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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Maternal and Child Health

Importance and Measures

Mortality
Number of maternal deaths (2003)....................................................................................... 35718
Number of infant deaths (2003)............................................................................................ 28,4282
   
Demographics
Number of children under 18 (2004)................................................................................... 73,277,99819
Number of babies born in United States (2003)................................................................... 4,091,06320
   
Cost
Total cost of health care for children (2002)........................................................................ $79 billion21
Measures

The NHQR tracks several prevention and treatment measures related to maternal and child health care throughout the report. The core report measures highlighted in this section are:

  • Receipt of prenatal care in the first trimester
  • Receipt of all recommended immunizations by young children
  • Receipt of hepatitis B vaccine by adolescents
  • Dental visits by children
  • Receipt of counseling about physical activity by children
  • Hospital admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis

In addition, a supplemental measure is also presented:

  • Untreated dental caries in children

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Prevention: Prenatal Care in the First Trimester Prevention: PCP and MAC Prophylaxis

 

 

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