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Total Number Births (2012-2018)

Year Frequency Rate per 1,000 Total Population
2012 102,811 12.6
2013 101,977 12.3
2014 102,795 12.3
2015 103,074 12.3
2016 102,243 12.2
2017 99,655 11.8
2018 99,629 11.7

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

Preterm Birth (<37 weeks gestation) 2012-2018)

Year Frequency Percent
2012 9,744 9.5
2013 9,559 9.4
2014 9,389 9.1
2015 9,499 9.2
2016 9,752 9.5
2017 9,493 9.5
2018 9,390 9.4

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

Unintended Pregnancy (2011-2018- VA PRAMS) “When you got pregnant with your new baby, were you trying to get pregnant?” Percent “No”

Year Weighted Frequency Weighted Percent
2012 46,677 48.9
2013 47,575 49.9
2014 46,681 46.5
2015 43,770 45.6
2016 46,850 49.4
2017 38,999 42.0
2018 41,068 44.5

*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) (2012-2018)

Year Frequency Percent
2012 8,391 8.2
2013 8,178 8
2014 8,078 7.9
2015 8,099 7.9
2016 8,266 8.1
2017 8,351 8.4
2018 8,201 8.2

*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) (2012-2018)

Year Frequency Percent
2012 3,306 3.4
2013 2,983 2.9
2014 2,883 2.8
2015 3,192 3.1
2016 3,733 3.7
2017 4,191 4.2
2018 4,592 4.6

*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) (2012-2018)

Year Frequency Rate per 1,000 live births
2012 650 6.3
2013 632 6.2
2014 586 5.7
2015 605 5.9
2016 593 5.8
2017 524 5.3
2018 558 5.6

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

Breastfeeding at Discharge (2013-2018)

Year Frequency Percent
2013 63,519 62.5
2014 68,579 66.7
2015 78,920 76.6
2016 84,578 82.7
2017 84,325 84.6
2018 86,069 86.3

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

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