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Figure 8. The Proportion of Greater Kansas City Area Females Receiving First Trimester Prenatal Care Compared with That of National, State, and Comparison Communities

Bar chart showing the proportion of Greater Kansas City area females receiving first trimester prenatal care by norms, comparison communities,   industry leaders, and consensus-based standard. Go to Text Description [D] for details.

[D] Figure 8 shows the proportion of Greater Kansas City area females receiving first trimester prenatal care by norms, comparison communities, industry leaders, and consensus-based standard.

The norms include the Greater Kansas City area (87.3 percent), the Kansas area (85.7%, which is 2% under the Greater Kansas City Area benchmark), the Missouri area (85.2 percent, 2 percent under benchmark), and the U.S. (81.3 percent, 7 percent under benchmark). Comparison communities include St. Louis, 85.7 percent (2 percent under benchmark); Wichita, 86.6 percent (1 percent under benchmark); Indianapolis, 82.4 percent (6 percent under benchmark); Seattle, 86.3 percent (1 percent under benchmark), and Minneapolis, 83.6 percent (4 percent under benchmark).

Industry leaders consist of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound (83.9 percent, 4 percent under benchmark) and NCQA HMO National Average (83.1 percent; 5 percent under benchmark). The consensus-based standard is the Healthy People 2000 Objective (90.0 percent, 3 percent over benchmark).

Note: The area nearly met the Healthy People 2000 Objective for Prenatal care.

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