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Based on national data comparing 50 states and the District of Columbia, Indiana ranks…
22nd in preterm births* (9.7%)
29th in low birth weight* (7.9%)
29th in deliveries via cesarean section (30%)
39th on 1st trimester entry into prenatal care (63.3%)
In the bottom 20% of states with an infant mortality rate (7.1 per 1000 births) well above the national average (5.9)
36th in percent of babies who are ever breastfed (70.5%)
Indiana received a grade of C on the March of Dimes 2011 Premature Birth Report Cards
Overall State Health Ranking: 38th
Click here to review six tips aimed at helping pregnant women have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
Click here to access a chart detailing Indiana's performance across ten perinatal health indicators.
Click here for a list of tips to help pregnant women stop smoking.
Role of IPN
For the past decade, the Indiana Perinatal Network has been dedicated to improving the health of mothers and babies in our state. We welcome requests to share information with your audience and can provide data, tips and helpful information on a variety of perinatal issues in Indiana.
For additional information, contact us by phone 866.338.0825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.