Birth Profile for Alaska

2009
  2009 2007-2009
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,317 100.0 6,809 100.0 2,956 100.0 33,808 100.0 20,611 100.0 8,620 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 8 0.1 3 0.0 2 0.1 17 0.1 5 0.0 9 0.1
15-19 1,106 9.8 466 6.8 473 16.0 3,355 9.9 1,437 7.0 1,426 16.5
20-24 3,145 27.8 1,662 24.4 1,028 34.8 9,811 29.0 5,452 26.5 3,039 35.3
25-29 3,405 30.1 2,221 32.6 777 26.3 9,964 29.5 6,515 31.6 2,215 25.7
30-34 2,263 20.0 1,549 22.8 418 14.1 6,541 19.4 4,460 21.6 1,198 13.9
35-39 1,119 9.9 739 10.9 199 6.7 3,256 9.6 2,171 10.5 579 6.7
40-44 242 2.1 152 2.2 57 1.9 778 2.3 516 2.5 143 1.7
45+ 21 0.2 16 0.2 2 0.1 65 0.2 47 0.2 10 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 340 3.1 154 2.3 155 5.3 935 2.8 432 2.1 436 5.1
Reported Smoking 1,744 15.6 681 10.1 948 32.2 5,212 15.5 2,097 10.2 2,773 32.3
Unwed 4,297 38.1 1,698 25.0 1,979 66.9 12,698 37.6 5,060 24.6 5,857 68.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,486 13.7 553 8.3 773 26.9 4,596 14.0 1,787 8.8 2,297 27.4
12 Years 4,187 38.5 2,125 31.9 1,526 53.1 14,124 43.1 7,719 38.1 4,542 54.1
12+ Years 5,202 47.8 3,981 59.8 575 20.0 14,075 42.9 10,767 53.1 1,556 18.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,558 93.3 6,149 90.3 2,913 98.5 31,638 93.6 18,706 90.8 8,490 98.5
Birthing Center 390 3.4 358 5.3 21 0.7 1,094 3.2 1,009 4.9 51 0.6
Home Birth 167 1.5 151 2.2 6 0.2 538 1.6 486 2.4 27 0.3
Other Facility 72 0.6 51 0.7 9 0.3 162 0.5 120 0.6 23 0.3
Outside Alaska 130 1.1 100 1.5 7 0.2 376 1.1 290 1.4 29 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,138 74.3 4,642 71.0 2,432 83.3 24,756 75.0 14,359 71.8 7,218 84.5
Vaginal after C-Section 157 1.4 62 0.9 81 2.8 494 1.5 226 1.1 227 2.7
Primary C-Section 1,837 16.8 1,281 19.6 254 8.7 5,354 16.2 3,779 18.9 702 8.2
Repeat C-Section 826 7.5 557 8.5 154 5.3 2,392 7.2 1,648 8.2 395 4.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,290 80.3 5,226 85.1 2,091 73.0 25,591 80.1 16,609 85.3 5,887 70.2
3rd Trimester 366 3.5 148 2.4 152 5.3 1,340 4.2 550 2.8 553 6.6
No Prenatal Care 70 0.7 29 0.5 23 0.8 180 0.6 71 0.4 68 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,993 21.3 1,326 24.5 409 14.5 6,510 21.7 4,506 25.0 1,136 13.7
Adequate 3,574 38.2 2,344 43.2 844 29.8 11,144 37.2 7,560 41.9 2,322 27.9
Intermediate 2,179 23.3 1,149 21.2 797 28.2 7,022 23.4 3,903 21.6 2,322 27.9
Inadequate 1,606 17.2 602 11.1 780 27.6 5,311 17.7 2,074 11.5 2,535 30.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,245 11.0 618 9.1 409 13.9 3,578 10.6 1,879 9.1 1,110 12.9
Low Birthweight Birth 663 5.9 352 5.2 186 6.3 1,968 5.8 1,109 5.4 509 5.9
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2008
  2008 2006-2008
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,438 100.0 7,058 100.0 2,890 100.0 33,487 100.0 20,588 100.0 8,362 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.0 1 0.0 4 0.1 16 0.0 5 0.0 9 0.1
15-19 1,134 9.9 487 6.9 500 17.3 3,349 10.0 1,438 7.0 1,422 17.0
20-24 3,348 29.3 1,919 27.2 1,004 34.7 9,923 29.6 5,692 27.7 2,958 35.4
25-29 3,379 29.6 2,218 31.5 752 26.0 9,626 28.8 6,271 30.5 2,105 25.2
30-34 2,189 19.2 1,485 21.1 403 13.9 6,376 19.0 4,338 21.1 1,151 13.8
35-39 1,083 9.5 736 10.4 186 6.4 3,308 9.9 2,241 10.9 570 6.8
40-44 273 2.4 191 2.7 39 1.3 808 2.4 550 2.7 133 1.6
45+ 18 0.2 15 0.2 2 0.1 67 0.2 45 0.2 13 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 324 2.9 133 1.9 178 6.2 849 2.6 429 2.1 361 4.4
Reported Smoking 1,769 15.6 696 9.9 960 33.3 5,147 15.5 2,183 10.7 2,623 31.5
Unwed 4,290 37.6 1,748 24.8 1,971 68.3 12,443 37.2 5,035 24.5 5,696 68.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,595 14.3 621 8.9 791 28.1 4,660 14.3 1,886 9.3 2,220 27.3
12 Years 5,283 47.4 3,078 44.3 1,531 54.3 14,510 44.4 8,093 39.9 4,465 54.9
12+ Years 4,265 38.3 3,249 46.8 495 17.6 13,504 41.3 10,329 50.9 1,444 17.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,683 93.4 6,383 90.4 2,847 98.5 31,395 93.8 18,751 91.1 8,231 98.4
Birthing Center 387 3.4 359 5.1 14 0.5 1,038 3.1 953 4.6 41 0.5
Home Birth 182 1.6 168 2.4 10 0.3 575 1.7 517 2.5 33 0.4
Other Facility 57 0.5 44 0.6 7 0.2 119 0.4 81 0.4 29 0.3
Outside Alaska 129 1.1 104 1.5 12 0.4 360 1.1 286 1.4 28 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,450 75.4 5,019 72.8 2,415 84.3 24,740 75.3 14,499 72.1 7,048 84.9
Vaginal after C-Section 169 1.5 82 1.2 74 2.6 497 1.5 233 1.2 227 2.7
Primary C-Section 1,785 15.9 1,239 18.0 248 8.7 5,305 16.1 3,748 18.6 678 8.2
Repeat C-Section 799 7.1 550 8.0 127 4.4 2,316 7.0 1,642 8.2 352 4.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,716 79.8 5,788 85.4 1,909 67.7 25,989 80.5 17,010 85.2 5,705 70.0
3rd Trimester 476 4.4 195 2.9 198 7.0 1,468 4.5 649 3.3 564 6.9
No Prenatal Care 64 0.6 26 0.4 23 0.8 155 0.5 56 0.3 66 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,182 21.1 1,542 24.2 367 13.1 6,894 22.3 4,833 25.5 1,109 13.7
Adequate 3,764 36.3 2,586 40.7 759 27.2 11,522 37.3 7,878 41.6 2,279 28.1
Intermediate 2,525 24.4 1,477 23.2 776 27.8 7,038 22.8 3,993 21.1 2,212 27.3
Inadequate 1,885 18.2 755 11.9 890 31.9 5,405 17.5 2,228 11.8 2,499 30.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,183 10.4 628 8.9 376 13.0 3,568 10.7 1,969 9.6 1,024 12.3
Low Birthweight Birth 682 6.0 375 5.3 190 6.6 1,957 5.9 1,154 5.6 458 5.5
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2007
  2007 2005-2007
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,053 100.0 6,744 100.0 2,774 100.0 32,501 100.0 19,960 100.0 8,176 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 4 0.0 1 0.0 3 0.1 24 0.1 7 0.0 15 0.2
15-19 1,115 10.1 484 7.2 453 16.3 3,253 10.0 1,422 7.1 1,351 16.5
20-24 3,318 30.0 1,871 27.7 1,007 36.3 9,623 29.6 5,528 27.7 2,871 35.1
25-29 3,180 28.8 2,076 30.8 686 24.7 9,153 28.2 5,918 29.7 2,047 25.0
30-34 2,089 18.9 1,426 21.1 377 13.6 6,247 19.2 4,275 21.4 1,130 13.8
35-39 1,054 9.5 696 10.3 194 7.0 3,279 10.1 2,213 11.1 585 7.2
40-44 263 2.4 173 2.6 47 1.7 840 2.6 550 2.8 156 1.9
45+ 26 0.2 16 0.2 6 0.2 71 0.2 41 0.2 20 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 271 2.5 145 2.2 103 3.8 744 2.3 406 2.1 282 3.5
Reported Smoking 1,699 15.5 720 10.7 865 31.4 5,053 15.6 2,199 11.1 2,506 30.8
Unwed 4,111 37.3 1,614 24.0 1,907 68.8 11,917 36.7 4,810 24.1 5,444 66.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,515 14.1 613 9.2 733 27.1 4,574 14.4 1,880 9.6 2,160 27.2
12 Years 4,654 43.2 2,516 37.7 1,485 54.9 13,549 42.7 7,367 37.4 4,347 54.7
12+ Years 4,608 42.8 3,537 53.1 486 18.0 13,634 42.9 10,432 53.0 1,438 18.1
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,397 94.1 6,174 91.5 2,730 98.4 30,487 93.8 18,211 91.2 8,041 98.3
Birthing Center 317 2.9 292 4.3 16 0.6 993 3.1 910 4.6 42 0.5
Home Birth 189 1.7 167 2.5 11 0.4 589 1.8 516 2.6 38 0.5
Other Facility 33 0.3 25 0.4 7 0.3 92 0.3 53 0.3 33 0.4
Outside Alaska 117 1.1 86 1.3 10 0.4 340 1.0 270 1.4 22 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,168 75.4 4,698 71.4 2,371 86.0 24,129 75.5 14,123 72.2 6,922 85.2
Vaginal after C-Section 168 1.6 82 1.2 72 2.6 503 1.6 229 1.2 233 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,732 16.0 1,259 19.1 200 7.3 5,029 15.7 3,565 18.2 627 7.7
Repeat C-Section 767 7.1 541 8.2 114 4.1 2,302 7.2 1,643 8.4 345 4.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,585 80.3 5,595 85.3 1,887 69.9 25,485 80.7 16,594 85.1 5,702 71.4
3rd Trimester 498 4.7 207 3.2 203 7.5 1,450 4.6 666 3.4 528 6.6
No Prenatal Care 46 0.4 16 0.3 22 0.8 132 0.4 44 0.2 63 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,335 22.7 1,638 26.2 360 13.4 7,098 23.5 4,957 26.7 1,184 14.9
Adequate 3,806 37.0 2,630 42.0 719 26.7 11,611 38.4 7,884 42.5 2,321 29.2
Intermediate 2,318 22.6 1,277 20.4 749 27.8 6,460 21.3 3,608 19.4 2,110 26.6
Inadequate 1,820 17.7 717 11.5 865 32.1 5,095 16.8 2,120 11.4 2,332 29.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,150 10.4 633 9.4 325 11.7 3,508 10.8 1,963 9.9 971 11.9
Low Birthweight Birth 623 5.7 382 5.7 133 4.8 1,905 5.9 1,146 5.8 404 5.0
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2006
  2006 2004-2006
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,996 100.0 6,786 100.0 2,698 100.0 31,784 100.0 19,696 100.0 7,979 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 7 0.1 3 0.0 2 0.1 29 0.1 9 0.0 17 0.2
15-19 1,100 10.0 467 6.9 469 17.4 3,212 10.1 1,441 7.3 1,346 16.9
20-24 3,257 29.6 1,902 28.0 947 35.1 9,330 29.4 5,422 27.5 2,738 34.3
25-29 3,067 27.9 1,977 29.1 667 24.7 8,701 27.4 5,632 28.6 1,962 24.6
30-34 2,098 19.1 1,427 21.0 371 13.8 6,270 19.7 4,329 22.0 1,146 14.4
35-39 1,171 10.7 809 11.9 190 7.0 3,319 10.4 2,263 11.5 588 7.4
40-44 272 2.5 186 2.7 47 1.7 836 2.6 548 2.8 161 2.0
45+ 23 0.2 14 0.2 5 0.2 72 0.2 42 0.2 20 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 254 2.3 151 2.3 80 3.0 673 2.1 342 1.8 287 3.6
Reported Smoking 1,679 15.4 767 11.4 798 29.7 4,979 15.8 2,220 11.3 2,431 30.6
Unwed 4,042 36.8 1,673 24.7 1,818 67.4 11,380 35.8 4,695 23.9 5,170 64.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,550 14.4 652 9.7 696 26.7 4,429 14.4 1,802 9.5 2,114 27.2
12 Years 4,573 42.5 2,499 37.3 1,449 55.6 12,991 42.4 7,071 37.1 4,219 54.3
12+ Years 4,631 43.1 3,543 52.9 463 17.8 13,252 43.2 10,191 53.5 1,430 18.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,315 93.8 6,194 91.3 2,654 98.4 29,826 93.8 17,996 91.4 7,851 98.4
Birthing Center 334 3.0 302 4.5 11 0.4 983 3.1 897 4.6 43 0.5
Home Birth 204 1.9 182 2.7 12 0.4 583 1.8 513 2.6 34 0.4
Other Facility 29 0.3 12 0.2 15 0.6 75 0.2 33 0.2 35 0.4
Outside Alaska 114 1.0 96 1.4 6 0.2 317 1.0 257 1.3 16 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,122 75.1 4,782 71.9 2,262 84.3 23,894 76.1 14,231 73.3 6,715 84.6
Vaginal after C-Section 160 1.5 69 1.0 81 3.0 495 1.6 218 1.1 231 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,788 16.5 1,250 18.8 230 8.6 4,781 15.2 3,379 17.4 643 8.1
Repeat C-Section 750 6.9 551 8.3 111 4.1 2,215 7.1 1,585 8.2 344 4.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,688 81.3 5,627 84.9 1,909 72.7 24,824 81.0 16,293 85.3 5,567 71.8
3rd Trimester 494 4.6 247 3.7 163 6.2 1,367 4.5 679 3.6 460 5.9
No Prenatal Care 45 0.4 14 0.2 21 0.8 133 0.5 43 0.2 63 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,377 23.2 1,653 26.2 382 14.6 6,952 23.9 4,927 27.5 1,148 14.9
Adequate 3,952 38.7 2,662 42.2 801 30.6 11,380 39.1 7,741 43.1 2,301 29.9
Intermediate 2,195 21.5 1,239 19.6 687 26.3 5,938 20.4 3,257 18.2 2,036 26.5
Inadequate 1,700 16.6 756 12.0 744 28.5 4,815 16.6 2,017 11.2 2,209 28.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,235 11.3 708 10.4 323 12.0 3,440 10.9 1,958 10.0 944 11.9
Low Birthweight Birth 652 5.9 397 5.9 135 5.0 1,899 6.0 1,119 5.7 428 5.4
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2005
  2005 2003-2005
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,452 100.0 6,430 100.0 2,704 100.0 30,874 100.0 19,295 100.0 7,741 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 13 0.1 3 0.0 10 0.4 37 0.1 10 0.1 23 0.3
15-19 1,038 9.9 471 7.3 429 15.9 3,161 10.2 1,480 7.7 1,291 16.7
20-24 3,048 29.2 1,755 27.3 917 33.9 8,980 29.1 5,237 27.2 2,614 33.8
25-29 2,906 27.8 1,865 29.0 694 25.7 8,290 26.9 5,391 28.0 1,892 24.4
30-34 2,060 19.7 1,422 22.1 382 14.1 6,246 20.2 4,373 22.7 1,130 14.6
35-39 1,054 10.1 708 11.0 201 7.4 3,201 10.4 2,169 11.3 606 7.8
40-44 305 2.9 191 3.0 62 2.3 862 2.8 574 3.0 164 2.1
45+ 22 0.2 11 0.2 9 0.3 72 0.2 46 0.2 20 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 219 2.1 110 1.7 99 3.7 622 2.0 280 1.5 315 4.1
Reported Smoking 1,675 16.1 712 11.1 843 31.3 5,006 16.4 2,260 11.8 2,429 31.5
Unwed 3,764 36.1 1,523 23.7 1,719 63.6 10,815 35.1 4,539 23.6 4,873 63.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,509 14.8 615 9.7 731 27.8 4,291 14.5 1,765 9.5 2,074 27.4
12 Years 4,322 42.3 2,352 37.2 1,413 53.7 12,400 41.8 6,787 36.5 4,071 53.8
12+ Years 4,395 43.0 3,352 53.0 489 18.6 12,967 43.7 10,032 54.0 1,417 18.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,775 93.5 5,843 90.9 2,657 98.3 29,014 94.0 17,688 91.7 7,621 98.4
Birthing Center 342 3.3 316 4.9 15 0.6 918 3.0 845 4.4 41 0.5
Home Birth 196 1.9 167 2.6 15 0.6 576 1.9 494 2.6 39 0.5
Other Facility 30 0.3 16 0.2 11 0.4 56 0.2 25 0.1 26 0.3
Outside Alaska 109 1.0 88 1.4 6 0.2 310 1.0 243 1.3 14 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,839 76.0 4,643 73.4 2,289 85.2 23,465 76.7 14,163 74.2 6,549 85.0
Vaginal after C-Section 175 1.7 78 1.2 80 3.0 491 1.6 219 1.1 221 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,509 14.6 1,056 16.7 197 7.3 4,358 14.3 3,116 16.3 582 7.6
Repeat C-Section 785 7.6 551 8.7 120 4.5 2,262 7.4 1,600 8.4 349 4.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,212 80.5 5,372 85.3 1,906 71.8 23,831 80.6 15,827 85.1 5,342 71.2
3rd Trimester 458 4.5 212 3.4 162 6.1 1,338 4.5 696 3.7 446 5.9
No Prenatal Care 41 0.4 14 0.2 20 0.8 130 0.5 53 0.3 53 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,386 24.4 1,666 27.8 442 16.7 6,857 24.7 4,926 28.6 1,141 15.4
Adequate 3,853 39.5 2,592 43.2 801 30.3 11,003 39.7 7,512 43.7 2,255 30.4
Intermediate 1,947 19.9 1,092 18.2 674 25.5 5,240 18.9 2,814 16.4 1,908 25.7
Inadequate 1,575 16.1 647 10.8 723 27.4 4,609 16.6 1,948 11.3 2,109 28.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,123 10.8 622 9.7 323 12.0 3,310 10.8 1,886 9.8 927 12.0
Low Birthweight Birth 630 6.0 367 5.7 136 5.1 1,840 6.0 1,079 5.6 442 5.7
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2004
  2004 2002-2004
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,336 100.0 6,480 100.0 2,577 100.0 30,368 100.0 19,135 100.0 7,436 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 9 0.1 3 0.0 5 0.2 40 0.1 14 0.1 20 0.3
15-19 1,074 10.4 503 7.8 448 17.4 3,188 10.5 1,524 8.0 1,277 17.2
20-24 3,025 29.3 1,765 27.3 874 33.9 8,759 28.9 5,196 27.2 2,442 32.8
25-29 2,728 26.4 1,790 27.6 601 23.3 7,995 26.4 5,197 27.2 1,816 24.4
30-34 2,112 20.4 1,480 22.9 393 15.3 6,247 20.6 4,376 22.9 1,110 14.9
35-39 1,094 10.6 746 11.5 197 7.6 3,191 10.5 2,166 11.3 605 8.1
40-44 259 2.5 171 2.6 52 2.0 851 2.8 595 3.1 150 2.0
45+ 27 0.3 17 0.3 6 0.2 64 0.2 45 0.2 14 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 200 2.0 81 1.3 108 4.2 654 2.2 269 1.4 353 4.8
Reported Smoking 1,625 15.9 741 11.5 790 30.8 5,099 17.0 2,372 12.5 2,425 32.8
Unwed 3,574 34.6 1,499 23.1 1,633 63.4 10,429 34.4 4,507 23.6 4,599 61.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,370 14.1 535 8.8 687 27.2 4,157 14.4 1,739 9.5 1,993 27.4
12 Years 4,096 42.3 2,220 36.7 1,357 53.8 12,203 42.2 6,752 36.9 3,950 54.4
12+ Years 4,226 43.6 3,296 54.5 478 19.0 12,543 43.4 9,803 53.6 1,319 18.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,736 94.2 5,959 92.0 2,540 98.6 28,626 94.3 17,620 92.1 7,335 98.6
Birthing Center 307 3.0 279 4.3 17 0.7 862 2.8 794 4.1 37 0.5
Home Birth 183 1.8 164 2.5 7 0.3 532 1.8 467 2.4 30 0.4
Other Facility 16 0.2 5 0.1 9 0.3 37 0.1 15 0.1 19 0.3
Outside Alaska 94 0.9 73 1.1 4 0.2 311 1.0 239 1.2 15 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,933 77.3 4,806 74.7 2,164 84.4 23,365 77.6 14,275 75.3 6,306 85.2
Vaginal after C-Section 160 1.6 71 1.1 70 2.7 490 1.6 222 1.2 214 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,484 14.5 1,073 16.7 216 8.4 4,117 13.7 2,958 15.6 557 7.5
Repeat C-Section 680 6.6 483 7.5 113 4.4 2,135 7.1 1,515 8.0 324 4.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,924 81.1 5,294 85.7 1,752 71.0 23,269 80.6 15,568 84.8 5,055 70.6
3rd Trimester 415 4.2 220 3.6 135 5.5 1,284 4.4 694 3.8 432 6.0
No Prenatal Care 47 0.5 15 0.3 22 0.9 133 0.5 60 0.4 49 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,189 24.1 1,608 28.5 324 13.3 6,679 24.8 4,780 28.3 1,116 15.9
Adequate 3,575 39.3 2,487 44.1 699 28.6 10,718 39.8 7,439 44.0 2,090 29.7
Intermediate 1,796 19.7 926 16.4 675 27.7 5,059 18.8 2,711 16.1 1,799 25.6
Inadequate 1,540 16.9 614 10.9 742 30.4 4,495 16.7 1,958 11.6 2,035 28.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,082 10.5 628 9.7 298 11.6 3,160 10.5 1,780 9.3 903 12.2
Low Birthweight Birth 617 6.0 355 5.5 157 6.1 1,787 5.9 1,028 5.4 448 6.0
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2003
  2003 2001-2003
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,086 100.0 6,385 100.0 2,460 100.0 30,037 100.0 18,967 100.0 7,355 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.1 4 0.1 8 0.3 46 0.2 16 0.1 25 0.3
15-19 1,049 10.4 506 7.9 414 16.8 3,169 10.6 1,499 7.9 1,278 17.4
20-24 2,907 28.9 1,717 26.9 823 33.5 8,505 28.3 5,052 26.7 2,369 32.2
25-29 2,656 26.4 1,736 27.2 597 24.3 7,920 26.4 5,148 27.2 1,811 24.6
30-34 2,074 20.6 1,471 23.1 355 14.4 6,222 20.7 4,380 23.1 1,082 14.7
35-39 1,053 10.5 715 11.2 208 8.5 3,226 10.8 2,198 11.6 629 8.6
40-44 298 3.0 212 3.3 50 2.0 863 2.9 616 3.3 145 2.0
45+ 23 0.2 18 0.3 5 0.2 55 0.2 37 0.2 14 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 203 2.0 89 1.4 108 4.4 714 2.4 293 1.6 389 5.3
Reported Smoking 1,706 17.1 807 12.7 796 32.5 5,199 17.5 2,443 13.0 2,442 33.4
Unwed 3,477 34.6 1,517 23.8 1,521 61.8 10,133 33.8 4,410 23.3 4,447 60.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,412 14.5 615 9.9 656 27.3 4,107 14.2 1,738 9.4 1,945 27.3
12 Years 3,982 40.9 2,215 35.6 1,301 54.1 12,447 43.1 7,013 38.1 3,979 55.8
12+ Years 4,346 44.6 3,384 54.5 450 18.7 12,322 42.7 9,669 52.5 1,210 17.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,503 94.2 5,886 92.2 2,424 98.5 28,350 94.4 17,512 92.3 7,260 98.7
Birthing Center 269 2.7 250 3.9 9 0.4 849 2.8 781 4.1 33 0.4
Home Birth 197 2.0 163 2.6 17 0.7 486 1.6 419 2.2 28 0.4
Other Facility 10 0.1 4 0.1 6 0.2 34 0.1 15 0.1 18 0.2
Outside Alaska 107 1.1 82 1.3 4 0.2 318 1.1 240 1.3 16 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,693 76.8 4,714 74.4 2,096 85.5 23,181 78.0 14,232 75.9 6,234 85.3
Vaginal after C-Section 156 1.6 70 1.1 71 2.9 550 1.9 265 1.4 236 3.2
Primary C-Section 1,365 13.6 987 15.6 169 6.9 3,840 12.9 2,735 14.6 534 7.3
Repeat C-Section 797 8.0 566 8.9 116 4.7 2,133 7.2 1,520 8.1 306 4.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,695 80.1 5,161 84.2 1,684 70.8 23,139 80.5 15,466 84.4 5,020 71.0
3rd Trimester 465 4.8 264 4.3 149 6.3 1,248 4.3 648 3.5 457 6.5
No Prenatal Care 42 0.5 24 0.4 11 0.5 134 0.5 63 0.4 52 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,282 25.8 1,652 29.7 375 16.1 6,785 25.1 4,764 28.0 1,255 18.1
Adequate 3,575 40.4 2,433 43.7 755 32.4 10,943 40.5 7,579 44.5 2,119 30.5
Intermediate 1,497 16.9 796 14.3 559 24.0 4,935 18.3 2,725 16.0 1,638 23.6
Inadequate 1,494 16.9 687 12.3 644 27.6 4,357 16.1 1,966 11.5 1,926 27.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,105 11.1 636 10.0 306 12.5 3,085 10.3 1,680 8.9 936 12.8
Low Birthweight Birth 593 5.9 357 5.6 149 6.1 1,734 5.8 995 5.3 436 6.0
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2002
  2002 2000-2002
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,946 100.0 6,270 100.0 2,399 100.0 29,928 100.0 18,881 100.0 7,348 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 16 0.2 7 0.1 7 0.3 44 0.1 18 0.1 18 0.2
15-19 1,065 10.7 515 8.2 415 17.3 3,278 11.0 1,554 8.2 1,307 17.8
20-24 2,827 28.5 1,714 27.4 745 31.1 8,302 27.8 4,976 26.4 2,290 31.2
25-29 2,611 26.3 1,671 26.7 618 25.8 7,973 26.7 5,193 27.5 1,830 24.9
30-34 2,061 20.8 1,425 22.8 362 15.1 6,183 20.7 4,285 22.7 1,104 15.0
35-39 1,044 10.5 705 11.3 200 8.3 3,235 10.8 2,221 11.8 632 8.6
40-44 294 3.0 212 3.4 48 2.0 844 2.8 589 3.1 152 2.1
45+ 14 0.1 10 0.2 3 0.1 45 0.2 27 0.1 13 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 251 2.6 99 1.6 137 5.8 775 2.6 310 1.7 426 5.9
Reported Smoking 1,768 18.0 824 13.2 839 35.1 5,325 18.0 2,531 13.5 2,474 33.9
Unwed 3,378 34.1 1,491 23.8 1,445 60.3 9,947 33.3 4,364 23.2 4,304 58.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,375 14.5 589 9.8 650 27.9 4,048 14.1 1,684 9.2 1,922 27.1
12 Years 4,125 43.6 2,317 38.4 1,292 55.4 12,655 43.9 7,209 39.2 3,983 56.1
12+ Years 3,971 41.9 3,123 51.8 391 16.8 12,107 42.0 9,502 51.7 1,193 16.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,387 94.4 5,775 92.1 2,371 98.8 28,251 94.4 17,429 92.3 7,250 98.7
Birthing Center 286 2.9 265 4.2 11 0.5 869 2.9 798 4.2 34 0.5
Home Birth 152 1.5 140 2.2 6 0.3 426 1.4 383 2.0 17 0.2
Other Facility 11 0.1 6 0.1 4 0.2 52 0.2 19 0.1 31 0.4
Outside Alaska 110 1.1 84 1.3 7 0.3 330 1.1 252 1.3 16 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,739 78.7 4,755 76.7 2,046 85.8 23,360 79.2 14,371 77.3 6,230 85.5
Vaginal after C-Section 174 1.8 81 1.3 73 3.1 624 2.1 318 1.7 253 3.5
Primary C-Section 1,268 12.9 898 14.5 172 7.2 3,625 12.3 2,553 13.7 537 7.4
Repeat C-Section 658 6.7 466 7.5 95 4.0 1,884 6.4 1,347 7.2 270 3.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,650 80.5 5,113 84.4 1,619 70.2 23,239 80.6 15,527 84.6 5,019 70.9
3rd Trimester 404 4.2 210 3.5 148 6.4 1,194 4.1 541 2.9 510 7.2
No Prenatal Care 44 0.5 21 0.4 16 0.7 133 0.5 54 0.3 60 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,208 24.5 1,520 26.7 417 18.4 6,926 25.1 4,754 27.2 1,362 19.5
Adequate 3,568 39.6 2,519 44.3 636 28.1 11,321 41.0 7,948 45.5 2,093 30.0
Intermediate 1,766 19.6 989 17.4 565 24.9 5,037 18.2 2,827 16.2 1,580 22.6
Inadequate 1,461 16.2 657 11.6 649 28.6 4,340 15.7 1,921 11.0 1,948 27.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 973 9.8 516 8.3 299 12.6 2,992 10.0 1,613 8.6 923 12.6
Low Birthweight Birth 577 5.8 316 5.1 142 5.9 1,700 5.7 943 5.0 428 5.9
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2001
  2001 1999-2001
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,005 100.0 6,312 100.0 2,496 100.0 29,944 100.0 19,086 100.0 7,376 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.2 5 0.1 10 0.4 45 0.2 17 0.1 19 0.3
15-19 1,055 10.6 478 7.6 449 18.0 3,335 11.1 1,597 8.4 1,314 17.8
20-24 2,771 27.7 1,621 25.7 801 32.1 8,184 27.3 4,923 25.8 2,276 30.9
25-29 2,653 26.5 1,741 27.6 596 23.9 8,131 27.2 5,395 28.3 1,829 24.8
30-34 2,087 20.9 1,484 23.5 365 14.6 6,084 20.3 4,254 22.3 1,127 15.3
35-39 1,129 11.3 778 12.3 221 8.9 3,288 11.0 2,299 12.1 637 8.6
40-44 271 2.7 192 3.0 47 1.9 807 2.7 551 2.9 161 2.2
45+ 18 0.2 9 0.1 6 0.2 51 0.2 35 0.2 12 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 260 2.6 105 1.7 144 5.9 872 3.0 362 1.9 472 6.5
Reported Smoking 1,725 17.4 812 13.0 807 32.7 5,331 18.0 2,581 13.6 2,453 33.6
Unwed 3,278 32.9 1,402 22.3 1,481 59.5 9,867 33.0 4,380 23.0 4,276 58.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,320 13.7 534 8.6 639 26.7 4,000 13.8 1,716 9.2 1,862 26.3
12 Years 4,340 44.9 2,481 40.2 1,386 57.9 12,724 43.8 7,305 39.0 4,003 56.5
12+ Years 4,005 41.4 3,162 51.2 369 15.4 12,324 42.4 9,719 51.9 1,224 17.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,460 94.6 5,851 92.7 2,465 98.8 28,180 94.1 17,578 92.1 7,254 98.3
Birthing Center 294 2.9 266 4.2 13 0.5 881 2.9 812 4.3 31 0.4
Home Birth 137 1.4 116 1.8 5 0.2 459 1.5 415 2.2 16 0.2
Other Facility 13 0.1 5 0.1 8 0.3 77 0.3 16 0.1 59 0.8
Outside Alaska 101 1.0 74 1.2 5 0.2 347 1.2 265 1.4 16 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,749 78.6 4,763 76.6 2,092 84.6 23,740 80.5 14,787 78.7 6,293 86.1
Vaginal after C-Section 220 2.2 114 1.8 92 3.7 697 2.4 375 2.0 256 3.5
Primary C-Section 1,207 12.2 850 13.7 193 7.8 3,315 11.2 2,358 12.5 507 6.9
Repeat C-Section 678 6.9 488 7.9 95 3.8 1,750 5.9 1,269 6.8 256 3.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,794 80.9 5,192 84.6 1,717 72.1 23,400 80.4 15,685 84.0 5,129 71.7
3rd Trimester 379 3.9 174 2.8 160 6.7 1,216 4.2 555 3.0 522 7.3
No Prenatal Care 48 0.5 18 0.3 25 1.1 136 0.5 60 0.3 59 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,295 25.0 1,592 27.5 463 19.8 7,418 26.1 5,150 28.4 1,412 19.9
Adequate 3,800 41.4 2,627 45.4 728 31.1 11,740 41.4 8,341 46.0 2,129 30.1
Intermediate 1,672 18.2 940 16.3 514 22.0 4,822 17.0 2,644 14.6 1,616 22.8
Inadequate 1,402 15.3 622 10.8 633 27.1 4,388 15.5 1,991 11.0 1,924 27.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,007 10.1 528 8.4 331 13.3 3,090 10.4 1,720 9.0 926 12.6
Low Birthweight Birth 564 5.7 322 5.1 145 5.9 1,695 5.7 962 5.1 431 5.9
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

2000
  2000 1998-2000
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,977 100.0 6,299 100.0 2,453 100.0 29,865 100.0 19,377 100.0 7,290 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 13 0.1 6 0.1 1 0.0 41 0.1 14 0.1 18 0.2
15-19 1,158 11.6 561 8.9 443 18.1 3,382 11.3 1,706 8.8 1,278 17.5
20-24 2,704 27.1 1,641 26.1 744 30.3 8,069 27.0 4,947 25.5 2,226 30.5
25-29 2,709 27.2 1,781 28.3 616 25.1 8,225 27.6 5,592 28.9 1,807 24.8
30-34 2,035 20.4 1,376 21.9 377 15.4 6,075 20.4 4,231 21.8 1,179 16.2
35-39 1,062 10.6 738 11.7 211 8.6 3,215 10.8 2,282 11.8 617 8.5
40-44 279 2.8 185 2.9 57 2.3 796 2.7 553 2.9 158 2.2
45+ 13 0.1 8 0.1 4 0.2 48 0.2 40 0.2 7 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 264 2.7 106 1.7 145 6.0 972 3.3 391 2.0 545 7.6
Reported Smoking 1,832 18.6 895 14.3 828 34.0 5,423 18.3 2,701 14.0 2,480 34.3
Unwed 3,291 33.1 1,471 23.4 1,378 56.5 9,673 32.5 4,418 22.8 4,167 57.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,353 14.0 561 9.1 633 26.7 3,968 13.7 1,767 9.3 1,825 26.1
12 Years 4,190 43.3 2,411 39.0 1,305 55.0 12,533 43.1 7,271 38.2 3,954 56.5
12+ Years 4,131 42.7 3,217 52.0 433 18.3 12,564 43.2 10,015 52.6 1,221 17.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,404 94.3 5,803 92.1 2,414 98.4 28,118 94.2 17,878 92.3 7,146 98.0
Birthing Center 289 2.9 267 4.2 10 0.4 825 2.8 771 4.0 25 0.3
Home Birth 137 1.4 127 2.0 6 0.2 472 1.6 435 2.2 21 0.3
Other Facility 28 0.3 8 0.1 19 0.8 96 0.3 16 0.1 77 1.1
Outside Alaska 119 1.2 94 1.5 4 0.2 354 1.2 277 1.4 21 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,872 80.3 4,853 78.6 2,092 86.0 24,045 81.6 15,289 80.0 6,270 86.7
Vaginal after C-Section 230 2.3 123 2.0 88 3.6 783 2.7 446 2.3 269 3.7
Primary C-Section 1,150 11.7 805 13.0 172 7.1 3,008 10.2 2,153 11.3 474 6.6
Repeat C-Section 548 5.6 393 6.4 80 3.3 1,640 5.6 1,228 6.4 216 3.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,795 80.6 5,222 84.9 1,683 70.3 23,593 80.8 15,960 83.8 5,217 73.4
3rd Trimester 411 4.2 157 2.6 202 8.4 1,217 4.2 593 3.1 491 6.9
No Prenatal Care 41 0.4 15 0.3 19 0.8 139 0.5 68 0.4 52 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,423 25.6 1,642 27.4 482 20.3 7,828 27.1 5,557 29.5 1,368 19.4
Adequate 3,953 41.8 2,802 46.8 729 30.7 11,859 41.0 8,546 45.3 2,146 30.4
Intermediate 1,599 16.9 898 15.0 501 21.1 4,782 16.5 2,633 14.0 1,678 23.8
Inadequate 1,477 15.6 642 10.7 666 28.0 4,450 15.4 2,123 11.3 1,864 26.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,012 10.2 569 9.1 293 12.0 3,085 10.4 1,769 9.2 930 12.8
Low Birthweight Birth 559 5.6 305 4.8 141 5.8 1,721 5.8 1,007 5.2 431 5.9
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

1999
  1999 1997-1999
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,962 100.0 6,475 100.0 2,427 100.0 29,851 100.0 19,650 100.0 7,232 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 17 0.2 6 0.1 8 0.3 47 0.2 12 0.1 29 0.4
15-19 1,122 11.3 558 8.6 422 17.4 3,323 11.1 1,738 8.9 1,214 16.8
20-24 2,709 27.2 1,661 25.7 731 30.1 8,016 26.9 4,970 25.3 2,200 30.4
25-29 2,769 27.8 1,873 29.0 617 25.4 8,221 27.6 5,713 29.1 1,736 24.0
30-34 1,962 19.7 1,394 21.6 385 15.9 6,178 20.7 4,304 21.9 1,276 17.6
35-39 1,097 11.0 783 12.1 205 8.4 3,264 10.9 2,316 11.8 636 8.8
40-44 257 2.6 174 2.7 57 2.3 740 2.5 543 2.8 134 1.9
45+ 20 0.2 18 0.3 2 0.1 46 0.2 40 0.2 6 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 348 3.5 151 2.4 183 7.6 1,079 3.7 431 2.2 611 8.5
Reported Smoking 1,774 17.9 874 13.6 818 34.0 5,505 18.5 2,793 14.3 2,500 34.7
Unwed 3,298 33.2 1,507 23.3 1,417 58.5 9,421 31.6 4,358 22.2 4,084 56.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,327 13.7 621 9.7 590 25.4 4,025 13.8 1,859 9.6 1,813 25.9
12 Years 4,194 43.2 2,413 37.9 1,312 56.5 12,483 42.7 7,272 37.6 3,960 56.7
12+ Years 4,188 43.1 3,340 52.4 422 18.2 12,708 43.5 10,228 52.8 1,217 17.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,316 93.5 5,924 91.5 2,375 97.9 28,139 94.3 18,211 92.7 7,067 97.7
Birthing Center 298 3.0 279 4.3 8 0.3 710 2.4 666 3.4 18 0.2
Home Birth 185 1.9 172 2.7 5 0.2 510 1.7 469 2.4 22 0.3
Other Facility 36 0.4 3 0.0 32 1.3 123 0.4 17 0.1 100 1.4
Outside Alaska 127 1.3 97 1.5 7 0.3 369 1.2 287 1.5 25 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,119 82.4 5,171 80.8 2,109 87.6 24,109 81.5 15,525 79.7 6,280 87.4
Vaginal after C-Section 247 2.5 138 2.2 76 3.2 844 2.9 499 2.6 273 3.8
Primary C-Section 958 9.7 703 11.0 142 5.9 2,957 10.0 2,168 11.1 452 6.3
Repeat C-Section 524 5.3 388 6.1 81 3.4 1,676 5.7 1,294 6.6 183 2.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,811 79.9 5,271 82.6 1,729 72.8 23,731 81.0 16,112 83.2 5,343 75.6
3rd Trimester 426 4.4 224 3.5 160 6.7 1,166 4.0 624 3.2 417 5.9
No Prenatal Care 47 0.5 27 0.4 15 0.6 156 0.5 81 0.4 53 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,700 27.7 1,916 30.1 467 19.7 8,113 27.7 5,837 30.2 1,393 19.8
Adequate 3,987 40.9 2,912 45.8 672 28.4 11,965 40.9 8,711 45.0 2,131 30.3
Intermediate 1,551 15.9 806 12.7 601 25.4 4,746 16.2 2,574 13.3 1,758 25.0
Inadequate 1,509 15.5 727 11.4 625 26.4 4,436 15.2 2,235 11.5 1,745 24.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,071 10.8 623 9.7 302 12.5 3,093 10.4 1,776 9.1 964 13.4
Low Birthweight Birth 572 5.8 335 5.2 145 6.0 1,742 5.9 1,054 5.4 428 5.9
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

1998
  1998 1996-1998
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,926 100.0 6,603 100.0 2,410 100.0 29,936 100.0 19,869 100.0 7,211 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 11 0.1 2 0.0 9 0.4 46 0.2 10 0.1 30 0.4
15-19 1,102 11.1 587 8.9 413 17.1 3,295 11.0 1,780 9.0 1,178 16.3
20-24 2,656 26.8 1,645 24.9 751 31.2 7,969 26.6 5,002 25.2 2,183 30.3
25-29 2,747 27.7 1,938 29.4 574 23.8 8,185 27.4 5,728 28.8 1,704 23.6
30-34 2,078 20.9 1,461 22.1 417 17.3 6,411 21.4 4,448 22.4 1,361 18.9
35-39 1,056 10.6 761 11.5 201 8.3 3,231 10.8 2,290 11.5 632 8.8
40-44 260 2.6 194 2.9 44 1.8 748 2.5 572 2.9 114 1.6
45+ 15 0.2 14 0.2 1 0.0 36 0.1 29 0.1 5 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 360 3.7 134 2.1 217 9.1 1,172 4.0 455 2.3 683 9.5
Reported Smoking 1,817 18.4 932 14.2 834 34.8 5,786 19.4 2,983 15.1 2,598 36.1
Unwed 3,084 31.1 1,440 21.9 1,372 57.0 9,230 30.9 4,322 21.8 4,011 55.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,288 13.3 585 9.0 602 26.1 4,082 13.9 1,897 9.7 1,849 26.3
12 Years 4,149 42.9 2,447 37.7 1,337 58.0 12,525 42.6 7,357 37.6 3,987 56.7
12+ Years 4,245 43.8 3,458 53.3 366 15.9 12,777 43.5 10,324 52.7 1,195 17.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,398 94.7 6,151 93.2 2,357 97.8 28,308 94.6 18,505 93.1 7,042 97.7
Birthing Center 238 2.4 225 3.4 7 0.3 598 2.0 565 2.8 14 0.2
Home Birth 150 1.5 136 2.1 10 0.4 532 1.8 487 2.5 29 0.4
Other Facility 32 0.3 5 0.1 26 1.1 135 0.5 26 0.1 102 1.4
Outside Alaska 108 1.1 86 1.3 10 0.4 363 1.2 286 1.4 24 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,054 81.9 5,265 80.5 2,069 86.6 24,003 80.6 15,522 78.5 6,283 87.4
Vaginal after C-Section 306 3.1 185 2.8 105 4.4 916 3.1 579 2.9 267 3.7
Primary C-Section 900 9.2 645 9.9 160 6.7 3,085 10.4 2,270 11.5 480 6.7
Repeat C-Section 568 5.8 447 6.8 55 2.3 1,762 5.9 1,399 7.1 156 2.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,987 82.0 5,467 84.0 1,805 77.0 23,967 81.4 16,377 83.5 5,399 76.5
3rd Trimester 380 3.9 212 3.3 129 5.5 1,019 3.5 528 2.7 380 5.4
No Prenatal Care 51 0.5 26 0.4 18 0.8 164 0.6 85 0.4 56 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,705 27.8 1,999 30.7 419 18.1 8,206 27.9 5,855 29.9 1,511 21.5
Adequate 3,919 40.3 2,832 43.5 745 32.2 12,140 41.3 8,830 45.0 2,196 31.3
Intermediate 1,632 16.8 929 14.3 576 24.9 4,784 16.3 2,734 13.9 1,656 23.6
Inadequate 1,464 15.1 754 11.6 573 24.8 4,284 14.6 2,193 11.2 1,661 23.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,002 10.1 577 8.8 335 13.9 3,019 10.1 1,711 8.6 992 13.8
Low Birthweight Birth 590 6.0 367 5.6 145 6.0 1,715 5.7 1,048 5.3 415 5.8
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

1997
  1997 1995-1997
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,963 100.0 6,572 100.0 2,395 100.0 30,233 100.0 20,237 100.0 7,104 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 19 0.2 4 0.1 12 0.5 50 0.2 15 0.1 28 0.4
15-19 1,099 11.0 593 9.0 379 15.8 3,322 11.0 1,788 8.8 1,171 16.5
20-24 2,651 26.6 1,664 25.3 718 30.0 8,075 26.7 5,158 25.5 2,124 29.9
25-29 2,705 27.2 1,902 29.0 545 22.8 8,194 27.1 5,731 28.3 1,694 23.9
30-34 2,138 21.5 1,449 22.1 474 19.8 6,576 21.8 4,610 22.8 1,361 19.2
35-39 1,111 11.2 772 11.8 230 9.6 3,240 10.7 2,332 11.5 609 8.6
40-44 223 2.2 175 2.7 33 1.4 724 2.4 567 2.8 106 1.5
45+ 11 0.1 8 0.1 3 0.1 30 0.1 22 0.1 5 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 371 3.8 146 2.2 211 8.8 1,250 4.2 480 2.4 734 10.4
Reported Smoking 1,914 19.3 987 15.1 848 35.5 5,930 19.7 3,113 15.4 2,597 36.6
Unwed 3,039 30.6 1,411 21.5 1,295 54.1 9,197 30.5 4,367 21.6 3,904 55.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,410 14.4 653 10.1 621 26.3 4,138 13.9 1,980 9.9 1,800 25.9
12 Years 4,140 42.1 2,412 37.1 1,311 55.5 12,577 42.3 7,456 37.4 3,901 56.2
12+ Years 4,275 43.5 3,430 52.8 429 18.2 12,992 43.7 10,515 52.7 1,242 17.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,425 94.6 6,136 93.4 2,335 97.5 28,633 94.7 18,901 93.4 6,936 97.6
Birthing Center 174 1.7 162 2.5 3 0.1 493 1.6 464 2.3 10 0.1
Home Birth 175 1.8 161 2.4 7 0.3 599 2.0 559 2.8 27 0.4
Other Facility 55 0.6 9 0.1 42 1.8 142 0.5 27 0.1 109 1.5
Outside Alaska 134 1.3 104 1.6 8 0.3 366 1.2 286 1.4 22 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,936 80.1 5,089 77.8 2,102 87.9 24,385 80.9 15,893 78.7 6,272 88.3
Vaginal after C-Section 291 2.9 176 2.7 92 3.8 884 2.9 588 2.9 222 3.1
Primary C-Section 1,099 11.1 820 12.5 150 6.3 3,165 10.5 2,358 11.7 452 6.4
Repeat C-Section 584 5.9 459 7.0 47 2.0 1,705 5.7 1,347 6.7 154 2.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,933 81.1 5,374 83.0 1,809 77.0 24,452 82.0 16,839 84.2 5,345 76.5
3rd Trimester 360 3.7 188 2.9 128 5.4 932 3.1 477 2.4 360 5.2
No Prenatal Care 58 0.6 28 0.4 20 0.9 151 0.5 78 0.4 55 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,708 27.7 1,922 29.7 507 21.6 8,202 27.5 5,667 28.4 1,738 24.9
Adequate 4,059 41.4 2,967 45.8 714 30.4 13,022 43.7 9,566 47.9 2,227 31.9
Intermediate 1,563 16.0 839 12.9 581 24.7 4,529 15.2 2,652 13.3 1,484 21.2
Inadequate 1,463 14.9 754 11.6 547 23.3 4,023 13.5 2,090 10.5 1,535 22.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,020 10.3 576 8.8 327 13.7 2,929 9.7 1,678 8.3 929 13.1
Low Birthweight Birth 580 5.8 352 5.4 138 5.8 1,667 5.5 1,032 5.1 380 5.4
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

1996
  1996 1994-1996
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,047 100.0 6,694 100.0 2,406 100.0 30,952 100.0 21,011 100.0 7,055 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 16 0.2 4 0.1 9 0.4 50 0.2 20 0.1 25 0.4
15-19 1,094 10.9 600 9.0 386 16.1 3,428 11.1 1,890 9.0 1,180 16.7
20-24 2,662 26.5 1,693 25.3 714 29.7 8,313 26.9 5,429 25.9 2,099 29.8
25-29 2,733 27.2 1,888 28.2 585 24.3 8,371 27.1 5,819 27.7 1,733 24.6
30-34 2,195 21.9 1,538 23.0 470 19.6 6,794 22.0 4,883 23.3 1,327 18.8
35-39 1,064 10.6 757 11.3 201 8.4 3,239 10.5 2,404 11.4 561 8.0
40-44 265 2.6 203 3.0 37 1.5 704 2.3 532 2.5 118 1.7
45+ 10 0.1 7 0.1 1 0.0 29 0.1 21 0.1 4 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 441 4.4 175 2.6 255 10.6 1,581 5.2 615 3.0 934 13.3
Reported Smoking 2,055 20.5 1,064 15.9 916 38.1 6,318 20.5 3,439 16.4 2,662 37.8
Unwed 3,107 31.0 1,471 22.0 1,344 55.9 9,278 30.0 4,513 21.5 3,885 55.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,384 14.0 659 10.0 626 26.5 4,285 14.1 2,159 10.4 1,785 26.1
12 Years 4,236 42.9 2,498 37.9 1,339 56.6 12,629 41.6 7,618 36.8 3,811 55.8
12+ Years 4,257 43.1 3,436 52.1 400 16.9 13,435 44.3 10,930 52.8 1,239 18.1
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,485 94.4 6,218 92.9 2,350 97.7 29,407 95.0 19,719 93.9 6,895 97.7
Birthing Center 186 1.9 178 2.7 4 0.2 320 1.0 303 1.4 7 0.1
Home Birth 207 2.1 190 2.8 12 0.5 650 2.1 598 2.8 35 0.5
Other Facility 48 0.5 12 0.2 34 1.4 203 0.7 102 0.5 93 1.3
Outside Alaska 121 1.2 96 1.4 6 0.2 372 1.2 289 1.4 25 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,013 79.9 5,168 77.3 2,112 87.8 24,971 80.9 16,484 78.6 6,243 88.5
Vaginal after C-Section 319 3.2 218 3.3 70 2.9 954 3.1 682 3.3 195 2.8
Primary C-Section 1,086 10.8 805 12.0 170 7.1 3,220 10.4 2,424 11.6 463 6.6
Repeat C-Section 610 6.1 493 7.4 54 2.2 1,738 5.6 1,380 6.6 154 2.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,047 81.2 5,536 83.6 1,785 75.4 25,488 83.3 17,766 85.3 5,381 77.3
3rd Trimester 279 2.8 128 1.9 123 5.2 821 2.7 441 2.1 306 4.4
No Prenatal Care 55 0.6 31 0.5 18 0.8 151 0.5 80 0.4 54 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,793 28.2 1,934 29.2 585 24.8 8,449 27.7 5,684 27.4 1,969 28.4
Adequate 4,162 42.0 3,031 45.8 737 31.2 13,925 45.6 10,335 49.8 2,257 32.5
Intermediate 1,589 16.0 966 14.6 499 21.1 4,407 14.4 2,746 13.2 1,308 18.9
Inadequate 1,357 13.7 685 10.4 541 22.9 3,744 12.3 2,003 9.6 1,400 20.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 997 10.0 558 8.4 330 13.8 2,864 9.3 1,646 7.9 893 12.7
Low Birthweight Birth 545 5.4 329 4.9 132 5.5 1,674 5.4 1,045 5.0 377 5.4
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

1995
  1995 1993-1995
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,223 100.0 6,971 100.0 2,303 100.0 31,995 100.0 21,830 100.0 7,110 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.1 7 0.1 7 0.3 46 0.1 18 0.1 22 0.3
15-19 1,129 11.1 595 8.5 406 17.6 3,512 11.0 1,937 8.9 1,190 16.7
20-24 2,762 27.0 1,801 25.9 692 30.1 8,702 27.2 5,799 26.6 2,088 29.4
25-29 2,756 27.0 1,941 27.9 564 24.5 8,786 27.5 6,087 27.9 1,816 25.6
30-34 2,243 22.0 1,623 23.3 417 18.1 6,989 21.9 5,038 23.1 1,319 18.6
35-39 1,065 10.4 803 11.5 178 7.7 3,264 10.2 2,425 11.1 557 7.8
40-44 236 2.3 189 2.7 36 1.6 648 2.0 492 2.3 110 1.5
45+ 9 0.1 7 0.1 1 0.0 23 0.1 18 0.1 3 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 438 4.3 159 2.3 268 11.7 2,007 6.3 802 3.7 1,155 16.4
Reported Smoking 1,961 19.3 1,062 15.3 833 36.3 6,642 20.8 3,710 17.1 2,696 38.0
Unwed 3,051 29.9 1,485 21.3 1,265 55.0 9,275 29.0 4,551 20.9 3,852 54.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,344 13.4 668 9.7 553 24.9 4,533 14.4 2,353 10.9 1,804 26.2
12 Years 4,201 42.0 2,546 37.1 1,251 56.4 12,870 41.0 7,839 36.4 3,788 55.1
12+ Years 4,460 44.6 3,649 53.2 413 18.6 13,984 44.6 11,336 52.7 1,287 18.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,723 95.1 6,547 93.9 2,251 97.7 30,395 95.0 20,500 93.9 6,942 97.6
Birthing Center 133 1.3 124 1.8 3 0.1 200 0.6 182 0.8 7 0.1
Home Birth 217 2.1 208 3.0 8 0.3 713 2.2 651 3.0 40 0.6
Other Facility 39 0.4 6 0.1 33 1.4 255 0.8 154 0.7 94 1.3
Outside Alaska 111 1.1 86 1.2 8 0.3 432 1.4 343 1.6 27 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,436 82.7 5,636 81.0 2,058 89.4 25,854 81.2 17,138 78.9 6,347 89.4
Vaginal after C-Section 274 2.7 194 2.8 60 2.6 1,012 3.2 734 3.4 190 2.7
Primary C-Section 980 9.6 733 10.5 132 5.7 3,257 10.2 2,492 11.5 419 5.9
Repeat C-Section 511 5.0 395 5.7 53 2.3 1,721 5.4 1,358 6.3 144 2.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,472 83.7 5,929 85.9 1,751 77.0 26,617 84.0 18,655 86.1 5,443 77.5
3rd Trimester 293 2.9 161 2.3 109 4.8 767 2.4 410 1.9 284 4.0
No Prenatal Care 38 0.4 19 0.3 17 0.7 171 0.5 86 0.4 67 1.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,701 26.8 1,811 26.3 646 28.4 8,810 27.9 5,817 27.0 2,136 30.6
Adequate 4,801 47.6 3,568 51.9 776 34.1 14,747 46.7 11,017 51.0 2,306 33.0
Intermediate 1,377 13.7 847 12.3 404 17.8 4,400 13.9 2,819 13.1 1,213 17.4
Inadequate 1,203 11.9 651 9.5 447 19.7 3,597 11.4 1,929 8.9 1,323 19.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 912 8.9 544 7.8 272 11.8 2,896 9.1 1,675 7.7 868 12.2
Low Birthweight Birth 542 5.3 351 5.0 110 4.8 1,675 5.3 1,052 4.8 360 5.1
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

1994
  1994 1992-1994
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,682 100.0 7,346 100.0 2,346 100.0 33,499 100.0 22,779 100.0 7,504 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 19 0.2 9 0.1 9 0.4 52 0.2 19 0.1 27 0.4
15-19 1,205 11.3 695 9.5 388 16.6 3,638 10.9 2,062 9.1 1,206 16.1
20-24 2,889 27.1 1,935 26.4 693 29.6 9,184 27.4 6,111 26.8 2,224 29.7
25-29 2,882 27.0 1,990 27.1 584 24.9 9,360 28.0 6,378 28.0 2,010 26.8
30-34 2,356 22.1 1,722 23.5 440 18.8 7,288 21.8 5,247 23.0 1,357 18.1
35-39 1,110 10.4 844 11.5 182 7.8 3,332 10.0 2,491 10.9 557 7.4
40-44 203 1.9 140 1.9 45 1.9 601 1.8 440 1.9 115 1.5
45+ 10 0.1 7 0.1 2 0.1 22 0.1 18 0.1 3 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 702 6.6 281 3.9 411 17.7 2,573 7.8 1,076 4.8 1,437 19.3
Reported Smoking 2,302 21.6 1,313 17.9 913 39.1 7,400 22.2 4,132 18.2 2,995 40.1
Unwed 3,120 29.2 1,557 21.2 1,276 54.4 9,432 28.2 4,568 20.1 4,011 53.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,557 14.9 832 11.5 606 26.9 4,947 15.0 2,564 11.4 2,010 27.5
12 Years 4,192 40.0 2,574 35.5 1,221 54.2 13,453 40.8 8,211 36.5 3,949 54.1
12+ Years 4,718 45.1 3,845 53.0 426 18.9 14,574 44.2 11,751 52.2 1,345 18.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,199 95.5 6,954 94.7 2,294 97.8 31,786 94.9 21,374 93.8 7,320 97.5
Birthing Center 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 181 0.5 160 0.7 4 0.1
Home Birth 226 2.1 200 2.7 15 0.6 774 2.3 693 3.0 50 0.7
Other Facility 116 1.1 84 1.1 26 1.1 299 0.9 183 0.8 104 1.4
Outside Alaska 140 1.3 107 1.5 11 0.5 459 1.4 369 1.6 26 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,522 80.0 5,680 77.5 2,073 88.4 26,713 80.4 17,599 77.9 6,662 89.1
Vaginal after C-Section 361 3.4 270 3.7 65 2.8 1,143 3.4 814 3.6 231 3.1
Primary C-Section 1,154 10.8 886 12.1 161 6.9 3,487 10.5 2,679 11.9 431 5.8
Repeat C-Section 617 5.8 492 6.7 47 2.0 1,899 5.7 1,506 6.7 150 2.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,969 84.7 6,301 86.3 1,845 79.6 27,841 83.8 19,504 86.0 5,725 77.2
3rd Trimester 249 2.4 152 2.1 74 3.2 743 2.2 388 1.7 276 3.7
No Prenatal Care 58 0.5 30 0.4 19 0.8 202 0.6 101 0.4 76 1.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,955 28.0 1,939 26.7 738 32.1 9,222 27.9 6,040 26.8 2,256 30.7
Adequate 4,962 47.1 3,736 51.4 744 32.4 15,183 45.9 11,321 50.2 2,417 32.9
Intermediate 1,441 13.7 933 12.8 405 17.6 4,902 14.8 3,193 14.2 1,305 17.7
Inadequate 1,184 11.2 667 9.2 412 17.9 3,752 11.3 1,996 8.9 1,378 18.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 955 9.0 544 7.4 291 12.4 3,087 9.2 1,757 7.7 926 12.4
Low Birthweight Birth 587 5.5 365 5.0 135 5.8 1,707 5.1 1,040 4.6 396 5.3
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

1993
  1993 1991-1993
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,090 100.0 7,513 100.0 2,461 100.0 34,505 100.0 23,314 100.0 7,946 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 12 0.1 2 0.0 6 0.2 52 0.2 25 0.1 20 0.3
15-19 1,178 10.6 647 8.6 396 16.1 3,680 10.7 2,089 9.0 1,245 15.7
20-24 3,051 27.5 2,063 27.5 703 28.6 9,444 27.4 6,253 26.8 2,332 29.4
25-29 3,148 28.4 2,156 28.7 668 27.1 9,948 28.8 6,728 28.9 2,253 28.4
30-34 2,390 21.6 1,693 22.6 462 18.8 7,408 21.5 5,277 22.6 1,413 17.8
35-39 1,089 9.8 778 10.4 197 8.0 3,354 9.7 2,483 10.7 568 7.2
40-44 209 1.9 163 2.2 29 1.2 584 1.7 435 1.9 107 1.3
45+ 4 0.0 4 0.1 0 0.0 18 0.1 13 0.1 5 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 867 7.9 362 4.9 476 19.5 2,924 8.5 1,277 5.5 1,556 19.7
Reported Smoking 2,379 21.5 1,335 17.8 950 38.7 7,799 22.7 4,272 18.4 3,209 40.5
Unwed 3,104 28.1 1,509 20.1 1,311 53.3 9,458 27.5 4,488 19.3 4,151 52.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,632 15.0 853 11.5 645 26.8 5,091 15.0 2,589 11.2 2,137 27.4
12 Years 4,477 41.0 2,719 36.7 1,316 54.6 14,297 42.0 8,688 37.7 4,267 54.7
12+ Years 4,806 44.0 3,842 51.8 448 18.6 14,663 43.1 11,797 51.1 1,391 17.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,473 94.4 6,999 93.2 2,397 97.4 32,676 94.7 21,790 93.5 7,756 97.6
Birthing Center 66 0.6 57 0.8 4 0.2 260 0.8 232 1.0 7 0.1
Home Birth 270 2.4 243 3.2 17 0.7 848 2.5 767 3.3 49 0.6
Other Facility 100 0.9 64 0.9 35 1.4 254 0.7 136 0.6 108 1.4
Outside Alaska 181 1.6 150 2.0 8 0.3 467 1.4 389 1.7 26 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,896 81.0 5,822 78.3 2,216 90.4 27,446 80.4 17,947 77.9 7,054 89.3
Vaginal after C-Section 377 3.4 270 3.6 65 2.7 1,160 3.4 812 3.5 236 3.0
Primary C-Section 1,123 10.2 873 11.7 126 5.1 3,601 10.5 2,758 12.0 439 5.6
Repeat C-Section 593 5.4 471 6.3 44 1.8 1,930 5.7 1,527 6.6 168 2.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 9,176 83.4 6,425 86.0 1,847 76.0 28,430 83.1 19,930 85.9 5,889 75.3
3rd Trimester 225 2.0 97 1.3 101 4.2 795 2.3 373 1.6 329 4.2
No Prenatal Care 75 0.7 37 0.5 31 1.3 247 0.7 128 0.6 94 1.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 3,154 28.9 2,067 27.8 752 31.3 9,247 27.2 6,047 26.2 2,271 29.2
Adequate 4,984 45.6 3,713 50.0 786 32.7 15,403 45.3 11,432 49.6 2,548 32.7
Intermediate 1,582 14.5 1,039 14.0 404 16.8 5,378 15.8 3,541 15.4 1,402 18.0
Inadequate 1,210 11.1 611 8.2 464 19.3 3,998 11.7 2,033 8.8 1,561 20.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,029 9.3 587 7.8 305 12.4 3,150 9.2 1,799 7.7 953 12.0
Low Birthweight Birth 546 4.9 336 4.5 115 4.7 1,662 4.8 1,028 4.4 387 4.9
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11

 


Birth Profile for Alaska

1992
  1992 1990-1992
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,727 100.0 7,920 100.0 2,697 100.0 35,316 100.0 23,885 100.0 8,307 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 21 0.2 8 0.1 12 0.4 58 0.2 27 0.1 23 0.3
15-19 1,255 10.7 720 9.1 422 15.7 3,657 10.4 2,131 8.9 1,221 14.7
20-24 3,244 27.7 2,113 26.7 828 30.7 9,709 27.5 6,344 26.6 2,501 30.1
25-29 3,330 28.4 2,232 28.2 758 28.1 10,401 29.5 7,021 29.4 2,437 29.4
30-34 2,542 21.7 1,832 23.1 455 16.9 7,553 21.4 5,425 22.7 1,436 17.3
35-39 1,133 9.7 869 11.0 178 6.6 3,380 9.6 2,543 10.6 566 6.8
40-44 189 1.6 137 1.7 41 1.5 523 1.5 374 1.6 112 1.3
45+ 8 0.1 7 0.1 1 0.0 19 0.1 13 0.1 5 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 1,004 8.6 433 5.5 550 20.5 3,086 8.8 1,398 5.9 1,589 19.2
Reported Smoking 2,719 23.3 1,484 18.8 1,132 42.2 8,167 23.2 4,472 18.8 3,368 40.7
Unwed 3,208 27.4 1,502 19.0 1,424 52.8 9,469 26.9 4,374 18.3 4,330 52.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,758 15.2 879 11.2 759 28.7 5,190 14.9 2,640 11.2 2,222 27.2
12 Years 4,784 41.3 2,918 37.1 1,412 53.4 14,959 42.9 9,110 38.5 4,539 55.6
12+ Years 5,050 43.6 4,064 51.7 471 17.8 14,734 42.2 11,907 50.3 1,410 17.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 11,114 94.8 7,421 93.7 2,629 97.5 33,548 95.0 22,408 93.8 8,114 97.7
Birthing Center 114 1.0 102 1.3 0 0.0 244 0.7 223 0.9 3 0.0
Home Birth 278 2.4 250 3.2 18 0.7 852 2.4 774 3.2 51 0.6
Other Facility 83 0.7 35 0.4 43 1.6 220 0.6 101 0.4 110 1.3
Outside Alaska 138 1.2 112 1.4 7 0.3 452 1.3 379 1.6 29 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 9,295 80.1 6,097 77.8 2,373 88.6 28,166 80.8 18,498 78.5 7,320 88.8
Vaginal after C-Section 405 3.5 274 3.5 101 3.8 1,088 3.1 756 3.2 240 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,210 10.4 920 11.7 144 5.4 3,684 10.6 2,786 11.8 488 5.9
Repeat C-Section 689 5.9 543 6.9 59 2.2 1,941 5.6 1,520 6.5 197 2.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 9,696 83.1 6,778 85.8 2,033 76.3 28,644 81.9 20,174 85.0 6,000 73.6
3rd Trimester 269 2.3 139 1.8 101 3.8 915 2.6 455 1.9 361 4.4
No Prenatal Care 69 0.6 34 0.4 26 1.0 272 0.8 139 0.6 105 1.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 3,113 26.9 2,034 25.9 766 28.9 9,390 27.0 6,054 25.7 2,480 30.6
Adequate 5,237 45.2 3,872 49.4 887 33.5 15,319 44.1 11,468 48.7 2,517 31.0
Intermediate 1,879 16.2 1,221 15.6 496 18.7 5,632 16.2 3,776 16.0 1,409 17.4
Inadequate 1,358 11.7 718 9.2 502 18.9 4,375 12.6 2,249 9.6 1,705 21.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,103 9.4 626 7.9 330 12.2 3,191 9.1 1,800 7.5 1,016 12.2
Low Birthweight Birth 574 4.9 339 4.3 146 5.4 1,689 4.8 1,017 4.3 433 5.2

1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 10/27/11