|Note:||The Kessner Index is a
classification of prenatal care based on the month of pregnancy in which prenatal care
began, the number of prenatal
visits and the length of pregnancy (i.e. for shorter pregnancies, fewer prenatal visits
constitute adequate care.)
Percents are calculated by using the corresponding numbers of total births ancestry and level of prenatal care as denominators.
Records with race not stated are included only in the "All Races" column. Records with unknown level of prenatal care are included only in the "total" row.
Asterisk (*) indicates that data do not meet standards of reliability or precision. Care should be taken in drawing inferences from rates based on small numbers of events or a small population base. These rates tend to exhibit considerable variation which may negate their usefulness for comparative purposes.
|Source:||2017 Michigan Geocoded Birth File, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services|