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dc.contributor.authorDinges, Norman
dc.contributor.authorLampman, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorGarret, Ann
dc.contributor.authorAtlis, Mera
dc.contributor.authorEfimova, Olga
dc.contributor.authorHill, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorMinton, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-17T20:45:18Z
dc.date.available2021-11-17T20:45:18Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/12479
dc.description.abstractFrom 1991 through 1995, nearly 55,400 babies were born in Alaska. The overwhelming majority (89 percent) were born to mothers at least 20 years old. But that still leaves more than 6,000 babies born to teenage mothers during the first half of the 1990s. And more than a third of those babies were born to mothers under 18 years old. Teenage mothers and their children face economic disadvantages (see Births to Teens indicator), but they also face health risks. Half the youngest mothers (15 and under) and nearly four in ten older teenagers get inadequate prenatal care. Even among mothers over 20, one-quarter don’t get adequate prenatal care.About 68 percent of women who had babies in Alaska from 1991 through 1995 were White, 23 percent were Native, 4.5 percent were Black, and 4.5 percent were Asian. One quarter of mothers of all races in Alaska get inadequate prenatal care, but the share is considerably higher among Alaska Native mothers—four in ten.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAnnie E. Casey Foundationen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska.en_US
dc.subjectmothersen_US
dc.subjectbabiesen_US
dc.subjectteensen_US
dc.subjectprenatal careen_US
dc.subjecteconomic disadvantageen_US
dc.subjectbirthsen_US
dc.subjecthealth indicatorsen_US
dc.titleKids Count Alaska 1997en_US
dc.title.alternativeKids Count Alaska Data Book, 1997en_US
dc.typeReporten_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-11-17T20:45:18Z


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