Birth outcomes and utilization of prenatal care continues to show significant disparities among different groups of the Commonwealth's residents, in particular racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities. In 2000, there were large differences in regards to teen births, low birthweight, breastfeeding, and utilization of prenatal care. For instance, 83.2% of non-Hispanic white women received adequate prenatal care, in contrast with 65.8% of non-Hispanic black mothers, 67.0% of Hispanic mothers, and 71.6% of Asian mothers.

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This information is provided by the Early Interventions Partnerships Program within the Department of Public Health.