About the National Data
Baseline: 76.4 percent of pregnant females received early and adequate prenatal care in 2018
Target: 80.5 percent
Percentage point improvement
The Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index (APNCU) is a measure of prenatal care utilization that combines the month of pregnancy prenatal care began with the number of prenatal visits. Rates can be classified as "intensive use," "adequate," "intermediate," or "less than adequate." For this measure, adequate prenatal care is defined as a score of either "adequate" or "intensive use."
A discussion of the APNCU has been published.
Additional resources about the objective
1. Effect size h=0.1 was chosen to correspond with 10% improvement from a baseline of 50%.