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Indiana State Department of Health

Maternal & Child Health (MCH) > Statistics by County > MCH County Wide Statistics - Howard MCH County Wide Statistics - Howard

Description 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Mortality              
# Fetal Deaths (FD) 10 5 8 9 9 10 9
# Neonatal Deaths (ND) 7 5 5 5 4 0 6
# Perinatal Deaths (PD) 17 10 13 14 13 10 15
# Post Neonatal Deaths (PND) 2 4 3 1 5 3 4
# Infant Deaths 9 9 8 6 9 3 10
Natality              
# Pregnancies 1,371 1,224 1,335 1,244 1,181 1,229 1,245
# Live Births 1,218 1,119 1,217 1,143 1,089 1,115 1,131
# Unmarried Mothers(UM) 450 409 474 470 504 487 519
# Smoked During Pregnancy* 274 256 295 277 262 233 274
% Smoked During Pregnancy* 22.5 22.9 24.2 24.2 24.1 20.9 24.2
# Teen Pregnancies (age 15-19) 161 169 179 148 176 122 162
# Low Birthweight (less than 2500 grams) 100 80 101 85 104 82 90
    County Percent 8.2 7.1 8.3 7.4 9.6 7.4 8.0
    State Percent 7.6 7.6 7.9 8.1 8.3 8.2 8.5
# Preterm Births 92 129 101 89 110 86 82
    County Percent 7.6 7.4 8.3 7.8 10.1 7.7 8.0
    State Percent 9.1 9.4; 9.9 10.2 10.5 10.3 10.8
Health Care Risk              
# Began PNC in 1st Trimester* 990 960 1,036 917 895 899 748
% Began PNC in 1st Trimester* 81.3 85.8 85.1 80.2 82.2 80.6 66.1
Notes:
Preterm = Less than 37 weeks gestation; PNC = Prenatal care

Source: Indiana State Department of Health, HHOSC, Maternal and Child Health, and Children’s Special Health Care Services. Original data from: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center, Data Analysis Team.

*Because of birth certificate revisions, 2007 data on prenatal care and tobacco use are not strictly comparable with data from prior years. Please see the Preface in the 2007 Indiana Natality Report for more detailed information.