Maintained/created by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national
Keywords: alcohol, barriers to care, birth outcomes, birth weight, breastfeeding, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, child care, childbirth class, demographics, drug use, education, ethnicity, gender, immunizations, infant, infant death, infant illness, infant mortality, low birth weight, maternal, multivitamin use, place of care, pregnancy, pregnancy history, prenatal care, race, SES, sex, smoking, socioeconomic status, stillborn, tobacco, vaccines, vital statistics, weight gain, well baby care
Users can order a CD-ROM with data on risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. The National Maternal and Infant Health Survey was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey was done to gain understanding on the risk factors associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Data includes socioeconomic and demographic information, information on prenatal care, pregnancy history, health of the mother and infant, and information regarding birth outcomes.
The National and Maternal Infant Health Survey was conducted in 1988 as a follow back survey to follow information gathered from vital statistics records, and in 1991, a longitudinal follow up survey was completed. Participants were nationally representative women who had given birth in 1988 and the providers, doctors and hospitals associated with those births.