Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
74.7 percent (2020)

80.5 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

76.4 percent of pregnant females received early and adequate prenatal care in 2018

Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive early and adequate prenatal care

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Prenatal care is most effective when it starts early and continues throughout pregnancy. It can help prevent and address health problems in both mothers and babies. Interventions to increase access to health care can help more women get the prenatal care they need.