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Figure 2. Percent of Births Late/No Prenatal Care Black Mothers, New York City, 1997-1998

Map showing rates of late/no prenatal care for black mothers in New York City by ZIP code. Go to Text Description [D] for details.

[D] In Figure 2, rates of late/no prenatal care for black mothers in New York City are mapped at the ZIP code level, showing the highest rates to be in middle class areas of Coney Island and Staten Island, not Central Harlem, Bedford Stuyvesant, or South Bronx, which are neighborhoods usually associated with access problems. Maps like these can help local policymakers begin to understand the complexity of access issues, in this case raising important concerns about the adequacy of safety net services in neighborhoods without large concentrations of low-income or other vulnerable populations.

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