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Health Highlight Report for Torrance County

Prenatal Care in the First Trimester: Percentage with First Trimester Prenatal Care, 2017

  • Torrance County
    62.9%
    95% Confidence Interval (55.2% - 70.6%)
    Statistical StabilityStable
    New Mexico
    63.8%
    U.S.
    77.3%
  • Torrance County Compared to State

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    Description of Dashboard Gauge

    Description of the Dashboard Gauge

    This "dashboard" type graphic is based on the community data on the right. It compares the community value on this indicator to the state overall value.
    • Excellent = The community's value on this indicator is BETTER than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.
    • Watch = The community's value is BETTER than state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Improvement Needed = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, but the difference IS NOT statistically significant.
    • Reason for Concern = The community's value on this indicator is WORSE than the state value, and the difference IS statistically significant.

    The community value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the community's 95% confidence interval. If the community's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."
    NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the community's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the community and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a community should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the community number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.

Why Is This Important?

Prenatal care is the health care a woman gets while she is pregnant. Health care providers recommend that women begin prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy. Regular, recommended prenatal care reduces the risk of pregnancy-related complications for the mother and infant and increases a woman's chances of having healthy baby at full term.

What Is Being Done?

NM is one of six states participating in the Collaborative Innovations Networks (COIIN). This was a national effort focusing on Safe Sleep, Smoking Cessation, Interconception Care, Perinatal Regionalization, and reducing non-medically indicated C-sections and inductions before 39 weeks. NM was selected as one of four states to participate in the National Governor's Association Initiative to improve birth outcomes in 2013. This initiative involves key leadership from the Governor's Office, Department of Health, University of NM, NM Primary Care Association, NM Hospital Association, March of Dimes, Managed Care Organizations, CYFD, members of the provider community and other key stakeholders working together to align efforts toward improving birth outcomes.

Healthy People Objective MICH-10.1:

Prenatal care beginning in first trimester
U.S. Target: 77.9 percent

Data Sources

Birth Certificate Data, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics (BVRHS), New Mexico Department of Health.   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database (http://wonder.cdc.gov).  

Measure Description for Prenatal Care in the First Trimester

Definition: The percentage of live births in the reporting period for which prenatal care was received in the first trimester.
Numerator: Number of live births in the reporting period for which prenatal care was received in the first trimester.
Denominator: Total number of live births in the reporting period. (Births where prenatal care was unreported were counted in the denominator.)

Indicator Profile Report

Prenatal Care in the First Trimester (exits this report)

Date Content Last Updated

11/05/2018
The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site (http://ibis.health.state.nm.us). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Thu, 22 August 2019 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.health.state.nm.us".

Content updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:52:53 MDT