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Complete Health Indicator Report of Pregnancy Intention - Title X/NM Family Planning Program

Definition

The percentage of female Title X clients in a specific or any age group who seek family planning services and are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.

Numerator

The count of female Title X clients in a specific or any age group who seek family planning services and are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.

Denominator

The population of female Title X clients in the age group per year.

Data Interpretation Issues

The pregnancy intention rate includes women who present for Title X family planning services who are either pregnant or intend to become pregnant.

Why Is This Important?

In 2016, there were 24,503 births to NM resident mothers (a birth rate of 11.6 births per 1,000), compared to the 27,795 births in 2010 (a birth rate of 13.5 births per 1,000). In 2013, 50.8% of NM women who had a live birth indicated that their pregnancy was unintended. Higher proportions of young (75.3%), American Indian (63%), and Hispanic (51.3%) women, and those with high school education or less (67.4%) had unintended pregnancies. Among mothers not trying to get pregnant, 47.4% were not using any method of contraception to prevent pregnancy (NM-IBIS, 2017). The most common reasons for not utilizing contraception were: not minding a pregnancy; thinking a pregnancy could not occur; or, having a husband or partner who did not want to use birth control (NM Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System [PRAMS], 2013).

Healthy People Objective: FP-8, Reduce pregnancy rates among adolescent females

U.S. Target: Not applicable, see subobjectives in this category

How Are We Doing?

The age-group with the highest pregnancy/seeking pregnancy rate is the 25-29 year age-group, with as much as one in five women receiving Title X services reporting pregnancy or the intent to become pregnant (rates from 2010 to 2014 were all above 20%). When a woman who is pregnant or intends to become pregnant seeks Title X services, she is provided with prenatal vitamins and a referral to the NM WIC program (for the special supplemental food program and other benefits). The pregnancy/pregnancy intention rate has been steadily decreasing since 2013 (17%) to the current rate of 10% (in 2017).

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

The US pregnant/seeking pregnancy percentage between 2007 and 2016 (the most recent year with data available) has been between 8% and 9%. For NM, the rate fluctuates from 9% (in 2008) and 18% in 2010, with the most recent data (from 2017) at 10%.

What Is Being Done?

The NM Family Planning Program refers pregnant women and women seeking to pregnancy to the NM Women, Infants, and Children Program for the special supplemental food program, breastfeeding support, and nutrition programming for pregnant and post-partum mothers and their children aged 5 years and younger.

Available Services

The NM Family Planning Program refers pregnant women and women seeking to pregnancy to the NM Women, Infants, and Children Program for the special supplemental food program, breastfeeding support, and nutrition programming for pregnant and post-partum mothers and their children aged 5 years and younger.

Health Program Information

New Mexico Department of Health Family Planning Program [https://nmhealth.org/about/phd/fhb/fpp/] New Mexico Department of Health WIC Program [https://nmhealth.org/about/phd/fhb/wic/]


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Pregnancy Intention by Year, New Mexico 2017

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Pregnancy IntentYearPercentage of Clients
Record Count: 11
Seeking Pregnancy200712.0%
Seeking Pregnancy20089.0%
Seeking Pregnancy200911.0%
Seeking Pregnancy201018.0%
Seeking Pregnancy201117.0%
Seeking Pregnancy201216.0%
Seeking Pregnancy201317.0%
Seeking Pregnancy201416.0%
Seeking Pregnancy201513.0%
Seeking Pregnancy201612.0%
Seeking Pregnancy201710.0%


Pregnancy Intention by Age Group, New Mexico 2017

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Pregnancy IntentAge GroupPercentage of Clients
Record Count: 6
Seeking PregnancyLess than 19 yrs10.0%
Seeking Pregnancy20 to 24 yrs16.0%
Seeking Pregnancy25 to 29 yrs17.0%
Seeking Pregnancy30 to 34 yrs16.0%
Seeking Pregnancy35 to 39 yrs12.0%
Seeking Pregnancy40 + yrs10.0%

References and Community Resources

Power to Decide: the Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy[https://powertodecide.org/] OPA: Office of Population Affairs [https://www.opa-fpclinicdb.com/] Bedsider Birth Control [https://www.bedsider.org/] Sex in the (Non) City: Teen Childbearing in Rural America [http://thenationalcampaign.org/resource/sex-non-city] Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT data center[http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/] National Center for Health Statistics [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/teen-births.htm] Guttmacher Institute: Pregnancies, Births and Abortions Among Adolescents and Young Women in the United States, 2013: National and State Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity [https://www.guttmacher.org/report/us-adolescent-pregnancy-trends-2013]

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 09/04/2018, Published on 05/08/2019
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Content updated: Wed, 8 May 2019 16:30:59 MDT