than 37 weeks gestation (Table) (Trend) (Map) 73 7.5 9.6 Yes 9.2 No 1st
less than 37 weeks gestation (Table) (Trend) (Map) 92 9.4 11.6 No 11.1 No 1st
% of births with a 5 minute APGAR less than 6 (Table) (Trend) (Map) 10 1.0 0.6 No 0.7 No 4th
Newborn drug-related discharge rate per 10,000 newborn discharges (Table) (Trend) (Map) 5 65.1* 72.6 No 89.6 No 2nd

N/A: Data not available

*: Fewer than 10 events in the numerator, therefore the rate is unstable

s: Data do not meet reporting criteria

~ Definition for this indicator has changed. See: Technical Notes

+: Definition of Maternal Mortality has changed. See: Technical Notes

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