Birth Profile for Alaska

2012
  2012 2010-2012
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,165 100.0 6,680 100.0 2,805 100.0 34,076 100.0 20,598 100.0 8,526 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 6 0.1 0 0.0 5 0.2 17 0.0 5 0.0 10 0.1
15-19 822 7.4 330 4.9 349 12.4 2,657 7.8 1,054 5.1 1,161 13.6
20-24 2,985 26.7 1,556 23.3 1,002 35.7 9,532 28.0 5,195 25.2 3,036 35.6
25-29 3,369 30.2 2,158 32.3 754 26.9 10,259 30.1 6,568 31.9 2,294 26.9
30-34 2,570 23.0 1,710 25.6 457 16.3 7,478 21.9 5,043 24.5 1,340 15.7
35-39 1,107 9.9 729 10.9 185 6.6 3,246 9.5 2,167 10.5 539 6.3
40-44 287 2.6 186 2.8 50 1.8 819 2.4 530 2.6 140 1.6
45+ 18 0.2 11 0.2 3 0.1 51 0.1 33 0.2 6 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 282 2.6 155 2.4 102 3.7 983 2.9 503 2.5 402 4.7
Reported Smoking 1,537 13.8 544 8.2 896 32.0 4,909 14.5 1,837 8.9 2,710 31.8
Unwed 4,152 37.2 1,610 24.1 1,879 67.0 12,662 37.2 4,886 23.7 5,792 68.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 963 11.5 338 6.6 482 22.5 3,640 12.0 1,314 7.0 1,827 23.6
12 Years 3,106 37.1 1,475 28.9 1,179 55.1 11,850 38.9 5,930 31.8 4,247 54.9
12+ Years 4,298 51.4 3,284 64.4 477 22.3 14,961 49.1 11,424 61.2 1,661 21.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,340 92.6 5,958 89.2 2,767 98.6 31,642 92.9 18,457 89.6 8,415 98.7
Birthing Center 401 3.6 366 5.5 10 0.4 1,199 3.5 1,101 5.3 39 0.5
Home Birth 132 1.2 123 1.8 4 0.1 506 1.5 462 2.2 19 0.2
Other Facility 160 1.4 139 2.1 11 0.4 343 1.0 291 1.4 23 0.3
Outside Alaska 132 1.2 94 1.4 13 0.5 386 1.1 287 1.4 30 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,156 74.3 4,638 70.9 2,346 84.1 24,275 74.9 13,902 72.0 7,085 84.0
Vaginal after C-Section 220 2.0 135 2.1 68 2.4 611 1.9 312 1.6 230 2.7
Primary C-Section 1,499 13.6 1,030 15.7 209 7.5 4,549 14.0 3,096 16.0 667 7.9
Repeat C-Section 1,107 10.1 737 11.3 165 5.9 2,988 9.2 2,007 10.4 457 5.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,097 76.9 5,078 80.6 1,980 73.0 24,856 77.9 15,706 81.6 6,065 73.4
3rd Trimester 474 4.5 231 3.7 138 5.1 1,333 4.2 644 3.3 434 5.3
No Prenatal Care 41 0.4 22 0.4 10 0.4 158 0.5 62 0.3 51 0.6
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,371 23.0 1,426 23.2 627 23.2 6,760 21.7 4,366 23.4 1,498 18.2
Adequate 3,987 38.6 2,678 43.5 770 28.5 11,802 37.9 7,865 42.1 2,438 29.6
Intermediate 2,159 20.9 1,227 19.9 644 23.9 7,078 22.7 4,028 21.6 2,155 26.2
Inadequate 1,807 17.5 826 13.4 659 24.4 5,539 17.8 2,426 13.0 2,143 26.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,027 9.2 516 7.7 322 11.5 3,335 9.8 1,726 8.4 1,009 11.8
Low Birthweight Birth 629 5.6 315 4.7 190 6.8 1,970 5.8 1,035 5.0 538 6.3
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2011
  2011 2009-2011
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,441 100.0 6,943 100.0 2,830 100.0 34,227 100.0 20,728 100.0 8,674 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 6 0.1 3 0.0 2 0.1 19 0.1 8 0.0 7 0.1
15-19 881 7.7 353 5.1 391 13.8 2,939 8.6 1,188 5.7 1,285 14.8
20-24 3,245 28.4 1,783 25.7 998 35.3 9,695 28.3 5,301 25.6 3,065 35.3
25-29 3,452 30.2 2,207 31.8 777 27.5 10,296 30.1 6,635 32.0 2,314 26.7
30-34 2,455 21.5 1,678 24.2 427 15.1 7,169 20.9 4,881 23.5 1,299 15.0
35-39 1,125 9.8 749 10.8 183 6.5 3,258 9.5 2,178 10.5 552 6.4
40-44 261 2.3 162 2.3 50 1.8 772 2.3 495 2.4 146 1.7
45+ 14 0.1 8 0.1 2 0.1 55 0.2 38 0.2 6 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 360 3.2 199 2.9 134 4.8 1,041 3.1 501 2.5 456 5.3
Reported Smoking 1,677 14.7 635 9.2 903 32.0 5,115 15.1 1,974 9.6 2,761 31.9
Unwed 4,205 36.8 1,599 23.1 1,957 69.2 12,803 37.5 4,972 24.0 5,889 67.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,309 11.9 478 7.1 661 23.8 4,160 12.6 1,528 7.6 2,116 25.0
12 Years 4,319 39.3 2,176 32.3 1,521 54.9 12,929 39.2 6,577 32.5 4,594 54.3
12+ Years 5,369 48.8 4,093 60.7 590 21.3 15,870 48.2 12,125 59.9 1,758 20.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,647 93.1 6,243 89.9 2,789 98.6 31,857 93.1 18,648 90.0 8,557 98.7
Birthing Center 383 3.3 353 5.1 17 0.6 1,189 3.5 1,094 5.3 50 0.6
Home Birth 195 1.7 176 2.5 6 0.2 541 1.6 490 2.4 21 0.2
Other Facility 95 0.8 77 1.1 9 0.3 256 0.7 203 1.0 22 0.3
Outside Alaska 121 1.1 94 1.4 9 0.3 384 1.1 293 1.4 24 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,972 75.3 4,546 72.6 2,356 84.1 24,255 74.9 13,906 72.0 7,167 83.6
Vaginal after C-Section 206 1.9 100 1.6 82 2.9 548 1.7 239 1.2 243 2.8
Primary C-Section 1,435 13.6 969 15.5 218 7.8 4,887 15.1 3,347 17.3 713 8.3
Repeat C-Section 971 9.2 649 10.4 144 5.1 2,707 8.4 1,827 9.5 446 5.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,436 78.0 5,363 81.6 2,043 74.6 25,048 79.0 15,855 83.0 6,171 73.4
3rd Trimester 427 3.9 225 3.4 123 4.5 1,225 3.9 562 2.9 448 5.3
No Prenatal Care 60 0.6 19 0.3 28 1.0 187 0.6 69 0.4 64 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,201 20.7 1,492 23.2 417 15.2 6,382 21.1 4,265 23.8 1,281 15.3
Adequate 3,935 37.0 2,612 40.6 822 30.0 11,389 37.7 7,530 42.0 2,511 30.0
Intermediate 2,537 23.8 1,453 22.6 773 28.2 7,098 23.5 3,951 22.0 2,307 27.6
Inadequate 1,968 18.5 879 13.7 732 26.7 5,337 17.7 2,202 12.3 2,264 27.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,190 10.4 618 8.9 353 12.5 3,553 10.4 1,829 8.8 1,096 12.7
Low Birthweight Birth 690 6.0 365 5.3 169 6.0 2,004 5.9 1,072 5.2 534 6.2
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2010
  2010 2008-2010
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,470 100.0 6,975 100.0 2,891 100.0 34,225 100.0 20,845 100.0 8,732 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.0 2 0.0 3 0.1 18 0.1 6 0.0 9 0.1
15-19 954 8.3 371 5.3 421 14.6 3,188 9.3 1,321 6.3 1,391 15.9
20-24 3,302 28.8 1,856 26.6 1,036 35.8 9,795 28.6 5,435 26.1 3,070 35.2
25-29 3,438 30.0 2,203 31.6 763 26.4 10,226 29.9 6,645 31.9 2,293 26.3
30-34 2,453 21.4 1,655 23.7 456 15.8 6,905 20.2 4,690 22.5 1,274 14.6
35-39 1,014 8.8 689 9.9 171 5.9 3,217 9.4 2,166 10.4 554 6.3
40-44 271 2.4 182 2.6 40 1.4 786 2.3 527 2.5 135 1.5
45+ 19 0.2 14 0.2 1 0.0 60 0.2 46 0.2 6 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 341 3.0 149 2.2 166 5.8 1,004 3.0 434 2.1 500 5.8
Reported Smoking 1,695 14.9 658 9.5 911 31.6 5,207 15.3 2,035 9.8 2,816 32.3
Unwed 4,305 37.6 1,677 24.1 1,956 67.7 12,887 37.7 5,122 24.6 5,901 67.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,368 12.3 498 7.3 684 24.2 4,445 13.4 1,672 8.2 2,244 26.4
12 Years 4,425 39.9 2,279 33.4 1,547 54.8 13,894 42.0 7,480 36.6 4,604 54.1
12+ Years 5,294 47.7 4,047 59.3 594 21.0 14,767 44.6 11,280 55.2 1,663 19.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,655 92.9 6,256 89.7 2,859 98.9 31,891 93.2 18,787 90.1 8,613 98.6
Birthing Center 415 3.6 382 5.5 12 0.4 1,193 3.5 1,100 5.3 47 0.5
Home Birth 179 1.6 163 2.3 9 0.3 528 1.5 482 2.3 25 0.3
Other Facility 88 0.8 75 1.1 3 0.1 218 0.6 170 0.8 20 0.2
Outside Alaska 133 1.2 99 1.4 8 0.3 395 1.2 306 1.5 27 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,147 75.0 4,718 72.4 2,383 83.6 24,734 74.9 14,381 72.1 7,224 83.7
Vaginal after C-Section 185 1.7 77 1.2 80 2.8 511 1.5 221 1.1 235 2.7
Primary C-Section 1,615 14.9 1,097 16.8 240 8.4 5,236 15.9 3,616 18.1 743 8.6
Repeat C-Section 910 8.4 621 9.5 148 5.2 2,535 7.7 1,728 8.7 429 5.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,323 78.7 5,265 82.6 2,042 72.7 25,329 79.6 16,281 84.4 6,036 71.1
3rd Trimester 432 4.1 188 2.9 173 6.2 1,274 4.0 532 2.8 522 6.2
No Prenatal Care 57 0.6 21 0.3 13 0.5 191 0.6 76 0.4 59 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,188 21.4 1,448 23.8 454 16.3 6,360 21.3 4,313 24.1 1,230 14.6
Adequate 3,880 38.0 2,575 42.3 846 30.3 11,219 37.5 7,505 42.0 2,448 29.1
Intermediate 2,382 23.3 1,348 22.1 738 26.5 7,087 23.7 3,977 22.3 2,309 27.5
Inadequate 1,764 17.3 721 11.8 752 27.0 5,255 17.6 2,078 11.6 2,421 28.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,118 9.8 592 8.5 334 11.6 3,546 10.4 1,840 8.9 1,117 12.8
Low Birthweight Birth 651 5.7 355 5.1 179 6.2 1,995 5.8 1,083 5.2 553 6.3
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2009
  2009 2007-2009
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,316 100.0 6,810 100.0 2,953 100.0 33,808 100.0 20,615 100.0 8,612 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 8 0.1 3 0.0 2 0.1 17 0.1 5 0.0 9 0.1
15-19 1,104 9.8 464 6.8 473 16.0 3,349 9.9 1,432 6.9 1,424 16.5
20-24 3,148 27.8 1,662 24.4 1,031 34.9 9,804 29.0 5,445 26.4 3,038 35.3
25-29 3,406 30.1 2,225 32.7 774 26.2 9,968 29.5 6,520 31.6 2,214 25.7
30-34 2,261 20.0 1,548 22.7 416 14.1 6,545 19.4 4,463 21.6 1,199 13.9
35-39 1,119 9.9 740 10.9 198 6.7 3,257 9.6 2,173 10.5 576 6.7
40-44 240 2.1 151 2.2 56 1.9 779 2.3 520 2.5 141 1.6
45+ 22 0.2 16 0.2 3 0.1 70 0.2 50 0.2 11 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 340 3.1 153 2.3 156 5.3 934 2.8 431 2.1 436 5.1
Reported Smoking 1,743 15.6 681 10.1 947 32.2 5,211 15.5 2,100 10.3 2,767 32.3
Unwed 4,293 38.1 1,696 25.0 1,976 66.9 12,690 37.6 5,056 24.6 5,849 68.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,483 13.6 552 8.3 771 26.9 4,592 14.0 1,787 8.8 2,292 27.3
12 Years 4,185 38.5 2,122 31.9 1,526 53.2 14,122 43.1 7,716 38.1 4,540 54.1
12+ Years 5,207 47.9 3,985 59.8 574 20.0 14,082 42.9 10,770 53.1 1,554 18.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,555 93.3 6,149 90.3 2,909 98.5 31,633 93.6 18,706 90.7 8,481 98.5
Birthing Center 391 3.5 359 5.3 21 0.7 1,095 3.2 1,010 4.9 51 0.6
Home Birth 167 1.5 151 2.2 6 0.2 538 1.6 486 2.4 27 0.3
Other Facility 73 0.6 51 0.7 10 0.3 163 0.5 120 0.6 24 0.3
Outside Alaska 130 1.1 100 1.5 7 0.2 379 1.1 293 1.4 29 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,136 74.3 4,642 71.0 2,428 83.2 24,755 75.0 14,365 71.8 7,209 84.5
Vaginal after C-Section 157 1.4 62 0.9 81 2.8 494 1.5 226 1.1 227 2.7
Primary C-Section 1,837 16.8 1,281 19.6 255 8.7 5,353 16.2 3,776 18.9 703 8.2
Repeat C-Section 826 7.5 557 8.5 154 5.3 2,392 7.2 1,647 8.2 395 4.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,289 80.3 5,227 85.1 2,086 72.9 25,591 80.1 16,613 85.3 5,877 70.2
3rd Trimester 366 3.5 149 2.4 152 5.3 1,340 4.2 551 2.8 552 6.6
No Prenatal Care 70 0.7 29 0.5 23 0.8 180 0.6 71 0.4 68 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,993 21.3 1,325 24.4 410 14.5 6,506 21.7 4,503 25.0 1,135 13.7
Adequate 3,574 38.2 2,343 43.2 843 29.8 11,146 37.2 7,561 41.9 2,321 27.9
Intermediate 2,179 23.3 1,150 21.2 796 28.1 7,023 23.4 3,908 21.7 2,318 27.9
Inadequate 1,605 17.2 602 11.1 780 27.6 5,311 17.7 2,074 11.5 2,533 30.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,245 11.0 619 9.1 409 13.9 3,578 10.6 1,882 9.2 1,107 12.9
Low Birthweight Birth 663 5.9 352 5.2 186 6.3 1,967 5.8 1,108 5.4 507 5.9
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2008
  2008 2006-2008
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,439 100.0 7,060 100.0 2,888 100.0 33,488 100.0 20,587 100.0 8,357 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.0 1 0.0 4 0.1 16 0.0 5 0.0 9 0.1
15-19 1,130 9.9 486 6.9 497 17.2 3,344 10.0 1,432 7.0 1,421 17.0
20-24 3,345 29.2 1,917 27.2 1,003 34.7 9,910 29.6 5,682 27.6 2,954 35.3
25-29 3,382 29.6 2,217 31.4 756 26.2 9,628 28.8 6,271 30.5 2,105 25.2
30-34 2,191 19.2 1,487 21.1 402 13.9 6,379 19.0 4,339 21.1 1,154 13.8
35-39 1,084 9.5 737 10.4 185 6.4 3,313 9.9 2,245 10.9 569 6.8
40-44 275 2.4 194 2.7 39 1.4 811 2.4 556 2.7 131 1.6
45+ 19 0.2 16 0.2 2 0.1 75 0.2 50 0.2 14 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 323 2.9 132 1.9 178 6.2 848 2.6 430 2.1 360 4.3
Reported Smoking 1,769 15.6 696 9.9 958 33.3 5,147 15.5 2,185 10.7 2,616 31.5
Unwed 4,289 37.6 1,749 24.8 1,969 68.2 12,437 37.2 5,026 24.4 5,692 68.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,594 14.3 622 9.0 789 28.0 4,659 14.3 1,887 9.3 2,217 27.3
12 Years 5,284 47.4 3,079 44.3 1,531 54.4 14,510 44.4 8,090 39.8 4,463 54.9
12+ Years 4,266 38.3 3,248 46.7 495 17.6 13,506 41.3 10,327 50.9 1,443 17.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,681 93.4 6,382 90.4 2,845 98.5 31,393 93.7 18,747 91.1 8,226 98.4
Birthing Center 387 3.4 359 5.1 14 0.5 1,038 3.1 953 4.6 41 0.5
Home Birth 182 1.6 168 2.4 10 0.3 575 1.7 517 2.5 33 0.4
Other Facility 57 0.5 44 0.6 7 0.2 119 0.4 81 0.4 29 0.3
Outside Alaska 132 1.2 107 1.5 12 0.4 363 1.1 289 1.4 28 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,451 75.4 5,021 72.9 2,413 84.3 24,741 75.3 14,503 72.1 7,043 84.9
Vaginal after C-Section 169 1.5 82 1.2 74 2.6 497 1.5 233 1.2 227 2.7
Primary C-Section 1,784 15.9 1,238 18.0 248 8.7 5,304 16.1 3,743 18.6 679 8.2
Repeat C-Section 799 7.1 550 8.0 127 4.4 2,316 7.0 1,641 8.2 351 4.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,717 79.8 5,789 85.4 1,908 67.8 25,990 80.5 17,010 85.2 5,701 70.0
3rd Trimester 476 4.4 195 2.9 197 7.0 1,468 4.5 649 3.3 563 6.9
No Prenatal Care 64 0.6 26 0.4 23 0.8 155 0.5 56 0.3 66 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,179 21.0 1,540 24.2 366 13.1 6,890 22.3 4,830 25.5 1,108 13.7
Adequate 3,765 36.4 2,587 40.7 759 27.2 11,524 37.3 7,879 41.6 2,278 28.1
Intermediate 2,526 24.4 1,479 23.3 775 27.8 7,039 22.8 3,996 21.1 2,210 27.3
Inadequate 1,886 18.2 755 11.9 889 31.9 5,406 17.5 2,228 11.8 2,497 30.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,183 10.4 629 8.9 374 13.0 3,567 10.7 1,971 9.6 1,019 12.2
Low Birthweight Birth 681 6.0 376 5.3 188 6.5 1,956 5.9 1,153 5.6 456 5.5
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2007
  2007 2005-2007
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,053 100.0 6,745 100.0 2,771 100.0 32,500 100.0 19,961 100.0 8,172 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 4 0.0 1 0.0 3 0.1 24 0.1 7 0.0 15 0.2
15-19 1,115 10.1 482 7.1 454 16.4 3,239 10.0 1,410 7.1 1,348 16.5
20-24 3,311 30.0 1,866 27.7 1,004 36.2 9,604 29.6 5,516 27.6 2,866 35.1
25-29 3,180 28.8 2,078 30.8 684 24.7 9,157 28.2 5,921 29.7 2,045 25.0
30-34 2,093 18.9 1,428 21.2 381 13.7 6,247 19.2 4,275 21.4 1,133 13.9
35-39 1,054 9.5 696 10.3 193 7.0 3,289 10.1 2,220 11.1 587 7.2
40-44 264 2.4 175 2.6 46 1.7 847 2.6 557 2.8 156 1.9
45+ 29 0.3 18 0.3 6 0.2 82 0.3 49 0.2 21 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 271 2.5 146 2.2 102 3.7 744 2.3 407 2.1 283 3.5
Reported Smoking 1,699 15.5 723 10.8 862 31.3 5,053 15.6 2,201 11.1 2,503 30.8
Unwed 4,108 37.2 1,611 23.9 1,904 68.8 11,911 36.7 4,804 24.1 5,440 66.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,515 14.1 613 9.2 732 27.1 4,572 14.4 1,879 9.5 2,158 27.2
12 Years 4,653 43.2 2,515 37.7 1,483 54.9 13,546 42.7 7,364 37.4 4,343 54.7
12+ Years 4,609 42.8 3,537 53.1 485 18.0 13,639 42.9 10,435 53.0 1,438 18.1
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,397 94.1 6,175 91.5 2,727 98.4 30,486 93.8 18,212 91.2 8,037 98.3
Birthing Center 317 2.9 292 4.3 16 0.6 993 3.1 910 4.6 42 0.5
Home Birth 189 1.7 167 2.5 11 0.4 589 1.8 516 2.6 38 0.5
Other Facility 33 0.3 25 0.4 7 0.3 92 0.3 53 0.3 33 0.4
Outside Alaska 117 1.1 86 1.3 10 0.4 340 1.0 270 1.4 22 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,168 75.4 4,702 71.4 2,368 86.0 24,128 75.5 14,128 72.2 6,918 85.2
Vaginal after C-Section 168 1.6 82 1.2 72 2.6 503 1.6 229 1.2 233 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,732 16.0 1,257 19.1 200 7.3 5,029 15.7 3,562 18.2 628 7.7
Repeat C-Section 767 7.1 540 8.2 114 4.1 2,302 7.2 1,642 8.4 344 4.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,585 80.3 5,597 85.3 1,883 69.8 25,484 80.7 16,596 85.2 5,698 71.4
3rd Trimester 498 4.7 207 3.2 203 7.5 1,450 4.6 666 3.4 528 6.6
No Prenatal Care 46 0.4 16 0.3 22 0.8 132 0.4 44 0.2 63 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,334 22.7 1,638 26.1 359 13.4 7,096 23.4 4,956 26.7 1,183 14.9
Adequate 3,807 37.0 2,631 42.0 719 26.7 11,613 38.4 7,885 42.5 2,320 29.2
Intermediate 2,318 22.6 1,279 20.4 747 27.8 6,460 21.3 3,609 19.4 2,110 26.6
Inadequate 1,820 17.7 717 11.4 864 32.1 5,094 16.8 2,121 11.4 2,330 29.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,150 10.4 634 9.4 324 11.7 3,508 10.8 1,963 9.8 970 11.9
Low Birthweight Birth 623 5.7 380 5.7 133 4.8 1,905 5.9 1,144 5.7 405 5.0
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2006
  2006 2004-2006
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,996 100.0 6,782 100.0 2,698 100.0 31,783 100.0 19,695 100.0 7,976 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 7 0.1 3 0.0 2 0.1 29 0.1 9 0.0 17 0.2
15-19 1,099 10.0 464 6.8 470 17.4 3,194 10.0 1,426 7.2 1,344 16.9
20-24 3,254 29.6 1,899 28.0 947 35.1 9,310 29.3 5,411 27.5 2,731 34.2
25-29 3,066 27.9 1,976 29.1 665 24.6 8,707 27.4 5,635 28.6 1,962 24.6
30-34 2,095 19.1 1,424 21.0 371 13.8 6,267 19.7 4,327 22.0 1,146 14.4
35-39 1,175 10.7 812 12.0 191 7.1 3,330 10.5 2,270 11.5 591 7.4
40-44 272 2.5 187 2.8 46 1.7 849 2.7 557 2.8 163 2.0
45+ 27 0.2 16 0.2 6 0.2 80 0.3 49 0.2 20 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 254 2.3 152 2.3 80 3.0 673 2.1 342 1.8 288 3.6
Reported Smoking 1,679 15.4 766 11.3 796 29.7 4,979 15.8 2,219 11.3 2,429 30.6
Unwed 4,040 36.8 1,666 24.6 1,819 67.4 11,375 35.8 4,690 23.8 5,167 64.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,550 14.4 652 9.7 696 26.7 4,426 14.4 1,801 9.4 2,111 27.2
12 Years 4,573 42.5 2,496 37.3 1,449 55.6 12,987 42.3 7,067 37.1 4,216 54.3
12+ Years 4,631 43.1 3,542 52.9 463 17.8 13,259 43.2 10,196 53.5 1,431 18.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,315 93.8 6,190 91.3 2,654 98.4 29,825 93.8 17,995 91.4 7,848 98.4
Birthing Center 334 3.0 302 4.5 11 0.4 983 3.1 897 4.6 43 0.5
Home Birth 204 1.9 182 2.7 12 0.4 583 1.8 513 2.6 34 0.4
Other Facility 29 0.3 12 0.2 15 0.6 75 0.2 33 0.2 35 0.4
Outside Alaska 114 1.0 96 1.4 6 0.2 317 1.0 257 1.3 16 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,122 75.1 4,780 71.9 2,262 84.3 23,893 76.1 14,231 73.3 6,712 84.6
Vaginal after C-Section 160 1.5 69 1.0 81 3.0 495 1.6 218 1.1 231 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,788 16.5 1,248 18.8 231 8.6 4,781 15.2 3,378 17.4 644 8.1
Repeat C-Section 750 6.9 551 8.3 110 4.1 2,215 7.1 1,585 8.2 343 4.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,688 81.3 5,624 84.9 1,910 72.7 24,823 81.0 16,291 85.3 5,567 71.8
3rd Trimester 494 4.6 247 3.7 163 6.2 1,367 4.5 679 3.6 460 5.9
No Prenatal Care 45 0.4 14 0.2 21 0.8 133 0.5 43 0.2 63 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,377 23.2 1,652 26.2 383 14.6 6,951 23.9 4,925 27.5 1,148 14.9
Adequate 3,952 38.7 2,661 42.2 800 30.6 11,381 39.1 7,740 43.1 2,300 29.9
Intermediate 2,195 21.5 1,238 19.6 688 26.3 5,938 20.4 3,256 18.1 2,038 26.5
Inadequate 1,700 16.6 756 12.0 744 28.5 4,814 16.6 2,019 11.3 2,206 28.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,234 11.2 708 10.5 321 11.9 3,441 10.9 1,958 10.0 943 11.8
Low Birthweight Birth 652 6.0 397 5.9 135 5.0 1,899 6.0 1,119 5.7 429 5.4
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2005
  2005 2003-2005
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,451 100.0 6,434 100.0 2,703 100.0 30,874 100.0 19,300 100.0 7,736 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 13 0.1 3 0.0 10 0.4 37 0.1 10 0.1 23 0.3
15-19 1,025 9.8 464 7.2 424 15.7 3,141 10.2 1,468 7.6 1,287 16.6
20-24 3,039 29.1 1,751 27.2 915 33.9 8,956 29.0 5,222 27.1 2,607 33.7
25-29 2,911 27.9 1,867 29.0 696 25.7 8,297 26.9 5,392 27.9 1,897 24.5
30-34 2,059 19.7 1,423 22.1 381 14.1 6,244 20.2 4,374 22.7 1,126 14.6
35-39 1,060 10.1 712 11.1 203 7.5 3,210 10.4 2,175 11.3 607 7.8
40-44 311 3.0 195 3.0 64 2.4 882 2.9 589 3.1 167 2.2
45+ 26 0.2 15 0.2 9 0.3 79 0.3 54 0.3 19 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 219 2.1 109 1.7 101 3.8 622 2.0 279 1.5 316 4.1
Reported Smoking 1,675 16.1 712 11.1 845 31.4 5,006 16.4 2,260 11.8 2,428 31.5
Unwed 3,763 36.0 1,527 23.8 1,717 63.5 10,813 35.1 4,544 23.6 4,866 62.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,507 14.7 614 9.7 730 27.7 4,288 14.5 1,764 9.5 2,069 27.4
12 Years 4,320 42.2 2,353 37.2 1,411 53.6 12,397 41.8 6,788 36.5 4,067 53.8
12+ Years 4,399 43.0 3,356 53.1 490 18.6 12,974 43.7 10,037 54.0 1,419 18.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,774 93.5 5,847 90.9 2,656 98.3 29,013 94.0 17,693 91.7 7,615 98.4
Birthing Center 342 3.3 316 4.9 15 0.6 918 3.0 844 4.4 42 0.5
Home Birth 196 1.9 167 2.6 15 0.6 576 1.9 494 2.6 39 0.5
Other Facility 30 0.3 16 0.2 11 0.4 56 0.2 25 0.1 26 0.3
Outside Alaska 109 1.0 88 1.4 6 0.2 311 1.0 244 1.3 14 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,838 76.0 4,646 73.4 2,288 85.2 23,463 76.7 14,166 74.2 6,545 85.1
Vaginal after C-Section 175 1.7 78 1.2 80 3.0 491 1.6 219 1.1 221 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,509 14.6 1,057 16.7 197 7.3 4,358 14.3 3,117 16.3 581 7.6
Repeat C-Section 785 7.6 551 8.7 120 4.5 2,262 7.4 1,600 8.4 348 4.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,211 80.5 5,375 85.3 1,905 71.8 23,830 80.6 15,828 85.1 5,340 71.2
3rd Trimester 458 4.5 212 3.4 162 6.1 1,338 4.5 696 3.7 446 5.9
No Prenatal Care 41 0.4 14 0.2 20 0.8 130 0.5 53 0.3 53 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,385 24.4 1,666 27.8 441 16.7 6,854 24.7 4,925 28.6 1,140 15.4
Adequate 3,854 39.5 2,593 43.2 801 30.4 11,005 39.7 7,513 43.7 2,253 30.4
Intermediate 1,947 19.9 1,092 18.2 675 25.6 5,241 18.9 2,814 16.4 1,909 25.8
Inadequate 1,574 16.1 648 10.8 722 27.4 4,608 16.6 1,950 11.3 2,106 28.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,124 10.8 621 9.7 325 12.0 3,313 10.8 1,887 9.8 927 12.0
Low Birthweight Birth 630 6.1 367 5.7 137 5.1 1,841 6.0 1,080 5.6 443 5.7
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2004
  2004 2002-2004
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,336 100.0 6,479 100.0 2,575 100.0 30,368 100.0 19,131 100.0 7,432 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 9 0.1 3 0.0 5 0.2 39 0.1 13 0.1 20 0.3
15-19 1,070 10.4 498 7.7 450 17.5 3,178 10.5 1,515 7.9 1,279 17.2
20-24 3,017 29.2 1,761 27.2 869 33.7 8,725 28.7 5,171 27.0 2,429 32.7
25-29 2,730 26.4 1,792 27.7 601 23.3 7,999 26.3 5,197 27.2 1,821 24.5
30-34 2,113 20.4 1,480 22.8 394 15.3 6,250 20.6 4,381 22.9 1,107 14.9
35-39 1,095 10.6 746 11.5 197 7.7 3,197 10.5 2,169 11.3 604 8.1
40-44 266 2.6 175 2.7 53 2.1 870 2.9 611 3.2 151 2.0
45+ 27 0.3 18 0.3 5 0.2 73 0.2 51 0.3 17 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 200 2.0 81 1.3 107 4.2 654 2.2 269 1.4 352 4.8
Reported Smoking 1,625 15.9 741 11.5 788 30.8 5,098 17.0 2,370 12.5 2,423 32.8
Unwed 3,572 34.6 1,497 23.1 1,631 63.3 10,427 34.4 4,504 23.6 4,594 61.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,369 14.1 535 8.8 685 27.2 4,156 14.4 1,738 9.5 1,990 27.4
12 Years 4,094 42.2 2,218 36.7 1,356 53.8 12,202 42.2 6,750 36.9 3,946 54.4
12+ Years 4,229 43.6 3,298 54.5 478 19.0 12,546 43.4 9,803 53.6 1,320 18.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,736 94.2 5,958 92.0 2,538 98.6 28,625 94.3 17,616 92.1 7,330 98.6
Birthing Center 307 3.0 279 4.3 17 0.7 862 2.8 793 4.1 38 0.5
Home Birth 183 1.8 164 2.5 7 0.3 532 1.8 467 2.4 30 0.4
Other Facility 16 0.2 5 0.1 9 0.3 37 0.1 15 0.1 19 0.3
Outside Alaska 94 0.9 73 1.1 4 0.2 312 1.0 240 1.3 15 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,933 77.3 4,805 74.7 2,162 84.4 23,363 77.6 14,271 75.2 6,303 85.2
Vaginal after C-Section 160 1.6 71 1.1 70 2.7 490 1.6 222 1.2 214 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,484 14.5 1,073 16.7 216 8.4 4,117 13.7 2,958 15.6 556 7.5
Repeat C-Section 680 6.6 483 7.5 113 4.4 2,135 7.1 1,515 8.0 323 4.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,924 81.1 5,292 85.7 1,752 71.0 23,268 80.6 15,561 84.8 5,054 70.7
3rd Trimester 415 4.2 220 3.6 135 5.5 1,284 4.4 694 3.8 432 6.0
No Prenatal Care 47 0.5 15 0.3 22 0.9 133 0.5 60 0.4 49 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,189 24.1 1,607 28.5 324 13.3 6,676 24.8 4,778 28.3 1,116 15.9
Adequate 3,575 39.3 2,486 44.1 699 28.7 10,720 39.8 7,437 44.0 2,089 29.7
Intermediate 1,796 19.7 926 16.4 675 27.7 5,059 18.8 2,710 16.1 1,798 25.6
Inadequate 1,540 16.9 615 10.9 740 30.4 4,495 16.7 1,959 11.6 2,033 28.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,083 10.5 629 9.7 297 11.6 3,163 10.5 1,783 9.4 901 12.2
Low Birthweight Birth 617 6.0 355 5.5 157 6.1 1,788 5.9 1,029 5.4 448 6.1
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2003
  2003 2001-2003
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,087 100.0 6,387 100.0 2,458 100.0 30,036 100.0 18,962 100.0 7,354 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.1 4 0.1 8 0.3 45 0.1 15 0.1 25 0.3
15-19 1,046 10.4 506 7.9 413 16.8 3,158 10.5 1,493 7.9 1,275 17.3
20-24 2,900 28.7 1,710 26.8 823 33.5 8,473 28.2 5,026 26.5 2,362 32.1
25-29 2,656 26.3 1,733 27.1 600 24.4 7,916 26.4 5,138 27.1 1,816 24.7
30-34 2,072 20.5 1,471 23.0 351 14.3 6,233 20.8 4,391 23.2 1,081 14.7
35-39 1,055 10.5 717 11.2 207 8.4 3,232 10.8 2,201 11.6 629 8.6
40-44 305 3.0 219 3.4 50 2.0 878 2.9 631 3.3 144 2.0
45+ 26 0.3 21 0.3 5 0.2 67 0.2 45 0.2 18 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 203 2.0 89 1.4 108 4.4 714 2.4 293 1.6 389 5.3
Reported Smoking 1,706 17.1 807 12.7 795 32.5 5,198 17.5 2,440 13.0 2,443 33.4
Unwed 3,478 34.6 1,520 23.9 1,518 61.8 10,131 33.8 4,407 23.3 4,444 60.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,412 14.5 615 9.9 654 27.2 4,107 14.2 1,736 9.4 1,945 27.3
12 Years 3,983 40.9 2,217 35.7 1,300 54.1 12,446 43.1 7,011 38.1 3,976 55.7
12+ Years 4,346 44.6 3,383 54.4 451 18.8 12,323 42.7 9,668 52.5 1,211 17.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,503 94.2 5,888 92.2 2,421 98.5 28,348 94.4 17,507 92.3 7,258 98.7
Birthing Center 269 2.7 249 3.9 10 0.4 849 2.8 780 4.1 34 0.5
Home Birth 197 2.0 163 2.6 17 0.7 486 1.6 419 2.2 28 0.4
Other Facility 10 0.1 4 0.1 6 0.2 34 0.1 15 0.1 18 0.2
Outside Alaska 108 1.1 83 1.3 4 0.2 319 1.1 241 1.3 16 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,692 76.8 4,715 74.4 2,095 85.5 23,178 78.0 14,227 75.9 6,234 85.3
Vaginal after C-Section 156 1.6 70 1.1 71 2.9 550 1.9 265 1.4 236 3.2
Primary C-Section 1,365 13.6 987 15.6 168 6.9 3,840 12.9 2,735 14.6 533 7.3
Repeat C-Section 797 8.0 566 8.9 115 4.7 2,133 7.2 1,520 8.1 305 4.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,695 80.1 5,161 84.2 1,683 70.8 23,137 80.5 15,459 84.4 5,020 71.1
3rd Trimester 465 4.8 264 4.3 149 6.3 1,248 4.3 648 3.5 457 6.5
No Prenatal Care 42 0.5 24 0.4 11 0.5 134 0.5 63 0.4 52 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,280 25.8 1,652 29.7 375 16.1 6,781 25.1 4,763 28.0 1,254 18.1
Adequate 3,576 40.4 2,434 43.7 753 32.3 10,945 40.5 7,576 44.5 2,120 30.6
Intermediate 1,498 16.9 796 14.3 559 24.0 4,935 18.3 2,724 16.0 1,637 23.6
Inadequate 1,494 16.9 687 12.3 644 27.6 4,357 16.1 1,966 11.5 1,926 27.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,106 11.1 637 10.1 305 12.5 3,088 10.3 1,683 8.9 935 12.8
Low Birthweight Birth 594 5.9 358 5.6 149 6.1 1,735 5.8 996 5.3 436 6.0
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2002
  2002 2000-2002
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,945 100.0 6,265 100.0 2,399 100.0 29,926 100.0 18,873 100.0 7,348 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.2 6 0.1 7 0.3 43 0.1 17 0.1 18 0.2
15-19 1,062 10.7 511 8.2 416 17.3 3,262 10.9 1,543 8.2 1,302 17.7
20-24 2,808 28.2 1,700 27.1 737 30.7 8,270 27.6 4,950 26.2 2,282 31.1
25-29 2,613 26.3 1,672 26.7 620 25.8 7,974 26.6 5,189 27.5 1,834 25.0
30-34 2,065 20.8 1,430 22.8 362 15.1 6,195 20.7 4,293 22.7 1,109 15.1
35-39 1,047 10.5 706 11.3 200 8.3 3,240 10.8 2,225 11.8 630 8.6
40-44 299 3.0 217 3.5 48 2.0 853 2.9 600 3.2 149 2.0
45+ 20 0.2 12 0.2 7 0.3 60 0.2 36 0.2 19 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 251 2.6 99 1.6 137 5.8 775 2.6 310 1.7 426 5.9
Reported Smoking 1,767 18.0 822 13.2 840 35.2 5,324 18.0 2,527 13.5 2,476 34.0
Unwed 3,377 34.1 1,487 23.8 1,445 60.3 9,944 33.3 4,359 23.1 4,302 58.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,375 14.5 588 9.8 651 27.9 4,048 14.1 1,682 9.1 1,923 27.1
12 Years 4,125 43.6 2,315 38.4 1,290 55.3 12,653 43.9 7,204 39.2 3,982 56.1
12+ Years 3,971 41.9 3,122 51.8 391 16.8 12,108 42.0 9,502 51.7 1,193 16.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,386 94.4 5,770 92.1 2,371 98.8 28,249 94.4 17,421 92.3 7,250 98.7
Birthing Center 286 2.9 265 4.2 11 0.5 869 2.9 798 4.2 34 0.5
Home Birth 152 1.5 140 2.2 6 0.3 426 1.4 383 2.0 17 0.2
Other Facility 11 0.1 6 0.1 4 0.2 52 0.2 19 0.1 31 0.4
Outside Alaska 110 1.1 84 1.3 7 0.3 330 1.1 252 1.3 16 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,738 78.7 4,751 76.7 2,046 85.8 23,358 79.2 14,366 77.3 6,229 85.4
Vaginal after C-Section 174 1.8 81 1.3 73 3.1 624 2.1 318 1.7 253 3.5
Primary C-Section 1,268 12.9 898 14.5 172 7.2 3,625 12.3 2,551 13.7 538 7.4
Repeat C-Section 658 6.7 466 7.5 95 4.0 1,884 6.4 1,347 7.2 270 3.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,649 80.4 5,108 84.4 1,619 70.2 23,237 80.6 15,519 84.6 5,019 70.9
3rd Trimester 404 4.2 210 3.5 148 6.4 1,194 4.1 541 3.0 510 7.2
No Prenatal Care 44 0.5 21 0.4 16 0.7 133 0.5 54 0.3 60 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,207 24.5 1,519 26.7 417 18.4 6,924 25.1 4,752 27.2 1,361 19.5
Adequate 3,569 39.6 2,517 44.3 637 28.1 11,322 41.0 7,945 45.5 2,095 30.0
Intermediate 1,765 19.6 988 17.4 564 24.9 5,036 18.2 2,825 16.2 1,580 22.6
Inadequate 1,461 16.2 657 11.6 649 28.6 4,340 15.7 1,921 11.0 1,947 27.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 974 9.8 517 8.3 299 12.6 2,994 10.1 1,614 8.6 923 12.6
Low Birthweight Birth 577 5.8 316 5.1 142 5.9 1,700 5.7 942 5.0 427 5.8
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2001
  2001 1999-2001
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,004 100.0 6,310 100.0 2,497 100.0 29,942 100.0 19,011 100.0 7,298 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.1 5 0.1 10 0.4 43 0.1 17 0.1 17 0.2
15-19 1,050 10.5 476 7.5 446 17.9 3,241 10.8 1,539 8.1 1,261 17.3
20-24 2,765 27.6 1,616 25.6 802 32.1 8,106 27.1 4,851 25.5 2,227 30.5
25-29 2,647 26.5 1,733 27.5 596 23.9 8,167 27.3 5,405 28.4 1,820 24.9
30-34 2,096 21.0 1,490 23.6 368 14.7 6,131 20.5 4,280 22.5 1,123 15.4
35-39 1,130 11.3 778 12.3 222 8.9 3,322 11.1 2,297 12.1 648 8.9
40-44 274 2.7 195 3.1 46 1.8 833 2.8 562 3.0 169 2.3
45+ 21 0.2 12 0.2 6 0.2 81 0.3 47 0.2 29 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 260 2.6 105 1.7 144 5.9 872 3.0 378 2.0 455 6.3
Reported Smoking 1,725 17.4 811 13.0 808 32.7 5,330 18.0 2,595 13.8 2,412 33.3
Unwed 3,276 32.8 1,400 22.2 1,481 59.4 9,864 33.0 4,382 23.1 4,208 57.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,320 13.7 533 8.6 640 26.7 3,999 13.8 1,717 9.2 1,833 26.1
12 Years 4,338 44.9 2,479 40.1 1,386 57.9 12,722 43.8 7,278 39.0 3,963 56.5
12+ Years 4,006 41.5 3,163 51.2 369 15.4 12,325 42.4 9,668 51.8 1,221 17.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,459 94.6 5,849 92.7 2,466 98.8 28,178 94.1 17,497 92.0 7,183 98.4
Birthing Center 294 2.9 266 4.2 13 0.5 881 2.9 812 4.3 31 0.4
Home Birth 137 1.4 116 1.8 5 0.2 459 1.5 415 2.2 16 0.2
Other Facility 13 0.1 5 0.1 8 0.3 77 0.3 22 0.1 52 0.7
Outside Alaska 101 1.0 74 1.2 5 0.2 347 1.2 265 1.4 16 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,748 78.6 4,761 76.6 2,093 84.6 23,738 80.5 14,731 78.7 6,224 86.0
Vaginal after C-Section 220 2.2 114 1.8 92 3.7 697 2.4 375 2.0 255 3.5
Primary C-Section 1,207 12.3 850 13.7 193 7.8 3,315 11.2 2,341 12.5 507 7.0
Repeat C-Section 678 6.9 488 7.9 95 3.8 1,750 5.9 1,270 6.8 248 3.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,793 80.9 5,190 84.6 1,718 72.2 23,399 80.4 15,601 83.9 5,091 72.0
3rd Trimester 379 3.9 174 2.8 160 6.7 1,216 4.2 559 3.0 511 7.2
No Prenatal Care 48 0.5 18 0.3 25 1.1 136 0.5 62 0.3 57 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,294 25.0 1,592 27.5 462 19.8 7,417 26.1 5,100 28.3 1,402 20.0
Adequate 3,800 41.4 2,625 45.4 730 31.2 11,739 41.4 8,295 46.0 2,116 30.2
Intermediate 1,672 18.2 940 16.3 514 22.0 4,822 17.0 2,642 14.6 1,605 22.9
Inadequate 1,402 15.3 622 10.8 633 27.1 4,388 15.5 2,014 11.2 1,882 26.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,008 10.1 529 8.4 331 13.3 3,091 10.4 1,725 9.1 907 12.5
Low Birthweight Birth 564 5.7 322 5.1 145 5.8 1,694 5.7 963 5.1 415 5.7
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

2000
  2000 1998-2000
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,977 100.0 6,298 100.0 2,452 100.0 29,861 100.0 19,238 100.0 7,151 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 13 0.1 6 0.1 1 0.0 33 0.1 13 0.1 11 0.2
15-19 1,150 11.5 556 8.8 440 17.9 3,214 10.8 1,588 8.3 1,189 16.6
20-24 2,697 27.0 1,634 25.9 743 30.3 7,956 26.6 4,855 25.2 2,134 29.8
25-29 2,714 27.2 1,784 28.3 618 25.2 8,289 27.8 5,615 29.2 1,794 25.1
30-34 2,034 20.4 1,373 21.8 379 15.5 6,139 20.6 4,238 22.0 1,172 16.4
35-39 1,063 10.7 741 11.8 208 8.5 3,292 11.0 2,292 11.9 646 9.0
40-44 280 2.8 188 3.0 55 2.2 835 2.8 574 3.0 168 2.3
45+ 19 0.2 12 0.2 6 0.2 90 0.3 55 0.3 33 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 264 2.7 106 1.7 145 6.0 970 3.3 422 2.2 508 7.2
Reported Smoking 1,832 18.6 894 14.3 828 34.0 5,419 18.3 2,738 14.3 2,396 33.7
Unwed 3,291 33.1 1,472 23.4 1,376 56.5 9,671 32.5 4,412 23.0 4,060 56.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,353 14.0 561 9.1 632 26.7 3,967 13.6 1,778 9.4 1,758 25.6
12 Years 4,190 43.3 2,410 38.9 1,306 55.1 12,533 43.1 7,214 38.1 3,889 56.6
12+ Years 4,131 42.7 3,217 52.0 433 18.3 12,564 43.2 9,920 52.5 1,225 17.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,404 94.3 5,802 92.1 2,413 98.4 28,115 94.2 17,729 92.2 7,019 98.2
Birthing Center 289 2.9 267 4.2 10 0.4 825 2.8 771 4.0 25 0.3
Home Birth 137 1.4 127 2.0 6 0.2 472 1.6 435 2.3 21 0.3
Other Facility 28 0.3 8 0.1 19 0.8 95 0.3 26 0.1 65 0.9
Outside Alaska 119 1.2 94 1.5 4 0.2 354 1.2 277 1.4 21 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,872 80.3 4,854 78.6 2,090 86.0 24,041 81.6 15,183 80.0 6,147 86.7
Vaginal after C-Section 230 2.3 123 2.0 88 3.6 783 2.7 447 2.4 266 3.8
Primary C-Section 1,150 11.7 803 13.0 173 7.1 3,008 10.2 2,128 11.2 468 6.6
Repeat C-Section 548 5.6 393 6.4 80 3.3 1,640 5.6 1,222 6.4 211 3.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,795 80.6 5,221 84.9 1,682 70.3 23,592 80.8 15,817 83.7 5,143 73.6
3rd Trimester 411 4.2 157 2.6 202 8.4 1,217 4.2 593 3.1 480 6.9
No Prenatal Care 41 0.4 15 0.3 19 0.8 139 0.5 71 0.4 46 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,423 25.6 1,641 27.4 482 20.3 7,829 27.1 5,485 29.3 1,346 19.4
Adequate 3,953 41.8 2,803 46.8 728 30.6 11,857 41.0 8,466 45.2 2,114 30.5
Intermediate 1,599 16.9 897 15.0 502 21.1 4,782 16.5 2,629 14.0 1,654 23.9
Inadequate 1,477 15.6 642 10.7 665 28.0 4,448 15.4 2,138 11.4 1,811 26.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,012 10.2 568 9.0 293 12.0 3,085 10.4 1,773 9.2 893 12.5
Low Birthweight Birth 559 5.6 304 4.8 140 5.7 1,720 5.8 1,007 5.3 408 5.7
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

1999
  1999 1997-1999
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,961 100.0 6,403 100.0 2,349 100.0 29,847 100.0 19,462 100.0 7,019 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.2 6 0.1 6 0.3 35 0.1 11 0.1 19 0.3
15-19 1,041 10.5 507 7.9 375 16.0 3,097 10.4 1,576 8.1 1,101 15.7
20-24 2,644 26.5 1,601 25.0 682 29.0 7,862 26.3 4,853 24.9 2,061 29.4
25-29 2,806 28.2 1,888 29.5 606 25.8 8,293 27.8 5,719 29.4 1,708 24.3
30-34 2,001 20.1 1,417 22.1 376 16.0 6,285 21.1 4,333 22.3 1,265 18.0
35-39 1,129 11.3 778 12.2 218 9.3 3,372 11.3 2,342 12.0 670 9.5
40-44 279 2.8 179 2.8 68 2.9 791 2.7 564 2.9 150 2.1
45+ 41 0.4 23 0.4 17 0.7 106 0.4 60 0.3 43 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 348 3.5 167 2.6 166 7.2 1,077 3.6 473 2.5 558 8.0
Reported Smoking 1,773 17.9 890 14.0 776 33.3 5,501 18.5 2,845 14.7 2,381 34.1
Unwed 3,297 33.2 1,510 23.6 1,351 57.6 9,419 31.6 4,363 22.5 3,918 55.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,326 13.7 623 9.9 561 24.9 4,024 13.8 1,875 9.8 1,709 25.2
12 Years 4,194 43.2 2,389 37.9 1,271 56.5 12,483 42.7 7,196 37.5 3,866 56.9
12+ Years 4,188 43.1 3,288 52.2 419 18.6 12,708 43.5 10,094 52.7 1,218 17.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,315 93.5 5,846 91.3 2,304 98.1 28,136 94.3 18,009 92.5 6,871 97.9
Birthing Center 298 3.0 279 4.4 8 0.3 710 2.4 665 3.4 18 0.3
Home Birth 185 1.9 172 2.7 5 0.2 510 1.7 469 2.4 22 0.3
Other Facility 36 0.4 9 0.1 25 1.1 122 0.4 32 0.2 83 1.2
Outside Alaska 127 1.3 97 1.5 7 0.3 369 1.2 287 1.5 25 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,118 82.4 5,116 80.8 2,041 87.6 24,105 81.5 15,394 79.8 6,087 87.3
Vaginal after C-Section 247 2.5 138 2.2 75 3.2 844 2.9 499 2.6 268 3.8
Primary C-Section 958 9.7 688 10.9 141 6.1 2,957 10.0 2,126 11.0 442 6.3
Repeat C-Section 524 5.3 389 6.1 73 3.1 1,676 5.7 1,283 6.6 179 2.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,811 79.9 5,190 82.3 1,691 73.5 23,730 81.0 15,936 83.1 5,221 76.0
3rd Trimester 426 4.4 228 3.6 149 6.5 1,166 4.0 624 3.3 398 5.8
No Prenatal Care 47 0.5 29 0.5 13 0.6 156 0.5 85 0.4 46 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,700 27.7 1,867 29.7 458 20.0 8,113 27.7 5,752 30.0 1,355 19.9
Adequate 3,986 40.9 2,867 45.6 658 28.7 11,964 40.9 8,586 44.8 2,088 30.6
Intermediate 1,551 15.9 805 12.8 589 25.7 4,746 16.2 2,577 13.4 1,712 25.1
Inadequate 1,509 15.5 750 11.9 584 25.5 4,434 15.2 2,251 11.7 1,669 24.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,071 10.8 628 9.9 283 12.1 3,093 10.4 1,789 9.2 906 12.9
Low Birthweight Birth 571 5.8 337 5.3 130 5.6 1,741 5.9 1,059 5.5 391 5.6
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

1998
  1998 1996-1998
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,923 100.0 6,537 100.0 2,350 100.0 29,933 100.0 19,840 100.0 6,973 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.1 1 0.0 4 0.2 33 0.1 9 0.0 20 0.3
15-19 1,023 10.3 525 8.0 374 15.9 3,049 10.2 1,635 8.2 1,053 15.1
20-24 2,615 26.4 1,620 24.8 709 30.2 7,865 26.3 4,939 24.9 2,076 29.8
25-29 2,769 27.9 1,943 29.7 570 24.3 8,259 27.6 5,753 29.0 1,682 24.1
30-34 2,104 21.2 1,448 22.2 417 17.7 6,513 21.8 4,499 22.7 1,345 19.3
35-39 1,100 11.1 773 11.8 220 9.4 3,346 11.2 2,362 11.9 648 9.3
40-44 276 2.8 207 3.2 45 1.9 780 2.6 593 3.0 117 1.7
45+ 30 0.3 20 0.3 10 0.4 87 0.3 50 0.3 31 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 358 3.6 149 2.3 197 8.4 1,170 3.9 495 2.5 631 9.1
Reported Smoking 1,814 18.4 954 14.7 792 33.8 5,783 19.4 3,071 15.5 2,459 35.3
Unwed 3,083 31.1 1,430 21.9 1,333 56.7 9,228 30.9 4,398 22.2 3,826 54.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,288 13.3 594 9.2 565 25.1 4,080 13.9 1,951 10.0 1,724 25.3
12 Years 4,149 42.9 2,415 37.6 1,312 58.3 12,525 42.6 7,339 37.6 3,891 57.1
12+ Years 4,245 43.8 3,415 53.2 373 16.6 12,779 43.5 10,251 52.5 1,194 17.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,396 94.7 6,081 93.0 2,302 98.0 28,306 94.6 18,463 93.1 6,821 97.8
Birthing Center 238 2.4 225 3.4 7 0.3 598 2.0 563 2.8 14 0.2
Home Birth 150 1.5 136 2.1 10 0.4 532 1.8 489 2.5 27 0.4
Other Facility 31 0.3 9 0.1 21 0.9 134 0.4 39 0.2 87 1.2
Outside Alaska 108 1.1 86 1.3 10 0.4 363 1.2 286 1.4 24 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,051 81.9 5,213 80.5 2,016 86.5 23,999 80.6 15,520 78.6 6,067 87.3
Vaginal after C-Section 306 3.1 186 2.9 103 4.4 916 3.1 583 3.0 259 3.7
Primary C-Section 900 9.2 637 9.8 154 6.6 3,085 10.4 2,246 11.4 466 6.7
Repeat C-Section 568 5.8 440 6.8 58 2.5 1,762 5.9 1,392 7.1 157 2.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,986 82.0 5,406 83.9 1,770 77.3 23,966 81.4 16,334 83.4 5,252 76.9
3rd Trimester 380 3.9 208 3.2 129 5.6 1,019 3.5 534 2.7 364 5.3
No Prenatal Care 51 0.5 27 0.4 14 0.6 164 0.6 91 0.5 47 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,706 27.8 1,977 30.7 406 18.0 8,206 27.9 5,830 29.8 1,465 21.6
Adequate 3,918 40.3 2,796 43.4 728 32.2 12,140 41.3 8,771 44.8 2,143 31.5
Intermediate 1,632 16.8 927 14.4 563 24.9 4,784 16.3 2,758 14.1 1,599 23.5
Inadequate 1,462 15.0 746 11.6 562 24.9 4,282 14.6 2,219 11.3 1,591 23.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,002 10.1 577 8.9 317 13.5 3,019 10.1 1,741 8.8 927 13.3
Low Birthweight Birth 590 6.0 366 5.6 138 5.9 1,715 5.7 1,053 5.3 388 5.6
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

1997
  1997 1995-1997
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 9,963 100.0 6,522 100.0 2,320 100.0 30,236 100.0 20,346 100.0 6,844 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.2 4 0.1 9 0.4 39 0.1 15 0.1 19 0.3
15-19 1,033 10.4 544 8.3 352 15.2 3,073 10.2 1,670 8.2 1,041 15.2
20-24 2,603 26.1 1,632 25.0 670 28.9 7,969 26.4 5,116 25.1 2,021 29.5
25-29 2,718 27.3 1,888 28.9 532 22.9 8,276 27.4 5,776 28.4 1,676 24.5
30-34 2,180 21.9 1,468 22.5 472 20.3 6,686 22.1 4,714 23.2 1,331 19.4
35-39 1,143 11.5 791 12.1 232 10.0 3,353 11.1 2,426 11.9 610 8.9
40-44 236 2.4 178 2.7 37 1.6 755 2.5 586 2.9 111 1.6
45+ 35 0.4 17 0.3 16 0.7 84 0.3 42 0.2 35 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 371 3.8 157 2.4 195 8.4 1,250 4.2 527 2.6 679 10.0
Reported Smoking 1,914 19.3 1,001 15.4 813 35.1 5,930 19.7 3,214 15.9 2,458 36.0
Unwed 3,039 30.6 1,423 21.9 1,234 53.2 9,195 30.5 4,515 22.2 3,690 53.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,410 14.4 658 10.2 583 25.4 4,136 13.9 2,060 10.3 1,672 25.0
12 Years 4,140 42.1 2,392 37.1 1,283 56.0 12,578 42.3 7,494 37.4 3,800 56.7
12+ Years 4,275 43.5 3,391 52.6 426 18.6 12,996 43.7 10,493 52.3 1,226 18.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,425 94.6 6,082 93.3 2,265 97.6 28,634 94.7 18,999 93.4 6,688 97.7
Birthing Center 174 1.7 161 2.5 3 0.1 493 1.6 462 2.3 10 0.1
Home Birth 175 1.8 161 2.5 7 0.3 600 2.0 562 2.8 25 0.4
Other Facility 55 0.6 14 0.2 37 1.6 142 0.5 36 0.2 99 1.4
Outside Alaska 134 1.3 104 1.6 8 0.3 367 1.2 287 1.4 22 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 7,936 80.1 5,065 78.0 2,030 87.7 24,386 80.9 16,010 78.9 6,032 88.2
Vaginal after C-Section 291 2.9 175 2.7 90 3.9 884 2.9 592 2.9 215 3.1
Primary C-Section 1,099 11.1 801 12.3 147 6.3 3,165 10.5 2,346 11.6 439 6.4
Repeat C-Section 584 5.9 454 7.0 48 2.1 1,705 5.7 1,347 6.6 153 2.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 7,933 81.1 5,340 83.1 1,760 77.4 24,452 82.0 16,895 84.0 5,181 76.9
3rd Trimester 360 3.7 188 2.9 120 5.3 933 3.1 497 2.5 333 4.9
No Prenatal Care 58 0.6 29 0.5 19 0.8 151 0.5 88 0.4 47 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,707 27.6 1,908 29.7 491 21.6 8,201 27.5 5,678 28.3 1,689 25.1
Adequate 4,060 41.5 2,923 45.5 702 30.8 13,023 43.7 9,551 47.6 2,171 32.2
Intermediate 1,563 16.0 845 13.1 560 24.6 4,529 15.2 2,689 13.4 1,428 21.2
Inadequate 1,463 14.9 755 11.7 523 23.0 4,026 13.5 2,160 10.8 1,446 21.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,020 10.3 584 9.0 306 13.2 2,929 9.7 1,718 8.5 871 12.7
Low Birthweight Birth 580 5.8 356 5.5 123 5.3 1,667 5.5 1,043 5.1 355 5.2
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

1996
  1996 1994-1996
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,047 100.0 6,781 100.0 2,303 100.0 30,957 100.0 21,191 100.0 6,790 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 13 0.1 4 0.1 7 0.3 40 0.1 17 0.1 18 0.3
15-19 993 9.9 566 8.3 327 14.2 3,128 10.1 1,761 8.3 1,016 15.0
20-24 2,647 26.3 1,687 24.9 697 30.3 8,222 26.6 5,399 25.5 2,016 29.7
25-29 2,772 27.6 1,922 28.3 580 25.2 8,461 27.3 5,899 27.8 1,712 25.2
30-34 2,229 22.2 1,583 23.3 456 19.8 6,929 22.4 5,009 23.6 1,307 19.2
35-39 1,103 11.0 798 11.8 196 8.5 3,371 10.9 2,514 11.9 569 8.4
40-44 268 2.7 208 3.1 35 1.5 736 2.4 557 2.6 124 1.8
45+ 22 0.2 13 0.2 5 0.2 69 0.2 34 0.2 28 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 441 4.4 189 2.8 239 10.4 1,580 5.2 680 3.2 862 12.8
Reported Smoking 2,055 20.5 1,116 16.5 854 37.1 6,317 20.5 3,568 16.9 2,503 37.0
Unwed 3,106 31.0 1,545 22.8 1,259 54.7 9,276 30.0 4,697 22.2 3,662 54.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,382 14.0 699 10.5 576 25.4 4,283 14.1 2,264 10.8 1,655 25.1
12 Years 4,236 42.9 2,532 37.9 1,296 57.2 12,630 41.6 7,680 36.8 3,705 56.3
12+ Years 4,259 43.1 3,445 51.6 395 17.4 13,439 44.3 10,931 52.4 1,221 18.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,485 94.4 6,300 92.9 2,254 97.9 29,410 95.0 19,889 93.9 6,640 97.8
Birthing Center 186 1.9 177 2.6 4 0.2 320 1.0 302 1.4 7 0.1
Home Birth 207 2.1 192 2.8 10 0.4 651 2.1 602 2.8 32 0.5
Other Facility 48 0.5 16 0.2 29 1.3 203 0.7 108 0.5 86 1.3
Outside Alaska 121 1.2 96 1.4 6 0.3 373 1.2 290 1.4 25 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,012 79.9 5,242 77.4 2,021 87.8 24,969 80.9 16,652 78.7 5,998 88.4
Vaginal after C-Section 319 3.2 222 3.3 66 2.9 954 3.1 687 3.2 189 2.8
Primary C-Section 1,086 10.8 808 11.9 165 7.2 3,220 10.4 2,427 11.5 450 6.6
Repeat C-Section 610 6.1 498 7.4 51 2.2 1,738 5.6 1,382 6.5 151 2.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,047 81.2 5,588 83.4 1,722 75.9 25,488 83.3 17,855 85.1 5,216 77.8
3rd Trimester 279 2.8 138 2.1 115 5.1 822 2.7 467 2.2 278 4.1
No Prenatal Care 55 0.6 35 0.5 14 0.6 151 0.5 89 0.4 47 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,793 28.2 1,945 29.0 568 25.1 8,449 27.7 5,712 27.3 1,922 28.8
Adequate 4,162 42.0 3,052 45.5 713 31.5 13,925 45.6 10,354 49.5 2,187 32.7
Intermediate 1,589 16.0 986 14.7 476 21.0 4,407 14.4 2,780 13.3 1,262 18.9
Inadequate 1,357 13.7 718 10.7 506 22.4 3,747 12.3 2,090 10.0 1,310 19.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 997 10.0 580 8.6 304 13.2 2,864 9.3 1,682 8.0 846 12.5
Low Birthweight Birth 545 5.4 331 4.9 127 5.5 1,674 5.4 1,052 5.0 363 5.4
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

1995
  1995 1993-1995
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,226 100.0 7,043 100.0 2,221 100.0 31,999 100.0 22,027 100.0 6,827 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 11 0.1 7 0.1 3 0.1 37 0.1 16 0.1 15 0.2
15-19 1,047 10.2 560 8.0 362 16.3 3,243 10.1 1,821 8.3 1,043 15.3
20-24 2,719 26.6 1,797 25.5 654 29.4 8,576 26.8 5,767 26.2 1,974 28.9
25-29 2,786 27.2 1,966 27.9 564 25.4 8,874 27.7 6,193 28.1 1,767 25.9
30-34 2,277 22.3 1,663 23.6 403 18.1 7,141 22.3 5,167 23.5 1,308 19.2
35-39 1,107 10.8 837 11.9 182 8.2 3,373 10.5 2,516 11.4 564 8.3
40-44 251 2.5 200 2.8 39 1.8 690 2.2 519 2.4 122 1.8
45+ 27 0.3 12 0.2 14 0.6 62 0.2 25 0.1 34 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 438 4.3 181 2.6 245 11.1 2,006 6.3 893 4.1 1,054 15.5
Reported Smoking 1,961 19.3 1,097 15.7 791 35.7 6,640 20.8 3,828 17.4 2,544 37.4
Unwed 3,050 29.9 1,547 22.0 1,197 53.9 9,275 29.0 4,742 21.6 3,623 53.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,344 13.4 703 10.1 513 24.0 4,530 14.4 2,464 11.3 1,674 25.3
12 Years 4,202 42.0 2,570 37.1 1,221 57.1 12,864 41.0 7,915 36.4 3,658 55.4
12+ Years 4,462 44.6 3,657 52.8 405 18.9 13,996 44.6 11,336 52.2 1,272 19.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 9,724 95.1 6,617 94.0 2,169 97.7 30,397 95.0 20,689 93.9 6,667 97.7
Birthing Center 133 1.3 124 1.8 3 0.1 200 0.6 182 0.8 7 0.1
Home Birth 218 2.1 209 3.0 8 0.4 714 2.2 654 3.0 38 0.6
Other Facility 39 0.4 6 0.1 33 1.5 255 0.8 158 0.7 88 1.3
Outside Alaska 112 1.1 87 1.2 8 0.4 433 1.4 344 1.6 27 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,438 82.7 5,703 81.1 1,981 89.2 25,852 81.2 17,326 79.1 6,081 89.2
Vaginal after C-Section 274 2.7 195 2.8 59 2.7 1,012 3.2 736 3.4 186 2.7
Primary C-Section 980 9.6 737 10.5 127 5.7 3,257 10.2 2,498 11.4 405 5.9
Repeat C-Section 511 5.0 395 5.6 54 2.4 1,721 5.4 1,357 6.2 143 2.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,472 83.7 5,967 85.6 1,699 77.4 26,616 84.0 18,751 85.8 5,273 78.1
3rd Trimester 294 2.9 171 2.5 98 4.5 768 2.4 439 2.0 252 3.7
No Prenatal Care 38 0.4 24 0.3 14 0.6 171 0.5 97 0.4 60 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,701 26.8 1,825 26.3 630 28.7 8,811 27.9 5,863 26.9 2,076 31.0
Adequate 4,801 47.6 3,576 51.5 756 34.4 14,747 46.7 11,039 50.7 2,231 33.3
Intermediate 1,377 13.7 858 12.4 392 17.9 4,399 13.9 2,848 13.1 1,174 17.5
Inadequate 1,206 12.0 687 9.9 417 19.0 3,600 11.4 2,017 9.3 1,224 18.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 912 8.9 554 7.9 261 11.8 2,896 9.1 1,709 7.8 828 12.1
Low Birthweight Birth 542 5.3 356 5.1 105 4.7 1,675 5.3 1,071 4.9 341 5.0
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

1994
  1994 1992-1994
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 10,684 100.0 7,367 100.0 2,266 100.0 33,498 100.0 23,002 100.0 7,189 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 16 0.1 6 0.1 8 0.4 41 0.1 13 0.1 23 0.3
15-19 1,088 10.2 635 8.6 327 14.4 3,332 9.9 1,931 8.4 1,041 14.5
20-24 2,856 26.7 1,915 26.0 665 29.3 9,024 26.9 6,070 26.4 2,085 29.0
25-29 2,903 27.2 2,011 27.3 568 25.1 9,483 28.3 6,531 28.4 1,939 27.0
30-34 2,423 22.7 1,763 23.9 448 19.8 7,470 22.3 5,390 23.4 1,367 19.0
35-39 1,161 10.9 879 11.9 191 8.4 3,437 10.3 2,577 11.2 565 7.9
40-44 217 2.0 149 2.0 50 2.2 653 1.9 465 2.0 139 1.9
45+ 20 0.2 9 0.1 9 0.4 56 0.2 23 0.1 30 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 701 6.6 310 4.3 378 16.8 2,571 7.8 1,198 5.3 1,297 18.2
Reported Smoking 2,301 21.6 1,355 18.4 858 38.0 7,399 22.2 4,295 18.7 2,788 38.9
Unwed 3,120 29.2 1,605 21.8 1,206 53.2 9,433 28.2 4,779 20.8 3,749 52.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,557 14.9 862 11.9 566 26.0 4,940 15.0 2,686 11.8 1,864 26.6
12 Years 4,192 40.0 2,578 35.5 1,188 54.6 13,439 40.8 8,299 36.5 3,789 54.1
12+ Years 4,718 45.1 3,829 52.7 421 19.4 14,593 44.3 11,752 51.7 1,347 19.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,201 95.5 6,972 94.6 2,217 97.8 31,786 94.9 21,591 93.9 7,015 97.6
Birthing Center 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 180 0.5 157 0.7 6 0.1
Home Birth 226 2.1 201 2.7 14 0.6 774 2.3 696 3.0 46 0.6
Other Facility 116 1.1 86 1.2 24 1.1 299 0.9 189 0.8 96 1.3
Outside Alaska 140 1.3 107 1.5 11 0.5 459 1.4 369 1.6 26 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,519 80.0 5,707 77.7 1,996 88.2 26,707 80.4 17,821 78.1 6,360 88.9
Vaginal after C-Section 361 3.4 270 3.7 64 2.8 1,143 3.4 818 3.6 223 3.1
Primary C-Section 1,154 10.8 882 12.0 158 7.0 3,487 10.5 2,680 11.7 420 5.9
Repeat C-Section 617 5.8 489 6.7 46 2.0 1,899 5.7 1,500 6.6 155 2.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 8,969 84.7 6,300 86.1 1,795 80.1 27,839 83.8 19,611 85.7 5,549 78.1
3rd Trimester 249 2.4 158 2.2 65 2.9 743 2.2 423 1.8 241 3.4
No Prenatal Care 58 0.5 30 0.4 19 0.9 202 0.6 111 0.5 69 1.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 2,955 28.0 1,942 26.6 724 32.6 9,222 27.9 6,089 26.8 2,192 31.1
Adequate 4,962 47.1 3,726 51.1 718 32.3 15,182 45.9 11,344 49.8 2,348 33.3
Intermediate 1,441 13.7 936 12.8 394 17.7 4,900 14.8 3,234 14.2 1,253 17.8
Inadequate 1,184 11.2 685 9.4 387 17.4 3,753 11.4 2,093 9.2 1,258 17.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 955 9.0 548 7.5 281 12.4 3,086 9.2 1,798 7.8 881 12.3
Low Birthweight Birth 587 5.5 365 5.0 131 5.8 1,706 5.1 1,061 4.6 374 5.2
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

1993
  1993 1991-1993
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,089 100.0 7,617 100.0 2,340 100.0 34,500 100.0 23,638 100.0 7,573 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 10 0.1 3 0.0 4 0.2 38 0.1 16 0.1 17 0.2
15-19 1,108 10.0 626 8.2 354 15.1 3,379 9.8 1,978 8.4 1,072 14.2
20-24 3,001 27.1 2,055 27.0 655 28.0 9,264 26.9 6,217 26.3 2,187 28.9
25-29 3,185 28.7 2,216 29.1 635 27.1 10,093 29.3 6,935 29.3 2,155 28.5
30-34 2,441 22.0 1,741 22.9 457 19.5 7,581 22.0 5,434 23.0 1,413 18.7
35-39 1,105 10.0 800 10.5 191 8.2 3,452 10.0 2,570 10.9 570 7.5
40-44 222 2.0 170 2.2 33 1.4 634 1.8 463 2.0 126 1.7
45+ 15 0.1 4 0.1 11 0.5 57 0.2 23 0.1 33 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 867 7.9 402 5.3 431 18.5 2,922 8.5 1,417 6.0 1,401 18.6
Reported Smoking 2,378 21.5 1,376 18.1 895 38.3 7,799 22.7 4,459 18.9 2,986 39.6
Unwed 3,105 28.1 1,590 20.9 1,220 52.2 9,457 27.5 4,757 20.2 3,845 50.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,629 14.9 899 12.0 595 26.0 5,081 14.9 2,737 11.7 1,970 26.5
12 Years 4,470 41.0 2,767 36.8 1,249 54.5 14,275 41.9 8,822 37.7 4,072 54.8
12+ Years 4,816 44.1 3,850 51.2 446 19.5 14,692 43.2 11,826 50.6 1,394 18.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 10,472 94.4 7,100 93.2 2,281 97.5 32,673 94.7 22,111 93.5 7,393 97.6
Birthing Center 66 0.6 57 0.7 4 0.2 259 0.8 227 1.0 9 0.1
Home Birth 270 2.4 244 3.2 16 0.7 848 2.5 769 3.3 47 0.6
Other Facility 100 0.9 66 0.9 31 1.3 253 0.7 142 0.6 98 1.3
Outside Alaska 181 1.6 150 2.0 8 0.3 467 1.4 389 1.6 26 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 8,895 81.0 5,916 78.5 2,104 90.3 27,441 80.4 18,239 78.1 6,715 89.2
Vaginal after C-Section 377 3.4 271 3.6 63 2.7 1,160 3.4 821 3.5 223 3.0
Primary C-Section 1,123 10.2 879 11.7 120 5.2 3,601 10.6 2,779 11.9 418 5.6
Repeat C-Section 593 5.4 473 6.3 43 1.8 1,930 5.7 1,527 6.5 170 2.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 9,175 83.4 6,484 85.7 1,779 76.9 28,428 83.1 20,110 85.5 5,680 76.1
3rd Trimester 225 2.0 110 1.5 89 3.8 795 2.3 405 1.7 297 4.0
No Prenatal Care 75 0.7 43 0.6 27 1.2 246 0.7 148 0.6 78 1.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 3,155 28.9 2,096 27.8 722 31.6 9,248 27.2 6,115 26.2 2,196 29.6
Adequate 4,984 45.6 3,737 49.6 757 33.1 15,402 45.3 11,496 49.2 2,472 33.3
Intermediate 1,581 14.5 1,054 14.0 388 17.0 5,375 15.8 3,600 15.4 1,332 18.0
Inadequate 1,210 11.1 645 8.6 420 18.4 3,997 11.7 2,157 9.2 1,419 19.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,029 9.3 607 8.0 286 12.3 3,148 9.1 1,866 7.9 890 11.8
Low Birthweight Birth 546 4.9 350 4.6 105 4.5 1,661 4.8 1,061 4.5 360 4.8
1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Alaska

1992
  1992 1990-1992
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1 Births Percent1
Total Births 11,725 100.0 8,018 100.0 2,583 100.0 35,316 100.0 24,184 100.0 7,955 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 15 0.1 4 0.0 11 0.4 42 0.1 16 0.1 20 0.3
15-19 1,136 9.7 670 8.4 360 13.9 3,318 9.4 1,980 8.2 1,047 13.2
20-24 3,167 27.0 2,100 26.2 765 29.6 9,515 26.9 6,309 26.1 2,343 29.5
25-29 3,395 29.0 2,304 28.7 736 28.5 10,550 29.9 7,211 29.8 2,358 29.6
30-34 2,606 22.2 1,886 23.5 462 17.9 7,733 21.9 5,594 23.1 1,434 18.0
35-39 1,171 10.0 898 11.2 183 7.1 3,517 10.0 2,644 10.9 586 7.4
40-44 214 1.8 146 1.8 56 2.2 570 1.6 403 1.7 129 1.6
45+ 21 0.2 10 0.1 10 0.4 69 0.2 26 0.1 38 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 1,003 8.6 486 6.1 488 19.0 3,085 8.8 1,533 6.4 1,432 18.1
Reported Smoking 2,720 23.3 1,564 19.6 1,035 40.3 8,168 23.2 4,649 19.3 3,144 39.7
Unwed 3,208 27.4 1,584 19.8 1,323 51.3 9,471 26.9 4,639 19.2 4,021 50.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 1,754 15.1 925 11.6 703 27.7 5,175 14.8 2,769 11.6 2,056 26.3
12 Years 4,777 41.2 2,954 37.1 1,352 53.3 14,937 42.8 9,233 38.6 4,356 55.6
12+ Years 5,059 43.6 4,073 51.2 480 18.9 14,772 42.3 11,944 49.9 1,420 18.1
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 11,113 94.8 7,519 93.8 2,517 97.4 33,549 95.0 22,707 93.9 7,768 97.6
Birthing Center 113 1.0 99 1.2 2 0.1 243 0.7 217 0.9 5 0.1
Home Birth 278 2.4 251 3.1 16 0.6 852 2.4 775 3.2 50 0.6
Other Facility 83 0.7 37 0.5 41 1.6 220 0.6 106 0.4 103 1.3
Outside Alaska 138 1.2 112 1.4 7 0.3 452 1.3 379 1.6 29 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 9,293 80.1 6,198 78.1 2,260 88.1 28,165 80.8 18,769 78.7 7,000 88.7
Vaginal after C-Section 405 3.5 277 3.5 96 3.7 1,088 3.1 768 3.2 226 2.9
Primary C-Section 1,210 10.4 919 11.6 142 5.5 3,684 10.6 2,803 11.7 470 6.0
Repeat C-Section 689 5.9 538 6.8 66 2.6 1,941 5.6 1,520 6.4 196 2.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 9,695 83.2 6,827 85.4 1,975 77.4 28,645 81.9 20,334 84.7 5,807 74.3
3rd Trimester 269 2.3 155 1.9 87 3.4 915 2.6 478 2.0 335 4.3
No Prenatal Care 69 0.6 38 0.5 23 0.9 271 0.8 158 0.7 88 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 3,112 26.9 2,051 25.8 746 29.4 9,392 27.1 6,120 25.7 2,401 30.9
Adequate 5,236 45.2 3,881 48.9 873 34.4 15,317 44.1 11,516 48.3 2,456 31.6
Intermediate 1,878 16.2 1,244 15.7 471 18.5 5,631 16.2 3,820 16.0 1,349 17.4
Inadequate 1,359 11.7 763 9.6 451 17.7 4,374 12.6 2,376 10.0 1,568 20.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 1,102 9.4 643 8.0 314 12.2 3,191 9.1 1,871 7.7 946 11.9
Low Birthweight Birth 573 4.9 346 4.3 138 5.3 1,688 4.8 1,048 4.3 405 5.1

1 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15