Birth Profile for North Slope1

2012
  2012 2010-2012
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 172 100.0 10 100.0 149 100.0 535 100.0 28 100.0 479 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 16 9.3 0 0.0 15 10.1 65 12.1 0 0.0 64 13.4
20-24 62 36.0 2 20.0 59 39.6 189 35.3 7 25.0 179 37.4
25-29 51 29.7 3 30.0 44 29.5 152 28.4 9 32.1 135 28.2
30-34 33 19.2 3 30.0 26 17.4 93 17.4 7 25.0 75 15.7
35-39 7 4.1 2 20.0 4 2.7 24 4.5 3 10.7 19 4.0
40-44 3 1.7 0 0.0 1 0.7 12 2.2 2 7.1 7 1.5
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 31 6.0 0 0.0 30 6.3
Reported Smoking 82 48.0 0 0.0 82 55.0 233 43.7 0 0.0 232 48.4
Unwed 119 69.2 2 20.0 114 76.5 377 70.6 6 21.4 364 76.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 20 15.7 0 0.0 20 17.7 93 19.1 0 0.0 91 20.6
12 Years 83 65.4 1 16.7 79 69.9 294 60.2 5 20.8 280 63.5
12+ Years 24 18.9 5 83.3 14 12.4 101 20.7 19 79.2 70 15.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 166 96.5 6 60.0 149 100.0 516 96.4 14 50.0 478 99.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 3.6 0 0.0
Other Facility 1 0.6 1 10.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 3.6 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 5 2.9 3 30.0 0 0.0 17 3.2 12 42.9 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 155 90.1 5 50.0 141 94.6 470 88.3 17 60.7 434 90.8
Vaginal after C-Section 2 1.2 0 0.0 1 0.7 17 3.2 0 0.0 16 3.3
Primary C-Section 12 7.0 4 40.0 6 4.0 32 6.0 8 28.6 19 4.0
Repeat C-Section 3 1.7 1 10.0 1 0.7 13 2.4 3 10.7 9 1.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 85 50.0 4 44.4 75 50.3 275 52.7 16 59.3 244 51.9
3rd Trimester 14 8.2 0 0.0 12 8.1 62 11.9 2 7.4 56 11.9
No Prenatal Care 1 0.6 1 11.1 0 0.0 5 1.0 1 3.7 4 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 28 16.5 1 11.1 27 18.1 53 10.2 6 22.2 47 10.0
Adequate 43 25.3 3 33.3 38 25.5 111 21.3 9 33.3 95 20.1
Intermediate 35 20.6 1 11.1 31 20.8 129 24.7 4 14.8 117 24.8
Inadequate 64 37.6 4 44.4 53 35.6 229 43.9 8 29.6 213 45.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 26 15.1 1 10.0 24 16.1 67 12.5 4 14.3 58 12.1
Low Birthweight Birth 12 7.0 1 10.0 11 7.4 34 6.4 1 3.6 32 6.7
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2011
  2011 2009-2011
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 168 100.0 9 100.0 154 100.0 532 100.0 26 100.0 484 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 20 11.9 0 0.0 20 13.0 77 14.5 0 0.0 76 15.7
20-24 67 39.9 1 11.1 65 42.2 191 35.9 8 30.8 180 37.2
25-29 44 26.2 5 55.6 37 24.0 137 25.8 6 23.1 122 25.2
30-34 22 13.1 1 11.1 20 13.0 85 16.0 8 30.8 70 14.5
35-39 9 5.4 1 11.1 8 5.2 28 5.3 1 3.8 26 5.4
40-44 6 3.6 1 11.1 4 2.6 13 2.4 3 11.5 9 1.9
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 8 4.9 0 0.0 8 5.2 41 7.9 0 0.0 40 8.3
Reported Smoking 74 44.0 0 0.0 74 48.1 228 42.9 0 0.0 226 46.7
Unwed 121 72.0 0 0.0 119 77.3 378 71.2 4 15.4 366 75.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 31 18.5 0 0.0 31 20.1 105 19.9 0 0.0 103 21.4
12 Years 99 58.9 2 22.2 95 61.7 315 59.7 7 26.9 298 62.0
12+ Years 38 22.6 7 77.8 28 18.2 108 20.5 19 73.1 80 16.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 162 96.4 4 44.4 153 99.4 515 96.8 12 46.2 483 99.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 3.8 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.6 1 11.1 0 0.0 2 0.4 2 7.7 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 5 3.0 4 44.4 1 0.6 14 2.6 11 42.3 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 155 92.3 9 100.0 142 92.2 463 87.9 17 68.0 429 89.0
Vaginal after C-Section 4 2.4 0 0.0 4 2.6 19 3.6 1 4.0 18 3.7
Primary C-Section 5 3.0 0 0.0 4 2.6 32 6.1 4 16.0 25 5.2
Repeat C-Section 4 2.4 0 0.0 4 2.6 13 2.5 3 12.0 10 2.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 91 55.5 8 88.9 79 52.3 289 56.2 19 76.0 256 54.6
3rd Trimester 19 11.6 1 11.1 18 11.9 65 12.6 2 8.0 61 13.0
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 1.2 1 3.8 5 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 11 6.8 2 22.2 9 6.0 37 7.2 7 26.9 30 6.4
Adequate 32 19.8 3 33.3 27 18.1 92 17.9 7 26.9 79 16.8
Intermediate 48 29.6 3 33.3 43 28.9 150 29.1 6 23.1 136 28.9
Inadequate 71 43.8 1 11.1 70 47.0 236 45.8 6 23.1 226 48.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 21 12.5 1 11.1 18 11.7 68 12.8 3 11.5 60 12.4
Low Birthweight Birth 9 5.4 0 0.0 9 5.8 37 7.0 0 0.0 36 7.4
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2010
  2010 2008-2010
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 195 100.0 9 100.0 176 100.0 563 100.0 31 100.0 505 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 29 14.9 0 0.0 29 16.5 105 18.7 1 3.2 103 20.4
20-24 60 30.8 4 44.4 55 31.3 190 33.7 8 25.8 176 34.9
25-29 57 29.2 1 11.1 54 30.7 141 25.0 4 12.9 127 25.1
30-34 38 19.5 3 33.3 29 16.5 82 14.6 12 38.7 62 12.3
35-39 8 4.1 0 0.0 7 4.0 32 5.7 3 9.7 27 5.3
40-44 3 1.5 1 11.1 2 1.1 12 2.1 3 9.7 9 1.8
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 22 11.6 0 0.0 21 11.9 42 7.6 0 0.0 41 8.1
Reported Smoking 77 39.7 0 0.0 76 43.2 246 43.8 2 6.5 242 47.9
Unwed 137 70.6 4 44.4 131 74.4 400 71.2 5 16.1 386 76.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 42 21.8 0 0.0 40 23.0 127 22.8 1 3.2 122 24.4
12 Years 112 58.0 2 22.2 106 60.9 324 58.2 10 32.3 302 60.4
12+ Years 39 20.2 7 77.8 28 16.1 106 19.0 20 64.5 76 15.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 188 96.4 4 44.4 176 100.0 539 95.7 11 35.5 504 99.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 2 6.5 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 1 3.2 1 0.2
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 2 6.5 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 7 3.6 5 55.6 0 0.0 18 3.2 15 48.4 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 160 83.3 3 33.3 151 86.3 485 87.4 17 58.6 448 89.2
Vaginal after C-Section 11 5.7 0 0.0 11 6.3 20 3.6 1 3.4 19 3.8
Primary C-Section 15 7.8 4 44.4 9 5.1 38 6.8 7 24.1 29 5.8
Repeat C-Section 6 3.1 2 22.2 4 2.3 12 2.2 4 13.8 6 1.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 99 52.7 4 44.4 90 52.9 315 58.3 20 69.0 279 57.3
3rd Trimester 29 15.4 1 11.1 26 15.3 65 12.0 4 13.8 59 12.1
No Prenatal Care 4 2.1 0 0.0 4 2.3 9 1.7 1 3.4 8 1.6
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 14 7.4 3 33.3 11 6.3 40 7.4 6 20.7 33 6.7
Adequate 36 18.9 3 33.3 30 17.2 112 20.7 11 37.9 95 19.3
Intermediate 46 24.2 0 0.0 43 24.7 140 25.9 3 10.3 129 26.3
Inadequate 94 49.5 3 33.3 90 51.7 249 46.0 9 31.0 234 47.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 20 10.3 2 22.2 16 9.1 77 13.7 3 9.7 69 13.7
Low Birthweight Birth 13 6.7 0 0.0 12 6.8 47 8.4 2 6.5 44 8.7
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2009
  2009 2007-2009
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 169 100.0 8 100.0 154 100.0 541 100.0 37 100.0 476 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 28 16.6 0 0.0 27 17.5 100 18.5 3 8.1 96 20.2
20-24 64 37.9 3 37.5 60 39.0 195 36.0 7 18.9 181 38.0
25-29 36 21.3 0 0.0 31 20.1 124 22.9 8 21.6 104 21.8
30-34 25 14.8 4 50.0 21 13.6 69 12.8 12 32.4 53 11.1
35-39 11 6.5 0 0.0 11 7.1 39 7.2 5 13.5 30 6.3
40-44 4 2.4 1 12.5 3 1.9 13 2.4 2 5.4 11 2.3
45+ 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.6 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 11 6.5 0 0.0 11 7.1 28 5.3 1 3.4 27 5.7
Reported Smoking 77 45.6 0 0.0 76 49.4 252 46.6 3 8.1 246 51.7
Unwed 120 71.0 0 0.0 116 75.3 382 70.6 5 13.5 366 76.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 32 19.2 0 0.0 32 20.9 119 22.2 3 8.1 114 24.2
12 Years 104 62.3 3 37.5 97 63.4 307 57.4 11 29.7 283 60.1
12+ Years 31 18.6 5 62.5 24 15.7 109 20.4 23 62.2 74 15.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 165 97.6 4 50.0 154 100.0 518 95.7 19 51.4 472 99.2
Birthing Center 1 0.6 1 12.5 0 0.0 2 0.4 2 5.4 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.6 1 12.5 0 0.0 3 0.6 1 2.7 2 0.4
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.7 2 5.4 2 0.4
Outside Alaska 2 1.2 2 25.0 0 0.0 14 2.6 13 35.1 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 148 88.6 5 71.4 136 88.9 477 89.3 25 73.5 430 90.9
Vaginal after C-Section 4 2.4 1 14.3 3 2.0 15 2.8 1 2.9 14 3.0
Primary C-Section 12 7.2 0 0.0 12 7.8 32 6.0 5 14.7 24 5.1
Repeat C-Section 3 1.8 1 14.3 2 1.3 10 1.9 3 8.8 5 1.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 99 61.1 7 100.0 87 58.8 325 62.7 28 80.0 278 60.8
3rd Trimester 17 10.5 0 0.0 17 11.5 45 8.7 4 11.4 40 8.8
No Prenatal Care 2 1.2 1 12.5 1 0.7 7 1.3 1 2.9 6 1.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 12 7.4 2 25.0 10 6.8 43 8.3 6 17.6 33 7.2
Adequate 24 14.7 1 12.5 22 14.9 119 23.0 15 44.1 100 21.8
Intermediate 56 34.4 3 37.5 50 33.8 140 27.0 5 14.7 126 27.5
Inadequate 71 43.6 2 25.0 66 44.6 216 41.7 8 23.5 200 43.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 27 16.0 0 0.0 26 16.9 79 14.6 1 2.7 73 15.3
Low Birthweight Birth 15 8.9 0 0.0 15 9.7 44 8.2 2 5.4 41 8.6
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2008
  2008 2006-2008
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 199 100.0 14 100.0 175 100.0 554 100.0 43 100.0 482 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 48 24.1 1 7.1 47 26.9 103 18.6 3 7.0 100 20.7
20-24 66 33.2 1 7.1 61 34.9 196 35.4 9 20.9 180 37.3
25-29 48 24.1 3 21.4 42 24.0 136 24.5 9 20.9 115 23.9
30-34 19 9.5 5 35.7 12 6.9 61 11.0 12 27.9 44 9.1
35-39 13 6.5 3 21.4 9 5.1 44 7.9 9 20.9 30 6.2
40-44 5 2.5 1 7.1 4 2.3 12 2.2 1 2.3 11 2.3
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 9 4.6 0 0.0 9 5.1 23 4.2 2 6.1 21 4.4
Reported Smoking 92 46.2 2 14.3 90 51.4 249 45.0 4 9.3 243 50.4
Unwed 143 71.9 1 7.1 139 79.4 382 69.1 7 16.3 367 76.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 53 26.9 1 7.1 50 28.9 132 24.1 4 9.3 126 26.5
12 Years 108 54.8 5 35.7 99 57.2 308 56.2 12 27.9 284 59.7
12+ Years 36 18.3 8 57.1 24 13.9 108 19.7 27 62.8 66 13.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 186 93.5 3 21.4 174 99.4 523 94.4 24 55.8 472 97.9
Birthing Center 1 0.5 1 7.1 0 0.0 2 0.4 1 2.3 1 0.2
Home Birth 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.6 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.4
Other Facility 2 1.0 2 14.3 0 0.0 9 1.6 2 4.7 7 1.5
Outside Alaska 9 4.5 8 57.1 0 0.0 18 3.2 16 37.2 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 177 90.3 9 69.2 161 92.5 476 87.0 27 65.9 429 89.6
Vaginal after C-Section 5 2.6 0 0.0 5 2.9 19 3.5 0 0.0 19 4.0
Primary C-Section 11 5.6 3 23.1 8 4.6 39 7.1 12 29.3 22 4.6
Repeat C-Section 3 1.5 1 7.7 0 0.0 13 2.4 2 4.9 9 1.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 117 61.6 9 69.2 102 60.4 347 65.3 34 81.0 292 63.2
3rd Trimester 19 10.0 3 23.1 16 9.5 44 8.3 5 11.9 37 8.0
No Prenatal Care 3 1.6 0 0.0 3 1.8 8 1.5 0 0.0 8 1.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 14 7.4 1 8.3 12 7.1 54 10.2 7 18.4 41 8.8
Adequate 52 27.7 7 58.3 43 25.4 145 27.5 22 57.9 118 25.4
Intermediate 38 20.2 0 0.0 36 21.3 130 24.7 2 5.3 121 26.0
Inadequate 84 44.7 4 33.3 78 46.2 198 37.6 7 18.4 185 39.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 30 15.1 1 7.1 27 15.4 80 14.5 1 2.3 73 15.2
Low Birthweight Birth 19 9.6 2 14.3 17 9.8 41 7.5 2 4.7 37 7.7
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2007
  2007 2005-2007
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 173 100.0 15 100.0 147 100.0 530 100.0 37 100.0 462 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.6 0 0.0 3 0.6
15-19 24 13.9 2 13.3 22 15.0 95 17.9 3 8.1 91 19.7
20-24 65 37.6 3 20.0 60 40.8 194 36.6 8 21.6 179 38.7
25-29 40 23.1 5 33.3 31 21.1 120 22.6 6 16.2 104 22.5
30-34 25 14.5 3 20.0 20 13.6 57 10.8 9 24.3 43 9.3
35-39 15 8.7 2 13.3 10 6.8 50 9.4 10 27.0 33 7.1
40-44 4 2.3 0 0.0 4 2.7 8 1.5 0 0.0 7 1.5
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 8 4.7 1 7.7 7 4.8 21 4.0 2 6.3 19 4.1
Reported Smoking 83 48.0 1 6.7 80 54.4 238 45.0 2 5.4 233 50.4
Unwed 119 68.8 4 26.7 111 75.5 363 68.6 6 16.2 346 74.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 34 19.9 2 13.3 32 22.1 135 25.8 4 10.8 130 28.5
12 Years 95 55.6 3 20.0 87 60.0 283 54.0 8 21.6 263 57.7
12+ Years 42 24.6 10 66.7 26 17.9 106 20.2 25 67.6 63 13.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 167 96.5 12 80.0 144 98.0 508 95.8 28 75.7 452 97.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Home Birth 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 2 0.4 0 0.0 1 0.2
Other Facility 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.4 8 1.5 0 0.0 8 1.7
Outside Alaska 3 1.7 3 20.0 0 0.0 11 2.1 9 24.3 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 152 88.9 11 78.6 133 91.1 455 86.5 25 69.4 407 88.5
Vaginal after C-Section 6 3.5 0 0.0 6 4.1 20 3.8 0 0.0 20 4.3
Primary C-Section 9 5.3 2 14.3 4 2.7 34 6.5 10 27.8 18 3.9
Repeat C-Section 4 2.3 1 7.1 3 2.1 17 3.2 1 2.8 15 3.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 109 65.7 12 80.0 89 63.6 343 67.0 32 86.5 290 65.2
3rd Trimester 9 5.4 1 6.7 7 5.0 37 7.2 3 8.1 32 7.2
No Prenatal Care 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.4 6 1.2 0 0.0 6 1.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 17 10.2 3 21.4 11 7.7 57 11.2 8 24.2 43 9.6
Adequate 43 25.7 7 50.0 35 24.6 138 27.2 18 54.5 113 25.2
Intermediate 46 27.5 2 14.3 40 28.2 148 29.1 3 9.1 138 30.8
Inadequate 61 36.5 2 14.3 56 39.4 165 32.5 4 12.1 154 34.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 22 12.7 0 0.0 20 13.6 75 14.2 1 2.7 69 15.0
Low Birthweight Birth 10 5.8 0 0.0 9 6.2 33 6.3 1 2.7 29 6.3
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2006
  2006 2004-2006
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 182 100.0 14 100.0 160 100.0 526 100.0 40 100.0 459 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.9
15-19 31 17.0 0 0.0 31 19.4 101 19.2 2 5.0 98 21.4
20-24 65 35.7 5 35.7 59 36.9 179 34.0 7 17.5 166 36.2
25-29 48 26.4 1 7.1 42 26.3 129 24.5 8 20.0 113 24.6
30-34 17 9.3 4 28.6 12 7.5 56 10.6 9 22.5 41 8.9
35-39 16 8.8 4 28.6 11 6.9 48 9.1 13 32.5 30 6.5
40-44 3 1.6 0 0.0 3 1.9 5 1.0 0 0.0 4 0.9
45+ 2 1.1 0 0.0 2 1.3 3 0.6 0 0.0 3 0.7
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 6 3.4 1 9.1 5 3.1 21 4.0 1 2.8 20 4.4
Reported Smoking 74 40.9 1 7.1 73 45.6 226 43.2 3 7.7 222 48.5
Unwed 120 66.3 2 14.3 117 73.1 358 68.2 6 15.0 344 74.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 45 25.0 1 7.1 44 27.8 138 26.7 3 8.1 134 29.6
12 Years 105 58.3 4 28.6 98 62.0 283 54.7 8 21.6 266 58.7
12+ Years 30 16.7 9 64.3 16 10.1 96 18.6 26 70.3 53 11.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 170 93.4 9 64.3 154 96.3 505 96.0 30 75.0 451 98.3
Birthing Center 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.6 2 0.4 1 2.5 1 0.2
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
Other Facility 5 2.7 0 0.0 5 3.1 6 1.1 0 0.0 6 1.3
Outside Alaska 6 3.3 5 35.7 0 0.0 12 2.3 9 22.5 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 147 81.7 7 50.0 135 84.9 451 86.4 28 70.0 403 88.4
Vaginal after C-Section 8 4.4 0 0.0 8 5.0 19 3.6 0 0.0 19 4.2
Primary C-Section 19 10.6 7 50.0 10 6.3 34 6.5 11 27.5 19 4.2
Repeat C-Section 6 3.3 0 0.0 6 3.8 18 3.4 1 2.5 15 3.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 121 69.1 13 92.9 101 66.0 343 67.8 37 92.5 287 65.2
3rd Trimester 16 9.1 1 7.1 14 9.2 40 7.9 2 5.0 37 8.4
No Prenatal Care 3 1.7 0 0.0 3 1.9 9 1.8 0 0.0 9 2.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 23 13.4 3 25.0 18 11.7 56 11.2 7 19.4 42 9.5
Adequate 50 29.1 8 66.7 40 26.0 129 25.7 18 50.0 104 23.5
Intermediate 46 26.7 0 0.0 45 29.2 154 30.7 7 19.4 143 32.3
Inadequate 53 30.8 1 8.3 51 33.1 163 32.5 4 11.1 154 34.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 28 15.6 0 0.0 26 16.4 80 15.3 3 7.5 72 15.8
Low Birthweight Birth 12 6.7 0 0.0 11 7.0 32 6.2 3 7.5 25 5.6
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2005
  2005 2003-2005
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 175 100.0 8 100.0 155 100.0 507 100.0 36 100.0 443 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 3 1.7 0 0.0 3 1.9 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.9
15-19 40 22.9 1 12.5 38 24.5 104 20.5 3 8.3 99 22.3
20-24 64 36.6 0 0.0 60 38.7 163 32.1 5 13.9 152 34.3
25-29 32 18.3 0 0.0 31 20.0 123 24.3 8 22.2 108 24.4
30-34 15 8.6 2 25.0 11 7.1 60 11.8 7 19.4 46 10.4
35-39 19 10.9 4 50.0 12 7.7 45 8.9 10 27.8 30 6.8
40-44 1 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.8 0 0.0 3 0.7
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 7 4.0 0 0.0 7 4.5 24 4.8 1 2.9 23 5.2
Reported Smoking 81 46.3 0 0.0 80 51.6 225 44.7 2 5.9 222 50.3
Unwed 124 70.9 0 0.0 118 76.1 338 66.7 5 13.9 324 73.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 56 32.4 1 12.5 54 35.3 137 27.5 2 6.1 134 30.6
12 Years 83 48.0 1 12.5 78 51.0 268 53.7 9 27.3 249 56.8
12+ Years 34 19.7 6 75.0 21 13.7 94 18.8 22 66.7 55 12.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 171 97.7 7 87.5 154 99.4 492 97.0 28 77.8 439 99.1
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 1 2.8 1 0.2
Home Birth 1 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 0 0.0 1 0.2
Other Facility 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.6 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Outside Alaska 2 1.1 1 12.5 0 0.0 10 2.0 7 19.4 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 156 89.1 7 87.5 139 89.7 447 88.5 28 77.8 398 90.2
Vaginal after C-Section 6 3.4 0 0.0 6 3.9 17 3.4 0 0.0 17 3.9
Primary C-Section 6 3.4 1 12.5 4 2.6 20 4.0 5 13.9 12 2.7
Repeat C-Section 7 4.0 0 0.0 6 3.9 21 4.2 3 8.3 14 3.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 113 66.1 7 87.5 100 65.8 321 65.8 31 86.1 273 63.9
3rd Trimester 12 7.0 1 12.5 11 7.2 46 9.4 3 8.3 42 9.8
No Prenatal Care 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 6 1.2 0 0.0 6 1.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 17 10.1 2 28.6 14 9.2 44 9.1 6 17.6 33 7.7
Adequate 45 26.6 3 42.9 38 25.0 114 23.5 13 38.2 93 21.7
Intermediate 56 33.1 1 14.3 53 34.9 153 31.5 10 29.4 139 32.4
Inadequate 51 30.2 1 14.3 47 30.9 175 36.0 5 14.7 164 38.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 25 14.3 1 12.5 23 14.8 71 14.1 4 11.1 64 14.5
Low Birthweight Birth 11 6.3 1 12.5 9 5.8 26 5.2 3 8.3 20 4.6
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2004
  2004 2002-2004
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 169 100.0 18 100.0 144 100.0 500 100.0 38 100.0 437 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
15-19 30 17.8 1 5.6 29 20.1 98 19.6 4 10.5 93 21.3
20-24 50 29.6 2 11.1 47 32.6 152 30.4 8 21.1 140 32.0
25-29 49 29.0 7 38.9 40 27.8 123 24.6 10 26.3 106 24.3
30-34 24 14.2 3 16.7 18 12.5 73 14.6 7 18.4 58 13.3
35-39 13 7.7 5 27.8 7 4.9 44 8.8 6 15.8 33 7.6
40-44 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 5 1.0 0 0.0 5 1.1
45+ 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 8 4.8 0 0.0 8 5.6 26 5.3 1 2.9 25 5.8
Reported Smoking 71 42.5 2 11.8 69 48.3 226 45.7 3 8.3 223 51.3
Unwed 114 67.5 4 22.2 109 75.7 316 63.3 8 21.1 304 69.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 37 22.6 1 6.7 36 25.4 126 26.0 1 2.9 125 29.3
12 Years 95 57.9 3 20.0 90 63.4 275 56.8 13 38.2 252 59.2
12+ Years 32 19.5 11 73.3 16 11.3 83 17.1 20 58.8 49 11.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 164 97.0 14 77.8 143 99.3 485 97.0 29 76.3 433 99.1
Birthing Center 1 0.6 1 5.6 0 0.0 2 0.4 1 2.6 1 0.2
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 4 2.4 3 16.7 1 0.7 12 2.4 8 21.1 2 0.5
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 148 88.6 14 77.8 129 90.8 433 87.3 29 78.4 387 89.0
Vaginal after C-Section 5 3.0 0 0.0 5 3.5 18 3.6 1 2.7 17 3.9
Primary C-Section 9 5.4 3 16.7 5 3.5 29 5.8 4 10.8 21 4.8
Repeat C-Section 5 3.0 1 5.6 3 2.1 16 3.2 3 8.1 10 2.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 109 68.1 17 94.4 86 63.7 318 66.8 32 86.5 268 64.3
3rd Trimester 12 7.5 0 0.0 12 8.9 51 10.7 3 8.1 47 11.3
No Prenatal Care 5 3.1 0 0.0 5 3.6 7 1.5 0 0.0 7 1.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 16 9.9 2 11.8 10 7.3 44 9.2 4 11.1 34 8.1
Adequate 34 21.1 7 41.2 26 19.0 121 25.4 14 38.9 99 23.6
Intermediate 52 32.3 6 35.3 45 32.8 139 29.2 12 33.3 125 29.8
Inadequate 59 36.6 2 11.8 56 40.9 172 36.1 6 16.7 161 38.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 27 16.1 2 11.1 23 16.1 72 14.5 3 7.9 66 15.2
Low Birthweight Birth 9 5.6 2 11.1 5 3.6 27 5.5 2 5.3 21 4.9
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

2003
  2003 2001-2003
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 163 100.0 10 100.0 144 100.0 491 100.0 36 100.0 424 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
15-19 34 20.9 1 10.0 32 22.2 99 20.2 3 8.3 93 21.9
20-24 49 30.1 3 30.0 45 31.3 154 31.4 11 30.6 139 32.8
25-29 42 25.8 1 10.0 37 25.7 107 21.8 9 25.0 90 21.2
30-34 21 12.9 2 20.0 17 11.8 72 14.7 8 22.2 55 13.0
35-39 13 8.0 1 10.0 11 7.6 48 9.8 2 5.6 40 9.4
40-44 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.4 7 1.4 0 0.0 6 1.4
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 9 5.6 1 11.1 8 5.6 26 5.4 1 2.9 25 6.0
Reported Smoking 73 45.3 0 0.0 73 51.0 219 45.1 2 5.7 217 51.4
Unwed 100 61.3 1 10.0 97 67.4 290 59.3 4 11.1 276 65.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 44 27.2 0 0.0 44 30.8 129 27.1 0 0.0 126 30.7
12 Years 90 55.6 5 50.0 81 56.6 262 55.0 16 45.7 234 56.9
12+ Years 28 17.3 5 50.0 18 12.6 85 17.9 19 54.3 51 12.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 157 96.3 7 70.0 142 98.6 478 97.4 29 80.6 421 99.3
Birthing Center 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Home Birth 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 4 2.5 3 30.0 0 0.0 11 2.2 7 19.4 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 143 87.7 7 70.0 130 90.3 417 85.6 27 77.1 369 87.2
Vaginal after C-Section 6 3.7 0 0.0 6 4.2 20 4.1 1 2.9 19 4.5
Primary C-Section 5 3.1 1 10.0 3 2.1 36 7.4 3 8.6 28 6.6
Repeat C-Section 9 5.5 2 20.0 5 3.5 14 2.9 4 11.4 7 1.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 99 63.1 7 70.0 87 62.1 324 68.6 25 71.4 277 67.7
3rd Trimester 22 14.0 2 20.0 19 13.6 50 10.6 4 11.4 43 10.5
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.6 0 0.0 3 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 11 7.1 2 20.0 9 6.4 53 11.3 5 14.3 45 11.0
Adequate 35 22.4 3 30.0 29 20.7 120 25.6 13 37.1 96 23.5
Intermediate 45 28.8 3 30.0 41 29.3 140 29.9 9 25.7 126 30.9
Inadequate 65 41.7 2 20.0 61 43.6 156 33.3 8 22.9 141 34.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 19 11.8 1 10.0 18 12.7 63 12.9 3 8.3 59 14.0
Low Birthweight Birth 6 3.7 0 0.0 6 4.2 28 5.7 1 2.8 25 6.0
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for North Slope1

2002
  2002 2000-2002
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 168 100.0 10 100.0 149 100.0 487 100.0 39 100.0 411 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
15-19 34 20.2 2 20.0 32 21.5 92 18.9 2 5.1 85 20.7
20-24 53 31.5 3 30.0 48 32.2 153 31.4 11 28.2 138 33.6
25-29 32 19.0 2 20.0 29 19.5 101 20.7 12 30.8 77 18.7
30-34 28 16.7 2 20.0 23 15.4 79 16.2 8 20.5 62 15.1
35-39 18 10.7 0 0.0 15 10.1 53 10.9 5 12.8 42 10.2
40-44 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.3 7 1.4 0 0.0 6 1.5
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 9 5.5 0 0.0 9 6.1 29 6.1 0 0.0 29 7.1
Reported Smoking 82 49.1 1 10.0 81 54.4 213 44.2 4 10.5 207 50.6
Unwed 102 61.1 3 30.0 98 65.8 276 57.0 3 7.9 259 63.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 45 28.5 0 0.0 45 31.9 127 27.2 0 0.0 123 31.2
12 Years 90 57.0 5 55.6 81 57.4 262 56.1 18 47.4 229 58.1
12+ Years 23 14.6 4 44.4 15 10.6 78 16.7 20 52.6 42 10.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 164 97.6 8 80.0 148 99.3 475 97.5 33 84.6 408 99.3
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.6 0 0.0 2 0.5
Outside Alaska 4 2.4 2 20.0 1 0.7 9 1.8 6 15.4 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 142 85.5 8 88.9 128 85.9 402 84.1 28 80.0 349 85.5
Vaginal after C-Section 7 4.2 1 11.1 6 4.0 21 4.4 1 2.9 20 4.9
Primary C-Section 15 9.0 0 0.0 13 8.7 49 10.3 4 11.4 37 9.1
Repeat C-Section 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.3 6 1.3 2 5.7 2 0.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 110 69.2 8 88.9 95 66.9 336 71.6 29 76.3 278 70.0
3rd Trimester 17 10.7 1 11.1 16 11.3 45 9.6 3 7.9 40 10.1
No Prenatal Care 2 1.3 0 0.0 2 1.4 5 1.1 0 0.0 5 1.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 17 10.7 0 0.0 15 10.6 76 16.2 8 21.6 63 15.8
Adequate 52 32.7 4 44.4 44 31.0 133 28.4 14 37.8 106 26.6
Intermediate 42 26.4 3 33.3 39 27.5 126 26.9 8 21.6 110 27.6
Inadequate 48 30.2 2 22.2 44 31.0 133 28.4 7 18.9 119 29.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 26 15.5 0 0.0 25 16.8 62 12.8 3 7.7 55 13.4
Low Birthweight Birth 12 7.3 0 0.0 10 6.8 32 6.6 2 5.1 26 6.4
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for North Slope1

2001
  2001 1999-2001
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 160 100.0 16 100.0 131 100.0 455 100.0 39 100.0 371 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.8 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.8
15-19 31 19.4 0 0.0 29 22.1 75 16.5 0 0.0 69 18.6
20-24 52 32.5 5 31.3 46 35.1 136 29.9 10 25.6 124 33.4
25-29 33 20.6 6 37.5 24 18.3 102 22.4 11 28.2 75 20.2
30-34 23 14.4 4 25.0 15 11.5 80 17.6 12 30.8 59 15.9
35-39 17 10.6 1 6.3 14 10.7 52 11.4 6 15.4 37 10.0
40-44 3 1.9 0 0.0 2 1.5 7 1.5 0 0.0 4 1.1
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 8 5.1 0 0.0 8 6.2 32 7.1 0 0.0 31 8.5
Reported Smoking 64 40.5 1 6.3 63 48.5 189 42.0 3 7.9 180 48.9
Unwed 88 55.3 0 0.0 81 61.8 250 55.2 0 0.0 231 62.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 40 25.6 0 0.0 37 29.1 110 25.1 1 2.6 102 28.7
12 Years 82 52.6 6 37.5 72 56.7 244 55.7 15 38.5 213 60.0
12+ Years 34 21.8 10 62.5 18 14.2 84 19.2 23 59.0 40 11.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 157 98.1 14 87.5 131 100.0 442 97.1 32 82.1 367 98.9
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 2.6 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 1.1 0 0.0 4 1.1
Outside Alaska 3 1.9 2 12.5 0 0.0 7 1.5 6 15.4 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 132 83.5 12 75.0 111 85.4 379 85.2 28 82.4 316 85.9
Vaginal after C-Section 7 4.4 0 0.0 7 5.4 21 4.7 0 0.0 21 5.7
Primary C-Section 16 10.1 2 12.5 12 9.2 40 9.0 4 11.8 30 8.2
Repeat C-Section 3 1.9 2 12.5 0 0.0 5 1.1 2 5.9 1 0.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 115 73.7 10 62.5 95 74.8 333 75.3 30 78.9 270 74.6
3rd Trimester 11 7.1 1 6.3 8 6.3 34 7.7 2 5.3 28 7.7
No Prenatal Care 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.8 4 0.9 0 0.0 4 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 25 16.2 3 18.8 21 16.7 86 19.5 10 27.0 69 19.0
Adequate 33 21.4 6 37.5 23 18.3 120 27.1 12 32.4 96 26.4
Intermediate 53 34.4 3 18.8 46 36.5 121 27.4 7 18.9 101 27.7
Inadequate 43 27.9 4 25.0 36 28.6 115 26.0 8 21.6 98 26.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 18 11.3 2 12.5 16 12.3 46 10.2 3 7.7 40 10.8
Low Birthweight Birth 10 6.3 1 6.3 9 6.9 23 5.1 2 5.1 18 4.9
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for North Slope1

2000
  2000 1998-2000
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 159 100.0 13 100.0 131 100.0 437 100.0 36 100.0 361 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.6
15-19 27 17.0 0 0.0 24 18.3 67 15.3 0 0.0 63 17.5
20-24 48 30.2 3 23.1 44 33.6 129 29.5 9 25.0 117 32.4
25-29 36 22.6 4 30.8 24 18.3 98 22.4 10 27.8 73 20.2
30-34 28 17.6 2 15.4 24 18.3 87 19.9 11 30.6 70 19.4
35-39 18 11.3 4 30.8 13 9.9 47 10.8 5 13.9 32 8.9
40-44 2 1.3 0 0.0 2 1.5 6 1.4 1 2.8 3 0.8
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 12 7.7 0 0.0 12 9.3 44 10.3 0 0.0 43 12.0
Reported Smoking 67 42.7 2 16.7 63 48.5 189 43.8 4 11.8 178 49.7
Unwed 86 54.4 0 0.0 80 61.1 245 56.3 3 8.8 228 63.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 42 27.5 0 0.0 41 32.5 119 28.3 2 5.7 113 32.5
12 Years 90 58.8 7 53.8 76 60.3 228 54.2 13 37.1 200 57.5
12+ Years 21 13.7 6 46.2 9 7.1 74 17.6 20 57.1 35 10.1
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 154 96.9 11 84.6 129 98.5 419 95.9 27 75.0 354 98.1
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.5 1 2.8 1 0.3
Other Facility 3 1.9 0 0.0 2 1.5 7 1.6 0 0.0 6 1.7
Outside Alaska 2 1.3 2 15.4 0 0.0 9 2.1 8 22.2 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 128 83.1 8 80.0 110 85.3 371 86.5 26 83.9 312 86.9
Vaginal after C-Section 7 4.5 0 0.0 7 5.4 19 4.4 0 0.0 19 5.3
Primary C-Section 18 11.7 2 20.0 12 9.3 36 8.4 4 12.9 27 7.5
Repeat C-Section 1 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.7 1 3.2 1 0.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 111 72.1 11 84.6 88 68.8 330 77.1 30 85.7 272 76.4
3rd Trimester 17 11.0 1 7.7 16 12.5 28 6.5 1 2.9 22 6.2
No Prenatal Care 2 1.3 0 0.0 2 1.5 4 0.9 0 0.0 4 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 34 21.9 5 41.7 27 20.8 91 21.2 11 32.4 74 20.7
Adequate 48 31.0 4 33.3 39 30.0 126 29.4 13 38.2 105 29.3
Intermediate 31 20.0 2 16.7 25 19.2 104 24.2 4 11.8 86 24.0
Inadequate 42 27.1 1 8.3 39 30.0 108 25.2 6 17.6 93 26.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 18 11.4 1 7.7 14 10.8 54 12.4 2 5.6 49 13.6
Low Birthweight Birth 10 6.3 1 7.7 7 5.4 25 5.7 1 2.8 21 5.8
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for North Slope1

1999
  1999 1997-1999
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 136 100.0 10 100.0 109 100.0 421 100.0 39 100.0 345 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 1.5 0 0.0 2 1.8 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.6
15-19 17 12.5 0 0.0 16 14.7 66 15.7 0 0.0 64 18.6
20-24 36 26.5 2 20.0 34 31.2 113 26.8 8 20.5 102 29.6
25-29 33 24.3 1 10.0 27 24.8 94 22.3 11 28.2 73 21.2
30-34 29 21.3 6 60.0 20 18.3 93 22.1 13 33.3 72 20.9
35-39 17 12.5 1 10.0 10 9.2 43 10.2 4 10.3 27 7.8
40-44 2 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 1.9 3 7.7 3 0.9
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 12 8.9 0 0.0 11 10.2 41 9.9 0 0.0 40 11.7
Reported Smoking 58 43.0 0 0.0 54 50.0 188 45.1 4 10.5 177 51.6
Unwed 76 55.9 0 0.0 70 64.2 246 58.7 7 18.4 226 65.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 28 21.7 1 10.0 24 23.5 118 28.7 3 7.9 110 32.6
12 Years 72 55.8 2 20.0 65 63.7 214 52.1 10 26.3 189 56.1
12+ Years 29 22.5 7 70.0 13 12.7 79 19.2 25 65.8 38 11.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 131 96.3 7 70.0 107 98.2 400 95.0 30 76.9 336 97.4
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 2.6 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.7 1 10.0 0 0.0 2 0.5 1 2.6 1 0.3
Other Facility 2 1.5 0 0.0 2 1.8 8 1.9 0 0.0 8 2.3
Outside Alaska 2 1.5 2 20.0 0 0.0 10 2.4 7 17.9 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 119 89.5 8 100.0 95 87.2 369 88.5 31 83.8 307 89.0
Vaginal after C-Section 7 5.3 0 0.0 7 6.4 15 3.6 0 0.0 15 4.3
Primary C-Section 6 4.5 0 0.0 6 5.5 29 7.0 5 13.5 22 6.4
Repeat C-Section 1 0.8 0 0.0 1 0.9 4 1.0 1 2.7 1 0.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 107 81.1 9 100.0 87 81.3 315 75.9 33 86.8 261 76.1
3rd Trimester 6 4.5 0 0.0 4 3.7 21 5.1 1 2.6 15 4.4
No Prenatal Care 1 0.8 0 0.0 1 0.9 3 0.7 0 0.0 2 0.6
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 27 20.3 2 22.2 21 19.4 83 20.0 8 21.1 70 20.4
Adequate 39 29.3 2 22.2 34 31.5 122 29.3 15 39.5 98 28.6
Intermediate 37 27.8 2 22.2 30 27.8 110 26.4 6 15.8 93 27.1
Inadequate 30 22.6 3 33.3 23 21.3 101 24.3 9 23.7 82 23.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 10 7.4 0 0.0 10 9.2 56 13.3 2 5.1 51 14.8
Low Birthweight Birth 3 2.2 0 0.0 2 1.9 24 5.7 0 0.0 22 6.4
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for North Slope1

1998
  1998 1996-1998
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 142 100.0 13 100.0 121 100.0 427 100.0 45 100.0 351 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 23 16.2 0 0.0 23 19.0 72 16.9 0 0.0 69 19.7
20-24 45 31.7 4 30.8 39 32.2 114 26.7 11 24.4 97 27.6
25-29 29 20.4 5 38.5 22 18.2 96 22.5 14 31.1 76 21.7
30-34 30 21.1 3 23.1 26 21.5 96 22.5 11 24.4 78 22.2
35-39 12 8.5 0 0.0 9 7.4 38 8.9 6 13.3 24 6.8
40-44 2 1.4 1 7.7 1 0.8 8 1.9 3 6.7 4 1.1
45+ 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.8 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.9
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 20 14.5 0 0.0 20 16.7 52 12.5 2 4.7 50 14.3
Reported Smoking 64 45.7 2 16.7 61 50.8 195 46.2 9 20.5 183 52.3
Unwed 83 58.9 3 25.0 78 64.5 249 58.9 14 31.8 225 64.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 49 35.3 1 8.3 48 40.0 131 31.2 4 9.1 125 35.8
12 Years 66 47.5 4 33.3 59 49.2 211 50.2 14 31.8 184 52.7
12+ Years 24 17.3 7 58.3 13 10.8 78 18.6 26 59.1 40 11.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 134 94.4 9 69.2 118 97.5 399 93.4 37 82.2 339 96.6
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 2.2 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.8 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3
Other Facility 2 1.4 0 0.0 2 1.7 11 2.6 0 0.0 11 3.1
Outside Alaska 5 3.5 4 30.8 0 0.0 15 3.5 7 15.6 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 124 87.3 10 76.9 107 88.4 379 89.4 36 80.0 320 91.2
Vaginal after C-Section 5 3.5 0 0.0 5 4.1 13 3.1 1 2.2 12 3.4
Primary C-Section 12 8.5 2 15.4 9 7.4 27 6.4 6 13.3 19 5.4
Repeat C-Section 1 0.7 1 7.7 0 0.0 5 1.2 2 4.4 0 0.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 112 78.9 10 76.9 97 80.2 319 75.2 37 82.2 264 75.2
3rd Trimester 5 3.5 0 0.0 2 1.7 21 5.0 1 2.2 16 4.6
No Prenatal Care 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.8 2 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 30 21.3 4 30.8 26 21.7 95 22.5 9 20.0 82 23.5
Adequate 39 27.7 7 53.8 32 26.7 124 29.4 20 44.4 96 27.5
Intermediate 36 25.5 0 0.0 31 25.8 111 26.3 9 20.0 94 26.9
Inadequate 36 25.5 2 15.4 31 25.8 92 21.8 7 15.6 77 22.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 26 18.4 1 7.7 25 20.7 63 14.8 2 4.4 56 16.0
Low Birthweight Birth 12 8.5 0 0.0 12 9.9 24 5.6 0 0.0 23 6.6
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for North Slope1

1997
  1997 1995-1997
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 143 100.0 16 100.0 115 100.0 405 100.0 44 100.0 331 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 26 18.2 0 0.0 25 21.7 72 17.8 1 2.3 68 20.5
20-24 32 22.4 2 12.5 29 25.2 100 24.7 9 20.5 85 25.7
25-29 32 22.4 5 31.3 24 20.9 93 23.0 12 27.3 75 22.7
30-34 34 23.8 4 25.0 26 22.6 98 24.2 11 25.0 78 23.6
35-39 14 9.8 3 18.8 8 7.0 32 7.9 7 15.9 20 6.0
40-44 4 2.8 2 12.5 2 1.7 7 1.7 3 6.8 3 0.9
45+ 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.9 3 0.7 1 2.3 2 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 9 6.3 0 0.0 9 7.8 46 11.6 4 9.3 42 12.7
Reported Smoking 66 46.5 2 12.5 62 53.9 190 47.4 10 22.7 178 53.8
Unwed 87 61.3 4 25.0 78 67.8 247 61.4 16 36.4 221 66.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 41 28.7 1 6.3 38 33.0 121 30.6 5 11.6 114 35.0
12 Years 76 53.1 4 25.0 65 56.5 199 50.4 13 30.2 174 53.4
12+ Years 26 18.2 11 68.8 12 10.4 75 19.0 25 58.1 38 11.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 135 94.4 14 87.5 111 96.5 377 93.1 38 86.4 318 96.1
Birthing Center 1 0.7 1 6.3 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 2.3 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Other Facility 4 2.8 0 0.0 4 3.5 13 3.2 0 0.0 13 3.9
Outside Alaska 3 2.1 1 6.3 0 0.0 14 3.5 5 11.4 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 126 88.7 13 81.3 105 91.3 365 91.0 36 81.8 308 93.1
Vaginal after C-Section 3 2.1 0 0.0 3 2.6 11 2.7 2 4.5 9 2.7
Primary C-Section 11 7.7 3 18.8 7 6.1 20 5.0 5 11.4 14 4.2
Repeat C-Section 2 1.4 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 1.2 1 2.3 0 0.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 96 68.1 14 87.5 77 67.0 307 76.6 38 88.4 250 75.5
3rd Trimester 10 7.1 1 6.3 9 7.8 22 5.5 1 2.3 20 6.0
No Prenatal Care 1 0.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 0 0.0 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 26 18.3 2 12.5 23 20.0 104 26.1 7 16.3 92 27.9
Adequate 44 31.0 6 37.5 32 27.8 123 30.8 17 39.5 97 29.4
Intermediate 37 26.1 4 25.0 32 27.8 101 25.3 14 32.6 82 24.8
Inadequate 35 24.6 4 25.0 28 24.3 71 17.8 5 11.6 59 17.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 20 14.0 1 6.3 16 13.9 46 11.4 2 4.7 39 11.8
Low Birthweight Birth 9 6.3 0 0.0 8 7.0 18 4.5 0 0.0 17 5.1
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for North Slope1

1996
  1996 1994-1996
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 142 100.0 16 100.0 115 100.0 384 100.0 42 100.0 314 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 23 16.2 0 0.0 21 18.3 63 16.4 1 2.4 59 18.8
20-24 37 26.1 5 31.3 29 25.2 99 25.8 12 28.6 79 25.2
25-29 35 24.6 4 25.0 30 26.1 91 23.7 11 26.2 72 22.9
30-34 32 22.5 4 25.0 26 22.6 90 23.4 10 23.8 74 23.6
35-39 12 8.5 3 18.8 7 6.1 32 8.3 5 11.9 25 8.0
40-44 2 1.4 0 0.0 1 0.9 6 1.6 2 4.8 3 1.0
45+ 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.9 3 0.8 1 2.4 2 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 23 16.9 2 12.5 21 18.4 66 17.7 6 15.0 58 18.6
Reported Smoking 65 46.4 5 31.3 60 52.2 184 48.5 11 26.8 171 54.6
Unwed 79 56.4 7 43.8 69 60.0 223 58.4 15 35.7 198 63.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 41 29.7 2 12.5 39 34.2 111 29.8 4 9.8 106 34.3
12 Years 69 50.0 6 37.5 60 52.6 187 50.1 14 34.1 160 51.8
12+ Years 28 20.3 8 50.0 15 13.2 75 20.1 23 56.1 43 13.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 130 91.5 14 87.5 110 95.7 358 93.2 34 81.0 304 96.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 1 2.4 0 0.0
Other Facility 5 3.5 0 0.0 5 4.3 10 2.6 0 0.0 10 3.2
Outside Alaska 7 4.9 2 12.5 0 0.0 15 3.9 7 16.7 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 129 92.1 13 81.3 108 93.9 345 91.0 34 85.0 291 92.7
Vaginal after C-Section 5 3.6 1 6.3 4 3.5 14 3.7 2 5.0 12 3.8
Primary C-Section 4 2.9 1 6.3 3 2.6 14 3.7 3 7.5 11 3.5
Repeat C-Section 2 1.4 1 6.3 0 0.0 6 1.6 1 2.5 0 0.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 111 78.7 13 81.3 90 78.3 311 81.6 36 87.8 253 80.8
3rd Trimester 6 4.3 0 0.0 5 4.3 15 3.9 0 0.0 13 4.2
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.8 0 0.0 3 1.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 39 28.1 3 18.8 33 28.9 115 30.4 13 31.7 97 31.0
Adequate 41 29.5 7 43.8 32 28.1 117 31.0 16 39.0 91 29.1
Intermediate 38 27.3 5 31.3 31 27.2 87 23.0 11 26.8 71 22.7
Inadequate 21 15.1 1 6.3 18 15.8 59 15.6 1 2.4 54 17.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 17 12.1 0 0.0 15 13.2 43 11.3 3 7.3 37 11.8
Low Birthweight Birth 3 2.1 0 0.0 3 2.6 14 3.6 0 0.0 13 4.1
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for North Slope1

1995
  1995 1993-1995
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 120 100.0 12 100.0 101 100.0 389 100.0 38 100.0 326 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 23 19.2 1 8.3 22 21.8 54 13.9 1 2.6 52 16.0
20-24 31 25.8 2 16.7 27 26.7 95 24.4 13 34.2 75 23.0
25-29 26 21.7 3 25.0 21 20.8 97 24.9 10 26.3 78 23.9
30-34 32 26.7 3 25.0 26 25.7 96 24.7 9 23.7 81 24.8
35-39 6 5.0 1 8.3 5 5.0 38 9.8 2 5.3 35 10.7
40-44 1 0.8 1 8.3 0 0.0 7 1.8 2 5.3 4 1.2
45+ 1 0.8 1 8.3 0 0.0 2 0.5 1 2.6 1 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 14 12.0 2 18.2 12 11.9 72 19.0 4 11.4 66 20.3
Reported Smoking 59 49.6 3 25.0 56 55.4 199 52.0 7 19.4 189 58.3
Unwed 81 67.5 5 41.7 74 73.3 228 58.6 14 36.8 207 63.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 39 34.2 2 18.2 37 38.1 114 30.4 2 5.4 111 34.9
12 Years 54 47.4 3 27.3 49 50.5 187 49.9 13 35.1 164 51.6
12+ Years 21 18.4 6 54.5 11 11.3 74 19.7 22 59.5 43 13.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 112 93.3 10 83.3 97 96.0 366 94.1 29 76.3 319 97.9
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 1 2.6 0 0.0
Other Facility 4 3.3 0 0.0 4 4.0 7 1.8 0 0.0 7 2.1
Outside Alaska 4 3.3 2 16.7 0 0.0 15 3.9 8 21.1 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 110 92.4 10 83.3 95 94.1 354 92.2 32 91.4 303 92.9
Vaginal after C-Section 3 2.5 1 8.3 2 2.0 12 3.1 1 2.9 11 3.4
Primary C-Section 5 4.2 1 8.3 4 4.0 14 3.6 2 5.7 12 3.7
Repeat C-Section 1 0.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 100 84.0 11 100.0 83 82.2 316 82.1 35 94.6 264 81.2
3rd Trimester 6 5.0 0 0.0 6 5.9 14 3.6 0 0.0 13 4.0
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 1.3 0 0.0 5 1.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 39 33.1 2 18.2 36 35.6 124 32.3 13 35.1 106 32.5
Adequate 38 32.2 4 36.4 33 32.7 120 31.3 15 40.5 95 29.1
Intermediate 26 22.0 5 45.5 19 18.8 82 21.4 9 24.3 69 21.2
Inadequate 15 12.7 0 0.0 13 12.9 58 15.1 0 0.0 56 17.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 9 7.6 1 9.1 8 7.9 49 12.7 4 10.8 42 12.9
Low Birthweight Birth 6 5.0 0 0.0 6 5.9 19 4.9 0 0.0 15 4.6
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Birth Profile for North Slope1

1994
  1994 1992-1994
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 122 100.0 14 100.0 98 100.0 422 100.0 36 100.0 362 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3
15-19 17 13.9 0 0.0 16 16.3 56 13.3 0 0.0 55 15.2
20-24 31 25.4 5 35.7 23 23.5 95 22.5 15 41.7 75 20.7
25-29 30 24.6 4 28.6 21 21.4 113 26.8 8 22.2 98 27.1
30-34 26 21.3 3 21.4 22 22.4 89 21.1 6 16.7 75 20.7
35-39 14 11.5 1 7.1 13 13.3 52 12.3 4 11.1 46 12.7
40-44 3 2.5 1 7.1 2 2.0 11 2.6 3 8.3 7 1.9
45+ 1 0.8 0 0.0 1 1.0 5 1.2 0 0.0 5 1.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 29 24.4 2 15.4 25 25.8 93 22.6 3 8.8 88 24.6
Reported Smoking 60 50.0 3 23.1 55 56.7 233 56.1 6 17.6 223 62.3
Unwed 63 51.6 3 21.4 55 56.1 237 56.2 13 36.1 217 59.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 31 25.6 0 0.0 30 30.6 135 33.3 3 8.3 129 36.9
12 Years 64 52.9 5 35.7 51 52.0 197 48.5 12 33.3 176 50.3
12+ Years 26 21.5 9 64.3 17 17.3 74 18.2 21 58.3 45 12.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 116 95.1 10 71.4 97 99.0 403 95.5 29 80.6 355 98.1
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.8 1 7.1 0 0.0 2 0.5 1 2.8 1 0.3
Other Facility 1 0.8 0 0.0 1 1.0 6 1.4 0 0.0 6 1.7
Outside Alaska 4 3.3 3 21.4 0 0.0 11 2.6 6 16.7 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 106 88.3 11 91.7 88 89.8 381 91.1 29 87.9 334 92.3
Vaginal after C-Section 6 5.0 0 0.0 6 6.1 14 3.3 1 3.0 13 3.6
Primary C-Section 5 4.2 1 8.3 4 4.1 18 4.3 3 9.1 14 3.9
Repeat C-Section 3 2.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 1.2 0 0.0 1 0.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 100 82.6 12 85.7 80 82.5 342 81.6 32 88.9 293 81.2
3rd Trimester 3 2.5 0 0.0 2 2.1 12 2.9 0 0.0 11 3.0
No Prenatal Care 3 2.5 0 0.0 3 3.1 5 1.2 0 0.0 5 1.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 37 30.6 8 57.1 28 28.6 135 32.2 15 41.7 111 30.7
Adequate 38 31.4 5 35.7 26 26.5 126 30.1 16 44.4 101 27.9
Intermediate 23 19.0 1 7.1 21 21.4 98 23.4 5 13.9 90 24.9
Inadequate 23 19.0 0 0.0 23 23.5 60 14.3 0 0.0 60 16.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 17 13.9 2 14.3 14 14.3 68 16.2 4 11.1 59 16.3
Low Birthweight Birth 5 4.1 0 0.0 4 4.1 24 5.7 0 0.0 19 5.2
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

1993
  1993 1991-1993
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 147 100.0 12 100.0 127 100.0 466 100.0 32 100.0 414 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
15-19 14 9.5 0 0.0 14 11.0 60 12.9 0 0.0 60 14.5
20-24 33 22.4 6 50.0 25 19.7 107 23.0 13 40.6 91 22.0
25-29 41 27.9 3 25.0 36 28.3 137 29.4 8 25.0 124 30.0
30-34 38 25.9 3 25.0 33 26.0 95 20.4 6 18.8 81 19.6
35-39 18 12.2 0 0.0 17 13.4 50 10.7 3 9.4 44 10.6
40-44 3 2.0 0 0.0 2 1.6 12 2.6 2 6.3 9 2.2
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.9 0 0.0 4 1.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 29 20.3 0 0.0 29 22.8 108 23.7 1 3.2 107 26.2
Reported Smoking 80 55.6 1 9.1 78 61.9 273 59.5 5 16.1 266 64.9
Unwed 84 57.1 6 50.0 78 61.4 266 57.2 12 37.5 252 60.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 44 31.4 0 0.0 44 35.8 151 33.9 4 12.5 145 36.5
12 Years 69 49.3 5 41.7 64 52.0 224 50.2 10 31.3 210 52.9
12+ Years 27 19.3 7 58.3 15 12.2 71 15.9 18 56.3 42 10.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 138 93.9 9 75.0 125 98.4 448 96.1 28 87.5 405 97.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.5
Other Facility 2 1.4 0 0.0 2 1.6 6 1.3 0 0.0 6 1.4
Outside Alaska 7 4.8 3 25.0 0 0.0 10 2.1 4 12.5 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 138 95.2 11 100.0 120 94.5 429 92.9 25 80.6 390 94.4
Vaginal after C-Section 3 2.1 0 0.0 3 2.4 9 1.9 1 3.2 8 1.9
Primary C-Section 4 2.8 0 0.0 4 3.1 20 4.3 4 12.9 14 3.4
Repeat C-Section 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.9 1 3.2 1 0.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 116 80.0 12 100.0 101 79.5 363 78.7 28 90.3 320 77.7
3rd Trimester 5 3.4 0 0.0 5 3.9 17 3.7 0 0.0 17 4.1
No Prenatal Care 2 1.4 0 0.0 2 1.6 6 1.3 0 0.0 6 1.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 48 33.1 3 25.0 42 33.1 128 27.9 10 32.3 108 26.3
Adequate 44 30.3 6 50.0 36 28.3 128 27.9 14 45.2 111 27.1
Intermediate 33 22.8 3 25.0 29 22.8 119 25.9 7 22.6 107 26.1
Inadequate 20 13.8 0 0.0 20 15.7 84 18.3 0 0.0 84 20.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 23 15.8 1 8.3 20 15.7 74 15.9 3 9.4 67 16.2
Low Birthweight Birth 8 5.4 0 0.0 5 3.9 27 5.8 1 3.1 22 5.3
1 Borough or Census Area
2 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 North Slope1

1992
  1992 1990-1992
ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE ALL RACES WHITE ALASKA NATIVE
Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2 Births Percent2
Total Births 153 100.0 10 100.0 137 100.0 531 100.0 41 100.0 462 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
15-19 25 16.3 0 0.0 25 18.2 67 12.6 3 7.3 63 13.6
20-24 31 20.3 4 40.0 27 19.7 124 23.4 11 26.8 107 23.2
25-29 42 27.5 1 10.0 41 29.9 163 30.7 10 24.4 146 31.6
30-34 25 16.3 0 0.0 20 14.6 104 19.6 3 7.3 91 19.7
35-39 20 13.1 3 30.0 16 11.7 55 10.4 11 26.8 41 8.9
40-44 5 3.3 2 20.0 3 2.2 12 2.3 3 7.3 8 1.7
45+ 4 2.6 0 0.0 4 2.9 5 0.9 0 0.0 5 1.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 35 23.5 1 10.0 34 25.6 130 24.8 3 7.3 126 27.6
Reported Smoking 93 61.6 2 20.0 90 66.7 307 58.4 8 19.5 297 64.8
Unwed 90 58.8 4 40.0 84 61.3 294 55.5 9 22.0 277 60.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 60 41.4 3 30.0 55 42.6 170 33.5 4 10.0 162 36.7
12 Years 64 44.1 2 20.0 61 47.3 262 51.6 16 40.0 235 53.2
12+ Years 21 14.5 5 50.0 13 10.1 76 15.0 20 50.0 45 10.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 149 97.4 10 100.0 133 97.1 512 96.4 38 92.7 448 97.0
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.7 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.4
Other Facility 3 2.0 0 0.0 3 2.2 10 1.9 0 0.0 10 2.2
Outside Alaska 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 1.3 3 7.3 2 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 137 89.5 7 70.0 126 92.0 484 91.7 31 75.6 435 94.6
Vaginal after C-Section 5 3.3 1 10.0 4 2.9 11 2.1 2 4.9 9 2.0
Primary C-Section 9 5.9 2 20.0 6 4.4 26 4.9 7 17.1 13 2.8
Repeat C-Section 2 1.3 0 0.0 1 0.7 7 1.3 1 2.4 3 0.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 126 82.4 8 80.0 112 81.8 391 74.1 35 87.5 332 72.2
3rd Trimester 4 2.6 0 0.0 4 2.9 22 4.2 0 0.0 22 4.8
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 1.5 0 0.0 8 1.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 50 32.7 4 40.0 41 29.9 150 28.7 15 37.5 123 27.0
Adequate 44 28.8 5 50.0 39 28.5 138 26.4 16 40.0 114 25.1
Intermediate 42 27.5 1 10.0 40 29.2 116 22.2 7 17.5 103 22.6
Inadequate 17 11.1 0 0.0 17 12.4 119 22.8 2 5.0 115 25.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 28 18.3 1 10.0 25 18.2 86 16.2 5 12.2 75 16.2
Low Birthweight Birth 11 7.2 0 0.0 10 7.3 37 7.0 2 4.9 33 7.1

1 Borough or Census Area
2 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