Total Number of Births (2012-2016)
Year Frequency
2012 102,811
2013 101,977
2014 102,795
2015 103,074
2016 102,243

*Source: VDH Division of Health Statistics; compiled by the Division of Population Health Data, Office of Family Health Services

Preterm Birth (<37 weeks gestation) 2012-2016)
Year Frequency Percent
2012 9,744 9.5
2013 9,557 9.4
2014 9,389 9.1
2015 9,499 9.2
2016 9,499 9.5

*Source: VDH Division of Health Statistics; compiled by the Division of Population Health Data, Office of Family Health Services

Unintended Pregnancy (PRAMS) “When you got pregnant with your new baby, were you trying to get pregnant?” %No (2011-2015)
Year Weighted Frequency Weighted Percent
2011 46,677 48.9
2012 47,575 49.9
2013 46,681 46.5
2014 43,770 45.6
2015 46,850 49.4

*Source:  Virginia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), compiled by the Division of Population Health Data, Office of Family Health Services

Low birth weight (<2,500g) (2012-2016)
Year Frequency Percent
2012 8,391 8.2
2013 8,178 8.0
2014 8,078 7.9
2015 8,099 7.9
2016 8,266 8.1

*Source: VDH Division of Health Statistics; compiled by the Division of Population Health Data, Office of Family Health Services

Late to No Prenatal Care (Prenatal care initiated in the third trimester or none) (2012-2016)
Year Frequency Percent
2012 3,306 3.4
2013 2,982 3.0
2014 2,883 3.0
2015 3,192 3.1
2016 3,733 3.7

*Source: VDH Division of Health Statistics; compiled by the Division of Population Health Data, Office of Family Health Services

Infant Mortality (Death of an infant before his/her first birthday) (2012-2016)
Year Frequency Rate per 1000 live births
2012 650 6.3
2013 632 6.2
2014 586 5.7
2015 605 5.9
2016 590 5.8

*Source: VDH Division of Health Statistics; compiled by the Division of Population Health Data, Office of Family Health Services

Breastfeeding at Discharge (2013-2016)
Year Frequency Percent
2013 63,430 62.5
2014 68,521 66.7
2015 72,420 76.6
2016 77,659 82.8

*Source: VDH Division of Health Statistics; compiled by the Division of Population Health Data, Office of Family Health Services

Resources