Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 202 100.0 11 100.0 190 100.0 607 100.0 30 100.0 574 100.0
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 27 13.4 0 0.0 27 14.2 96 15.8 0 0.0 95 16.6
20-24 81 40.1 3 27.3 78 41.1 240 39.5 8 26.7 231 40.2
25-29 47 23.3 3 27.3 43 22.6 152 25.0 12 40.0 139 24.2
30-34 34 16.8 5 45.5 29 15.3 84 13.8 9 30.0 75 13.1
35-39 12 5.9 0 0.0 12 6.3 31 5.1 1 3.3 30 5.2
40-44 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 3 0.5 0 0.0 3 0.5
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 9 4.5 0 0.0 9 4.8 31 5.2 0 0.0 31 5.4
Reported Smoking 82 40.6 0 0.0 82 43.2 253 41.7 1 3.4 251 43.7
Unwed 146 72.3 3 27.3 143 75.3 443 73.0 4 13.3 437 76.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 41 28.3 1 25.0 40 28.6 178 33.3 2 9.5 176 34.4
12 Years 90 62.1 1 25.0 89 63.6 300 56.2 7 33.3 293 57.2
12+ Years 14 9.7 2 50.0 11 7.9 56 10.5 12 57.1 43 8.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 196 97.0 7 63.6 189 99.5 590 97.2 16 53.3 572 99.7
Birthing Center 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 3.3 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 3.3 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 5 2.5 4 36.4 1 0.5 14 2.3 12 40.0 2 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 173 85.6 6 54.5 166 87.4 531 88.5 20 71.4 509 89.5
Vaginal after C-Section 8 4.0 1 9.1 7 3.7 15 2.5 3 10.7 12 2.1
Primary C-Section 12 5.9 2 18.2 10 5.3 36 6.0 3 10.7 32 5.6
Repeat C-Section 9 4.5 2 18.2 7 3.7 18 3.0 2 7.1 16 2.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 153 76.1 7 63.6 145 76.7 447 74.3 18 66.7 428 74.8
3rd Trimester 11 5.5 3 27.3 8 4.2 33 5.5 3 11.1 30 5.2
No Prenatal Care 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 3 0.5 1 3.8 2 0.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 43 21.5 1 10.0 42 22.2 93 15.5 3 11.5 90 15.7
Adequate 49 24.5 2 20.0 46 24.3 126 21.0 4 15.4 121 21.2
Intermediate 63 31.5 3 30.0 60 31.7 198 32.9 8 30.8 190 33.2
Inadequate 45 22.5 4 40.0 41 21.7 184 30.6 11 42.3 171 29.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 20 9.9 1 9.1 19 10.0 69 11.4 2 6.7 66 11.5
Low Birthweight Birth 10 5.0 1 9.1 9 4.7 40 6.6 1 3.3 38 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 191 100.0 7 100.0 183 100.0 633 100.0 25 100.0 603 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 2 0.3 0 0.0 2 0.3
15-19 34 17.8 0 0.0 34 18.6 104 16.4 0 0.0 102 16.9
20-24 81 42.4 2 28.6 78 42.6 241 38.1 6 24.0 233 38.6
25-29 46 24.1 3 42.9 43 23.5 166 26.2 12 48.0 154 25.5
30-34 23 12.0 1 14.3 22 12.0 80 12.6 6 24.0 74 12.3
35-39 5 2.6 1 14.3 4 2.2 33 5.2 1 4.0 32 5.3
40-44 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 6 0.9 0 0.0 6 1.0
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 7 3.7 0 0.0 7 3.8 42 6.8 0 0.0 41 6.8
Reported Smoking 80 41.9 0 0.0 79 43.2 273 43.3 1 4.2 270 44.9
Unwed 151 79.1 0 0.0 150 82.0 472 74.7 1 4.0 467 77.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 69 36.9 0 0.0 69 37.9 226 37.4 1 4.5 225 38.7
12 Years 103 55.1 2 40.0 101 55.5 324 53.6 7 31.8 316 54.4
12+ Years 15 8.0 3 60.0 12 6.6 54 8.9 14 63.6 40 6.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 188 98.4 4 57.1 183 100.0 618 97.6 13 52.0 601 99.7
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 4.0 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 4.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 3 1.6 3 42.9 0 0.0 12 1.9 10 40.0 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 173 91.1 5 83.3 168 91.8 557 89.5 20 87.0 534 89.7
Vaginal after C-Section 3 1.6 1 16.7 2 1.1 13 2.1 2 8.7 11 1.8
Primary C-Section 10 5.3 0 0.0 9 4.9 39 6.3 1 4.3 37 6.2
Repeat C-Section 4 2.1 0 0.0 4 2.2 13 2.1 0 0.0 13 2.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 140 74.1 3 50.0 137 75.3 457 73.7 17 77.3 440 74.1
3rd Trimester 9 4.8 0 0.0 9 4.9 32 5.2 0 0.0 32 5.4
No Prenatal Care 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 3 0.5 1 4.8 2 0.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 22 11.7 0 0.0 22 12.1 69 11.1 3 14.3 66 11.1
Adequate 42 22.3 0 0.0 42 23.1 128 20.7 3 14.3 125 21.0
Intermediate 61 32.4 2 40.0 59 32.4 206 33.3 6 28.6 198 33.3
Inadequate 63 33.5 3 60.0 59 32.4 216 34.9 9 42.9 205 34.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 20 10.5 0 0.0 19 10.4 83 13.2 1 4.0 81 13.5
Low Birthweight Birth 14 7.3 0 0.0 13 7.1 48 7.6 0 0.0 47 7.8
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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 214 100.0 12 100.0 201 100.0 635 100.0 25 100.0 603 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.3 0 0.0 2 0.3
15-19 35 16.4 0 0.0 34 16.9 102 16.1 0 0.0 100 16.6
20-24 78 36.4 3 25.0 75 37.3 229 36.1 4 16.0 222 36.8
25-29 59 27.6 6 50.0 53 26.4 174 27.4 14 56.0 159 26.4
30-34 27 12.6 3 25.0 24 11.9 82 12.9 6 24.0 76 12.6
35-39 14 6.5 0 0.0 14 7.0 39 6.1 1 4.0 38 6.3
40-44 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 6 0.9 0 0.0 6 1.0
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 15 7.1 0 0.0 15 7.5 49 7.9 0 0.0 47 7.8
Reported Smoking 91 42.7 1 9.1 90 44.8 286 45.3 1 4.2 284 47.2
Unwed 146 68.2 1 8.3 144 71.6 462 72.9 3 12.0 455 75.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 68 33.7 1 8.3 67 35.3 231 38.2 3 12.5 228 39.5
12 Years 107 53.0 4 33.3 103 54.2 321 53.1 5 20.8 313 54.2
12+ Years 27 13.4 7 58.3 20 10.5 53 8.8 16 66.7 36 6.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 206 96.3 5 41.7 200 99.5 617 97.2 12 48.0 599 99.3
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.3 0 0.0 2 0.3
Home Birth 1 0.5 1 8.3 0 0.0 2 0.3 2 8.0 0 0.0
Other Facility 1 0.5 1 8.3 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 4.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 6 2.8 5 41.7 1 0.5 13 2.0 10 40.0 2 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 185 88.9 9 81.8 175 89.3 557 89.5 19 82.6 532 89.7
Vaginal after C-Section 4 1.9 1 9.1 3 1.5 17 2.7 2 8.7 15 2.5
Primary C-Section 14 6.7 1 9.1 13 6.6 36 5.8 1 4.3 35 5.9
Repeat C-Section 5 2.4 0 0.0 5 2.6 12 1.9 1 4.3 11 1.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 154 72.6 8 80.0 146 72.6 435 70.2 18 81.8 414 69.9
3rd Trimester 13 6.1 0 0.0 13 6.5 40 6.5 1 4.5 39 6.6
No Prenatal Care 1 0.5 1 9.1 0 0.0 5 0.8 2 8.7 3 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 28 13.1 2 18.2 26 12.9 69 11.1 3 13.6 65 11.0
Adequate 35 16.4 2 18.2 33 16.4 127 20.5 3 13.6 123 20.7
Intermediate 74 34.7 3 27.3 71 35.3 199 32.0 7 31.8 190 32.0
Inadequate 76 35.7 4 36.4 71 35.3 226 36.4 9 40.9 215 36.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 29 13.6 1 8.3 28 13.9 91 14.4 1 4.0 89 14.8
Low Birthweight Birth 16 7.5 0 0.0 16 8.0 48 7.6 0 0.0 48 8.0
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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 228 100.0 6 100.0 219 100.0 633 100.0 24 100.0 601 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.4 0 0.0 1 0.5 2 0.3 0 0.0 2 0.3
15-19 35 15.4 0 0.0 34 15.5 111 17.5 1 4.2 109 18.1
20-24 82 36.0 1 16.7 80 36.5 237 37.4 4 16.7 229 38.1
25-29 61 26.8 3 50.0 58 26.5 160 25.3 12 50.0 147 24.5
30-34 30 13.2 2 33.3 28 12.8 77 12.2 5 20.8 71 11.8
35-39 14 6.1 0 0.0 14 6.4 39 6.2 2 8.3 37 6.2
40-44 4 1.8 0 0.0 4 1.8 6 0.9 0 0.0 6 1.0
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 20 9.0 0 0.0 19 8.8 40 6.4 0 0.0 38 6.4
Reported Smoking 102 45.1 0 0.0 101 46.3 289 45.8 2 8.3 286 47.7
Unwed 175 77.1 0 0.0 173 79.0 472 74.7 4 16.7 465 77.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 89 41.4 0 0.0 89 42.6 244 39.8 3 13.0 241 41.3
12 Years 114 53.0 1 20.0 112 53.6 327 53.3 5 21.7 318 54.5
12+ Years 12 5.6 4 80.0 8 3.8 42 6.9 15 65.2 25 4.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 224 98.2 4 66.7 218 99.5 618 97.6 13 54.2 598 99.5
Birthing Center 1 0.4 0 0.0 1 0.5 2 0.3 0 0.0 2 0.3
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 4.2 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 3 1.3 2 33.3 0 0.0 12 1.9 10 41.7 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 199 88.8 6 100.0 191 88.4 565 90.3 18 78.3 541 90.8
Vaginal after C-Section 6 2.7 0 0.0 6 2.8 20 3.2 1 4.3 19 3.2
Primary C-Section 15 6.7 0 0.0 15 6.9 30 4.8 3 13.0 27 4.5
Repeat C-Section 4 1.8 0 0.0 4 1.9 11 1.8 1 4.3 9 1.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 163 74.4 6 100.0 157 74.4 415 67.0 19 86.4 391 66.3
3rd Trimester 10 4.6 0 0.0 10 4.7 37 6.0 1 4.5 36 6.1
No Prenatal Care 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 4 0.6 1 4.8 3 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 19 8.7 1 20.0 18 8.5 71 11.5 3 15.0 66 11.2
Adequate 51 23.4 1 20.0 50 23.7 135 21.9 7 35.0 127 21.5
Intermediate 71 32.6 1 20.0 68 32.2 184 29.8 5 25.0 177 29.9
Inadequate 77 35.3 2 40.0 75 35.5 227 36.8 5 25.0 221 37.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 34 15.0 0 0.0 34 15.6 85 13.5 2 8.3 82 13.7
Low Birthweight Birth 18 7.9 0 0.0 18 8.2 41 6.5 1 4.3 40 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 Northwest Arctic1

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 193 100.0 7 100.0 183 100.0 591 100.0 29 100.0 555 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
15-19 32 16.6 0 0.0 32 17.5 110 18.6 1 3.4 109 19.6
20-24 69 35.8 0 0.0 67 36.6 219 37.1 3 10.3 213 38.4
25-29 54 28.0 5 71.4 48 26.2 144 24.4 15 51.7 127 22.9
30-34 25 13.0 1 14.3 24 13.1 74 12.5 6 20.7 66 11.9
35-39 11 5.7 1 14.3 10 5.5 36 6.1 4 13.8 32 5.8
40-44 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 7 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.3
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 14 7.4 0 0.0 13 7.1 24 4.1 0 0.0 23 4.2
Reported Smoking 93 48.2 0 0.0 93 50.8 259 43.9 3 10.3 256 46.2
Unwed 141 73.1 2 28.6 138 75.4 438 74.1 6 20.7 431 77.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 74 39.4 2 28.6 72 40.4 217 37.2 3 10.3 214 39.1
12 Years 100 53.2 0 0.0 98 55.1 317 54.3 6 20.7 308 56.2
12+ Years 14 7.4 5 71.4 8 4.5 50 8.6 20 69.0 26 4.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 187 96.9 3 42.9 181 98.9 578 97.8 18 62.1 553 99.6
Birthing Center 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Home Birth 1 0.5 1 14.3 0 0.0 2 0.3 2 6.9 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 4 2.1 3 42.9 1 0.5 10 1.7 9 31.0 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 173 91.1 4 66.7 166 91.7 535 91.0 22 78.6 508 91.9
Vaginal after C-Section 7 3.7 1 16.7 6 3.3 22 3.7 2 7.1 20 3.6
Primary C-Section 7 3.7 0 0.0 7 3.9 21 3.6 3 10.7 18 3.3
Repeat C-Section 3 1.6 1 16.7 2 1.1 10 1.7 1 3.6 7 1.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 118 62.4 4 66.7 111 61.7 383 65.5 23 85.2 354 64.2
3rd Trimester 17 9.0 1 16.7 16 8.9 36 6.2 1 3.7 34 6.2
No Prenatal Care 3 1.6 1 14.3 2 1.1 4 0.7 1 3.7 3 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 22 11.6 0 0.0 21 11.6 81 14.0 5 19.2 74 13.5
Adequate 41 21.6 0 0.0 40 22.1 123 21.2 11 42.3 110 20.1
Intermediate 54 28.4 3 50.0 51 28.2 169 29.1 6 23.1 163 29.7
Inadequate 73 38.4 3 50.0 69 38.1 207 35.7 4 15.4 201 36.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 28 14.5 0 0.0 27 14.8 63 10.7 2 6.9 60 10.8
Low Birthweight Birth 14 7.3 0 0.0 14 7.7 29 4.9 1 3.6 28 5.0
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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 212 100.0 11 100.0 199 100.0 597 100.0 35 100.0 556 100.0
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 44 20.8 1 9.1 43 21.6 115 19.3 1 2.9 114 20.5
20-24 86 40.6 3 27.3 82 41.2 218 36.5 3 8.6 212 38.1
25-29 45 21.2 4 36.4 41 20.6 126 21.1 15 42.9 110 19.8
30-34 22 10.4 2 18.2 19 9.5 81 13.6 10 28.6 69 12.4
35-39 14 6.6 1 9.1 13 6.5 45 7.5 6 17.1 39 7.0
40-44 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 10 1.7 0 0.0 10 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 6 2.9 0 0.0 6 3.0 23 3.9 0 0.0 23 4.2
Reported Smoking 94 44.3 2 18.2 92 46.2 262 44.0 5 14.3 255 46.0
Unwed 156 73.6 2 18.2 154 77.4 422 70.7 5 14.3 415 74.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 81 38.6 1 9.1 80 40.6 215 36.4 1 2.9 214 38.9
12 Years 113 53.8 4 36.4 108 54.8 317 53.7 9 26.5 305 55.5
12+ Years 16 7.6 6 54.5 9 4.6 58 9.8 24 70.6 31 5.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 207 97.6 6 54.5 199 100.0 586 98.2 24 68.6 556 100.0
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 2.9 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 2.4 5 45.5 0 0.0 10 1.7 10 28.6 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 193 91.0 8 72.7 184 92.5 539 90.4 26 74.3 510 91.9
Vaginal after C-Section 7 3.3 0 0.0 7 3.5 17 2.9 2 5.7 15 2.7
Primary C-Section 8 3.8 3 27.3 5 2.5 28 4.7 7 20.0 21 3.8
Repeat C-Section 4 1.9 0 0.0 3 1.5 12 2.0 0 0.0 9 1.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 134 63.5 9 90.0 123 61.8 406 68.5 29 87.9 372 67.1
3rd Trimester 10 4.7 0 0.0 10 5.0 29 4.9 1 3.0 27 4.9
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 30 14.4 2 22.2 27 13.6 95 16.2 7 21.9 86 15.7
Adequate 43 20.6 6 66.7 37 18.6 132 22.5 14 43.8 117 21.3
Intermediate 59 28.2 1 11.1 58 29.1 175 29.9 8 25.0 166 30.2
Inadequate 77 36.8 0 0.0 77 38.7 184 31.4 3 9.4 180 32.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 23 10.8 2 18.2 21 10.6 59 9.9 5 14.3 53 9.5
Low Birthweight Birth 9 4.2 1 9.1 8 4.0 31 5.2 3 8.6 27 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 Northwest Arctic1

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 186 100.0 11 100.0 173 100.0 562 100.0 35 100.0 520 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.4
15-19 34 18.3 0 0.0 34 19.7 108 19.2 0 0.0 108 20.8
20-24 64 34.4 0 0.0 64 37.0 174 31.0 2 5.7 170 32.7
25-29 45 24.2 6 54.5 38 22.0 125 22.2 15 42.9 108 20.8
30-34 27 14.5 3 27.3 23 13.3 95 16.9 11 31.4 81 15.6
35-39 11 5.9 2 18.2 9 5.2 45 8.0 6 17.1 39 7.5
40-44 5 2.7 0 0.0 5 2.9 12 2.1 1 2.9 11 2.1
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 4 2.2 0 0.0 4 2.3 21 3.8 0 0.0 21 4.1
Reported Smoking 72 38.9 1 9.1 71 41.3 237 42.3 4 11.4 231 44.6
Unwed 141 75.8 2 18.2 139 80.3 388 69.0 5 14.3 380 73.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 62 33.3 0 0.0 62 35.8 200 36.2 0 0.0 200 38.9
12 Years 104 55.9 2 18.2 102 59.0 288 52.1 5 15.2 281 54.7
12+ Years 20 10.8 9 81.8 9 5.2 65 11.8 28 84.8 33 6.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 184 98.9 9 81.8 173 100.0 554 98.6 27 77.1 520 100.0
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.5 1 9.1 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 2.9 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 1 0.5 1 9.1 0 0.0 7 1.2 7 20.0 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 169 90.9 10 90.9 158 91.3 501 89.3 28 80.0 469 90.4
Vaginal after C-Section 8 4.3 1 9.1 7 4.0 16 2.9 2 5.7 14 2.7
Primary C-Section 6 3.2 0 0.0 6 3.5 34 6.1 5 14.3 28 5.4
Repeat C-Section 3 1.6 0 0.0 2 1.2 10 1.8 0 0.0 8 1.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 131 70.8 10 90.9 120 69.8 396 71.5 29 85.3 362 70.4
3rd Trimester 9 4.9 0 0.0 8 4.7 23 4.2 1 2.9 21 4.1
No Prenatal Care 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.6 4 0.7 0 0.0 4 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 29 16.0 3 27.3 26 15.5 91 16.5 7 21.2 83 16.2
Adequate 39 21.5 5 45.5 33 19.6 134 24.4 12 36.4 119 23.3
Intermediate 56 30.9 2 18.2 54 32.1 169 30.7 10 30.3 158 30.9
Inadequate 57 31.5 1 9.1 55 32.7 156 28.4 4 12.1 151 29.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 12 6.5 0 0.0 12 6.9 53 9.4 4 11.4 48 9.2
Low Birthweight Birth 6 3.2 0 0.0 6 3.5 33 5.9 4 11.4 28 5.4
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 Northwest Arctic1

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 199 100.0 13 100.0 184 100.0 531 100.0 30 100.0 496 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.8
15-19 37 18.6 0 0.0 37 20.1 101 19.0 0 0.0 101 20.4
20-24 68 34.2 0 0.0 66 35.9 169 31.8 3 10.0 164 33.1
25-29 36 18.1 5 38.5 31 16.8 112 21.1 11 36.7 100 20.2
30-34 32 16.1 5 38.5 27 14.7 86 16.2 9 30.0 75 15.1
35-39 20 10.1 3 23.1 17 9.2 45 8.5 6 20.0 39 7.9
40-44 4 2.0 0 0.0 4 2.2 13 2.4 1 3.3 12 2.4
45+ 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 13 6.7 0 0.0 13 7.1 23 4.4 1 3.7 22 4.5
Reported Smoking 96 48.5 2 15.4 92 50.3 235 44.6 5 16.7 228 46.3
Unwed 125 62.8 1 7.7 122 66.3 365 68.7 5 16.7 357 72.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 72 37.1 0 0.0 72 40.0 194 37.7 1 3.6 193 40.0
12 Years 100 51.5 3 25.0 95 52.8 260 50.6 6 21.4 252 52.3
12+ Years 22 11.3 9 75.0 13 7.2 60 11.7 21 75.0 37 7.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 195 98.0 9 69.2 184 100.0 524 98.7 23 76.7 496 100.0
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 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 4 2.0 4 30.8 0 0.0 7 1.3 7 23.3 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 177 89.4 8 61.5 168 91.8 472 89.2 23 76.7 446 90.3
Vaginal after C-Section 2 1.0 1 7.7 1 0.5 9 1.7 1 3.3 8 1.6
Primary C-Section 14 7.1 4 30.8 10 5.5 37 7.0 5 16.7 31 6.3
Repeat C-Section 5 2.5 0 0.0 4 2.2 11 2.1 1 3.3 9 1.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 141 71.6 10 83.3 129 70.5 368 70.6 24 82.8 340 69.7
3rd Trimester 10 5.1 1 8.3 9 4.9 24 4.6 2 6.9 22 4.5
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 36 18.4 2 16.7 33 18.1 93 17.8 7 25.0 85 17.3
Adequate 50 25.5 3 25.0 47 25.8 134 25.7 8 28.6 124 25.3
Intermediate 60 30.6 5 41.7 54 29.7 148 28.4 8 28.6 139 28.4
Inadequate 50 25.5 2 16.7 48 26.4 147 28.2 5 17.9 142 29.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 24 12.1 3 23.1 20 10.9 56 10.5 4 13.3 51 10.3
Low Birthweight Birth 16 8.0 2 15.4 13 7.1 33 6.2 4 13.3 28 5.7
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.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 177 100.0 11 100.0 163 100.0 493 100.0 33 100.0 456 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.6 3 0.6 0 0.0 3 0.7
15-19 37 20.9 0 0.0 37 22.7 96 19.5 2 6.1 94 20.6
20-24 42 23.7 2 18.2 40 24.5 148 30.0 5 15.2 142 31.1
25-29 44 24.9 4 36.4 39 23.9 117 23.7 11 33.3 105 23.0
30-34 36 20.3 3 27.3 31 19.0 77 15.6 8 24.2 67 14.7
35-39 14 7.9 1 9.1 13 8.0 41 8.3 5 15.2 36 7.9
40-44 3 1.7 1 9.1 2 1.2 11 2.2 2 6.1 9 2.0
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 4 2.3 0 0.0 4 2.5 18 3.7 2 6.1 16 3.6
Reported Smoking 69 39.0 1 9.1 68 41.7 223 45.7 4 12.1 219 48.5
Unwed 122 68.9 2 18.2 119 73.0 342 69.5 9 27.3 332 72.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 66 38.2 0 0.0 66 41.0 187 39.2 2 6.7 185 41.6
12 Years 84 48.6 0 0.0 84 52.2 233 48.8 4 13.3 229 51.5
12+ Years 23 13.3 10 100.0 11 6.8 57 11.9 24 80.0 31 7.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 175 98.9 9 81.8 163 100.0 487 98.8 28 84.8 455 99.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 3.0 0 0.0
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 2 1.1 2 18.2 0 0.0 4 0.8 4 12.1 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 155 87.6 10 90.9 143 87.7 440 89.6 28 84.8 409 90.1
Vaginal after C-Section 6 3.4 0 0.0 6 3.7 10 2.0 1 3.0 9 2.0
Primary C-Section 14 7.9 1 9.1 12 7.4 31 6.3 3 9.1 27 5.9
Repeat C-Section 2 1.1 0 0.0 2 1.2 10 2.0 1 3.0 9 2.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 124 72.1 9 81.8 113 71.1 336 70.4 27 81.8 307 69.5
3rd Trimester 4 2.3 0 0.0 4 2.5 24 5.0 3 9.1 21 4.8
No Prenatal Care 3 1.7 0 0.0 3 1.9 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 26 15.0 2 20.0 24 14.9 85 17.8 8 25.0 77 17.3
Adequate 45 26.0 4 40.0 39 24.2 121 25.3 10 31.3 109 24.5
Intermediate 53 30.6 3 30.0 50 31.1 131 27.4 7 21.9 124 27.9
Inadequate 49 28.3 1 10.0 48 29.8 141 29.5 7 21.9 134 30.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 17 9.6 1 9.1 16 9.8 50 10.2 1 3.0 49 10.8
Low Birthweight Birth 11 6.2 2 18.2 9 5.5 30 6.1 2 6.1 28 6.2
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.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 155 100.0 6 100.0 149 100.0 476 100.0 31 100.0 442 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 1.3 0 0.0 2 1.3 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.5
15-19 27 17.4 0 0.0 27 18.1 94 19.7 3 9.7 91 20.6
20-24 59 38.1 1 16.7 58 38.9 148 31.1 4 12.9 143 32.4
25-29 32 20.6 2 33.3 30 20.1 106 22.3 10 32.3 95 21.5
30-34 18 11.6 1 16.7 17 11.4 74 15.5 7 22.6 66 14.9
35-39 11 7.1 2 33.3 9 6.0 41 8.6 6 19.4 35 7.9
40-44 6 3.9 0 0.0 6 4.0 11 2.3 1 3.2 10 2.3
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 6 4.0 1 16.7 5 3.5 28 6.0 2 6.5 25 5.7
Reported Smoking 70 46.1 2 33.3 68 46.6 230 48.9 5 16.1 225 51.5
Unwed 118 76.1 2 33.3 116 77.9 314 66.2 10 32.3 304 68.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 56 38.1 1 16.7 55 39.0 174 38.4 3 10.7 171 40.4
12 Years 76 51.7 3 50.0 73 51.8 230 50.8 6 21.4 224 53.0
12+ Years 15 10.2 2 33.3 13 9.2 49 10.8 19 67.9 28 6.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 154 99.4 5 83.3 149 100.0 469 98.5 27 87.1 439 99.3
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 3.2 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 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Outside Alaska 1 0.6 1 16.7 0 0.0 3 0.6 3 9.7 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 140 90.9 5 83.3 135 91.2 427 90.7 26 83.9 399 91.3
Vaginal after C-Section 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 11 2.3 1 3.2 10 2.3
Primary C-Section 9 5.8 0 0.0 9 6.1 21 4.5 2 6.5 19 4.3
Repeat C-Section 4 2.6 1 16.7 3 2.0 12 2.5 2 6.5 9 2.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 103 67.8 5 83.3 98 67.1 314 68.0 24 77.4 288 67.1
3rd Trimester 10 6.6 1 16.7 9 6.2 30 6.5 3 9.7 27 6.3
No Prenatal Care 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.7 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 31 20.3 3 50.0 28 19.0 88 19.2 8 25.8 80 18.8
Adequate 39 25.5 1 16.7 38 25.9 108 23.5 8 25.8 100 23.5
Intermediate 35 22.9 0 0.0 35 23.8 119 25.9 9 29.0 108 25.4
Inadequate 48 31.4 2 33.3 46 31.3 144 31.4 6 19.4 138 32.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 15 9.7 0 0.0 15 10.1 55 11.7 0 0.0 55 12.6
Low Birthweight Birth 6 3.9 0 0.0 6 4.1 27 5.7 0 0.0 27 6.1
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 Northwest Arctic1

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 161 100.0 16 100.0 144 100.0 478 100.0 31 100.0 444 100.0
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 32 19.9 2 12.5 30 20.8 98 20.5 4 12.9 94 21.2
20-24 47 29.2 2 12.5 44 30.6 132 27.6 3 9.7 128 28.8
25-29 41 25.5 5 31.3 36 25.0 111 23.2 11 35.5 99 22.3
30-34 23 14.3 4 25.0 19 13.2 82 17.2 8 25.8 73 16.4
35-39 16 9.9 2 12.5 14 9.7 44 9.2 4 12.9 40 9.0
40-44 2 1.2 1 6.3 1 0.7 10 2.1 1 3.2 9 2.0
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 8 5.0 1 6.3 7 4.9 39 8.2 1 3.2 37 8.4
Reported Smoking 84 52.8 1 6.3 83 58.0 239 50.3 3 9.7 236 53.4
Unwed 102 63.8 5 31.3 97 67.4 290 61.3 10 32.3 280 63.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 65 41.4 1 7.1 64 44.8 167 37.4 3 11.1 164 39.3
12 Years 73 46.5 1 7.1 72 50.3 236 52.9 3 11.1 233 55.9
12+ Years 19 12.1 12 85.7 7 4.9 43 9.6 21 77.8 20 4.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 158 98.1 14 87.5 143 99.3 469 98.1 28 90.3 438 98.6
Birthing Center 1 0.6 1 6.3 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 3.2 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 3 0.6 0 0.0 3 0.7
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.6 0 0.0 3 0.7
Outside Alaska 1 0.6 1 6.3 0 0.0 2 0.4 2 6.5 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 145 90.6 13 81.3 131 91.6 430 91.5 24 80.0 404 92.4
Vaginal after C-Section 3 1.9 1 6.3 2 1.4 12 2.6 1 3.3 11 2.5
Primary C-Section 8 5.0 2 12.5 6 4.2 19 4.0 4 13.3 15 3.4
Repeat C-Section 4 2.5 0 0.0 4 2.8 9 1.9 1 3.3 7 1.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 109 71.2 13 81.3 96 70.1 329 70.9 22 71.0 305 70.8
3rd Trimester 10 6.5 2 12.5 8 5.8 31 6.7 3 9.7 28 6.5
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 28 18.4 3 18.8 25 18.4 86 18.7 8 25.8 78 18.3
Adequate 37 24.3 5 31.3 32 23.5 109 23.7 8 25.8 101 23.7
Intermediate 43 28.3 4 25.0 39 28.7 126 27.4 9 29.0 115 26.9
Inadequate 44 28.9 4 25.0 40 29.4 139 30.2 6 19.4 133 31.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 18 11.5 0 0.0 18 12.9 63 13.3 0 0.0 63 14.4
Low Birthweight Birth 13 8.1 0 0.0 13 9.0 32 6.7 0 0.0 32 7.2
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.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 9 100.0 149 100.0 491 100.0 31 100.0 458 100.0
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 35 21.9 1 11.1 34 22.8 98 20.0 2 6.5 96 21.0
20-24 42 26.3 1 11.1 41 27.5 133 27.1 3 9.7 130 28.4
25-29 33 20.6 3 33.3 29 19.5 121 24.6 12 38.7 108 23.6
30-34 33 20.6 2 22.2 30 20.1 81 16.5 10 32.3 70 15.3
35-39 14 8.8 2 22.2 12 8.1 41 8.4 3 9.7 38 8.3
40-44 3 1.9 0 0.0 3 2.0 12 2.4 0 0.0 12 2.6
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.8 1 3.2 3 0.7
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 14 8.8 0 0.0 13 8.8 54 11.1 0 0.0 53 11.6
Reported Smoking 76 47.8 2 22.2 74 50.0 241 49.4 3 10.0 238 52.2
Unwed 94 59.1 3 33.3 91 61.5 295 60.8 7 24.1 288 63.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 53 35.6 1 12.5 52 37.4 140 31.5 2 6.9 138 33.3
12 Years 81 54.4 2 25.0 79 56.8 253 56.9 5 17.2 248 59.9
12+ Years 15 10.1 5 62.5 8 5.8 52 11.7 22 75.9 28 6.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 157 98.1 8 88.9 147 98.7 481 98.0 28 90.3 451 98.5
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.4
Other Facility 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 5 1.0 0 0.0 5 1.1
Outside Alaska 1 0.6 1 11.1 0 0.0 3 0.6 3 9.7 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 142 90.4 8 88.9 133 91.1 444 91.7 23 76.7 420 92.9
Vaginal after C-Section 7 4.5 0 0.0 7 4.8 13 2.7 0 0.0 13 2.9
Primary C-Section 4 2.5 0 0.0 4 2.7 19 3.9 5 16.7 14 3.1
Repeat C-Section 4 2.5 1 11.1 2 1.4 8 1.7 2 6.7 5 1.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 102 65.0 6 66.7 94 64.4 349 72.3 25 80.6 322 71.6
3rd Trimester 10 6.4 0 0.0 10 6.8 29 6.0 1 3.2 28 6.2
No Prenatal Care 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 29 18.8 2 22.2 27 18.9 98 20.5 10 33.3 88 19.7
Adequate 32 20.8 2 22.2 30 21.0 126 26.3 10 33.3 116 26.0
Intermediate 41 26.6 5 55.6 34 23.8 125 26.1 8 26.7 115 25.7
Inadequate 52 33.8 0 0.0 52 36.4 130 27.1 2 6.7 128 28.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 22 13.8 0 0.0 22 14.9 64 13.1 2 6.5 62 13.6
Low Birthweight Birth 8 5.0 0 0.0 8 5.4 29 5.9 2 6.5 27 5.9
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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Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 157 100.0 6 100.0 151 100.0 501 100.0 31 100.0 468 100.0
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 31 19.7 1 16.7 30 19.9 84 16.8 1 3.2 83 17.7
20-24 43 27.4 0 0.0 43 28.5 137 27.3 3 9.7 134 28.6
25-29 37 23.6 3 50.0 34 22.5 128 25.5 12 38.7 115 24.6
30-34 26 16.6 2 33.3 24 15.9 83 16.6 12 38.7 71 15.2
35-39 14 8.9 0 0.0 14 9.3 44 8.8 1 3.2 42 9.0
40-44 5 3.2 0 0.0 5 3.3 18 3.6 1 3.2 17 3.6
45+ 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 6 1.2 1 3.2 5 1.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 17 10.8 0 0.0 17 11.3 73 14.7 0 0.0 73 15.7
Reported Smoking 79 50.3 0 0.0 79 52.3 246 49.3 3 10.0 243 52.0
Unwed 94 61.0 2 33.3 92 62.2 307 61.9 7 24.1 300 64.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 49 35.0 1 20.0 48 35.6 127 27.9 1 3.3 126 29.8
12 Years 82 58.6 0 0.0 82 60.7 262 57.6 5 16.7 257 60.8
12+ Years 9 6.4 4 80.0 5 3.7 66 14.5 24 80.0 40 9.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 154 98.1 6 100.0 148 98.0 490 97.8 29 93.5 459 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 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Other Facility 2 1.3 0 0.0 2 1.3 7 1.4 0 0.0 7 1.5
Outside Alaska 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.6 2 6.5 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 143 93.5 3 60.0 140 94.6 455 91.5 23 76.7 430 92.5
Vaginal after C-Section 2 1.3 0 0.0 2 1.4 16 3.2 1 3.3 15 3.2
Primary C-Section 7 4.6 2 40.0 5 3.4 20 4.0 5 16.7 15 3.2
Repeat C-Section 1 0.7 0 0.0 1 0.7 6 1.2 1 3.3 5 1.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 118 76.6 3 50.0 115 77.7 372 75.8 26 86.7 344 74.9
3rd Trimester 11 7.1 1 16.7 10 6.8 24 4.9 1 3.3 23 5.0
No Prenatal Care 2 1.3 0 0.0 2 1.3 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 29 18.8 3 50.0 26 17.6 112 23.0 10 34.5 101 22.1
Adequate 40 26.0 1 16.7 39 26.4 148 30.4 11 37.9 136 29.8
Intermediate 42 27.3 0 0.0 42 28.4 117 24.0 6 20.7 111 24.3
Inadequate 43 27.9 2 33.3 41 27.7 110 22.6 2 6.9 108 23.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 23 14.6 0 0.0 23 15.2 69 13.8 5 16.1 64 13.7
Low Birthweight Birth 11 7.1 0 0.0 11 7.3 29 5.8 3 9.7 26 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.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 174 100.0 16 100.0 158 100.0 506 100.0 38 100.0 464 100.0
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 32 18.4 0 0.0 32 20.3 76 15.0 0 0.0 76 16.4
20-24 48 27.6 2 12.5 46 29.1 139 27.5 4 10.5 135 29.1
25-29 51 29.3 6 37.5 45 28.5 138 27.3 14 36.8 122 26.3
30-34 22 12.6 6 37.5 16 10.1 84 16.6 14 36.8 69 14.9
35-39 13 7.5 1 6.3 12 7.6 45 8.9 2 5.3 42 9.1
40-44 4 2.3 0 0.0 4 2.5 16 3.2 3 7.9 13 2.8
45+ 3 1.7 1 6.3 2 1.3 7 1.4 1 2.6 6 1.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 23 13.5 0 0.0 23 14.7 78 15.6 0 0.0 78 17.0
Reported Smoking 86 50.0 1 6.7 85 54.1 254 50.4 3 8.1 251 54.2
Unwed 107 62.2 2 14.3 105 66.5 303 60.1 7 19.4 296 63.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 38 24.4 0 0.0 38 27.1 128 26.9 0 0.0 128 29.4
12 Years 90 57.7 3 18.8 87 62.1 265 55.8 9 25.0 255 58.6
12+ Years 28 17.9 13 81.3 15 10.7 82 17.3 27 75.0 52 12.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 170 97.7 14 87.5 156 98.7 494 97.6 33 86.8 457 98.5
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 2 1.1 0 0.0 2 1.3 6 1.2 0 0.0 6 1.3
Outside Alaska 2 1.1 2 12.5 0 0.0 6 1.2 5 13.2 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 159 91.4 12 75.0 147 93.0 458 90.5 27 71.1 427 92.0
Vaginal after C-Section 4 2.3 0 0.0 4 2.5 18 3.6 3 7.9 15 3.2
Primary C-Section 8 4.6 3 18.8 5 3.2 24 4.7 7 18.4 17 3.7
Repeat C-Section 3 1.7 1 6.3 2 1.3 6 1.2 1 2.6 5 1.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 129 75.0 16 100.0 113 72.4 391 78.5 35 97.2 353 77.1
3rd Trimester 8 4.7 0 0.0 8 5.1 16 3.2 0 0.0 15 3.3
No Prenatal Care 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.6 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 40 23.4 5 33.3 35 22.4 126 25.6 13 37.1 112 24.7
Adequate 54 31.6 7 46.7 47 30.1 155 31.4 13 37.1 140 30.8
Intermediate 42 24.6 3 20.0 39 25.0 118 23.9 8 22.9 110 24.2
Inadequate 35 20.5 0 0.0 35 22.4 94 19.1 1 2.9 92 20.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 19 10.9 2 12.5 17 10.8 67 13.3 7 18.9 60 12.9
Low Birthweight Birth 10 5.7 2 12.5 8 5.1 29 5.7 5 13.2 24 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.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 170 100.0 9 100.0 159 100.0 494 100.0 37 100.0 452 100.0
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 21 12.4 0 0.0 21 13.2 69 14.0 0 0.0 69 15.3
20-24 46 27.1 1 11.1 45 28.3 137 27.7 5 13.5 132 29.2
25-29 40 23.5 3 33.3 36 22.6 122 24.7 14 37.8 106 23.5
30-34 35 20.6 4 44.4 31 19.5 104 21.1 12 32.4 90 19.9
35-39 17 10.0 0 0.0 16 10.1 44 8.9 3 8.1 40 8.8
40-44 9 5.3 1 11.1 8 5.0 13 2.6 3 8.1 10 2.2
45+ 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.3 5 1.0 0 0.0 5 1.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 33 19.6 0 0.0 33 21.0 76 15.5 1 2.9 75 16.7
Reported Smoking 81 47.6 2 22.2 79 49.7 257 52.0 8 21.6 249 55.1
Unwed 106 62.4 3 33.3 103 64.8 285 57.7 11 29.7 274 60.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 40 25.2 0 0.0 40 27.0 139 28.9 4 11.4 135 30.6
12 Years 90 56.6 2 22.2 88 59.5 264 54.9 9 25.7 254 57.6
12+ Years 29 18.2 7 77.8 20 13.5 78 16.2 22 62.9 52 11.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 166 97.6 9 100.0 155 97.5 480 97.2 33 89.2 442 97.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 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 3 1.8 0 0.0 3 1.9 7 1.4 0 0.0 7 1.5
Outside Alaska 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.6 5 1.0 4 10.8 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 153 90.0 8 88.9 143 89.9 445 90.1 30 81.1 411 90.9
Vaginal after C-Section 10 5.9 1 11.1 9 5.7 19 3.8 3 8.1 16 3.5
Primary C-Section 5 2.9 0 0.0 5 3.1 26 5.3 4 10.8 21 4.6
Repeat C-Section 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.3 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 125 75.8 7 87.5 116 74.8 380 78.8 32 97.0 344 77.5
3rd Trimester 5 3.0 0 0.0 5 3.2 14 2.9 0 0.0 13 2.9
No Prenatal Care 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 4 0.8 2 5.7 2 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 43 26.5 2 25.0 40 26.3 114 23.8 11 31.4 102 23.2
Adequate 54 33.3 3 37.5 50 32.9 144 30.0 15 42.9 127 28.9
Intermediate 33 20.4 3 37.5 30 19.7 118 24.6 6 17.1 111 25.2
Inadequate 32 19.8 0 0.0 32 21.1 104 21.7 3 8.6 100 22.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 27 15.9 3 33.3 24 15.1 69 14.0 8 22.2 61 13.5
Low Birthweight Birth 8 4.7 1 11.1 7 4.4 30 6.1 4 11.1 26 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 Northwest Arctic1

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 162 100.0 13 100.0 147 100.0 441 100.0 37 100.0 401 100.0
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 14.2 0 0.0 23 15.6 65 14.7 0 0.0 65 16.2
20-24 45 27.8 1 7.7 44 29.9 121 27.4 6 16.2 115 28.7
25-29 47 29.0 5 38.5 41 27.9 112 25.4 14 37.8 97 24.2
30-34 27 16.7 4 30.8 22 15.0 97 22.0 9 24.3 86 21.4
35-39 15 9.3 1 7.7 14 9.5 39 8.8 6 16.2 33 8.2
40-44 3 1.9 2 15.4 1 0.7 4 0.9 2 5.4 2 0.5
45+ 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.4 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.7
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 22 13.8 0 0.0 22 15.0 74 16.9 1 2.9 73 18.2
Reported Smoking 87 53.7 0 0.0 87 59.2 232 52.6 6 16.2 226 56.4
Unwed 90 55.6 2 15.4 88 59.9 243 55.1 9 24.3 234 58.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 50 31.3 0 0.0 50 34.0 125 28.7 4 11.8 121 30.3
12 Years 85 53.1 4 36.4 80 54.4 246 56.4 7 20.6 238 59.6
12+ Years 25 15.6 7 63.6 17 11.6 65 14.9 23 67.6 40 10.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 158 97.5 10 76.9 146 99.3 424 96.1 32 86.5 389 97.0
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 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 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 10 2.3 0 0.0 10 2.5
Outside Alaska 3 1.9 3 23.1 0 0.0 5 1.1 5 13.5 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 146 90.1 7 53.8 137 93.2 399 90.5 29 78.4 368 91.8
Vaginal after C-Section 4 2.5 2 15.4 2 1.4 16 3.6 4 10.8 12 3.0
Primary C-Section 11 6.8 4 30.8 7 4.8 24 5.4 4 10.8 19 4.7
Repeat C-Section 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 137 85.1 12 100.0 124 84.4 336 77.4 34 100.0 300 75.6
3rd Trimester 3 1.9 0 0.0 2 1.4 15 3.5 0 0.0 14 3.5
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.7 2 5.7 1 0.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 43 26.9 6 50.0 37 25.3 94 21.7 10 28.6 84 21.3
Adequate 47 29.4 3 25.0 43 29.5 126 29.1 16 45.7 109 27.6
Intermediate 43 26.9 2 16.7 41 28.1 113 26.1 6 17.1 106 26.8
Inadequate 27 16.9 1 8.3 25 17.1 100 23.1 3 8.6 96 24.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 21 13.0 2 16.7 19 12.9 58 13.2 5 13.9 53 13.2
Low Birthweight Birth 11 6.8 2 15.4 9 6.1 27 6.1 3 8.3 24 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 Northwest Arctic1

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 162 100.0 15 100.0 146 100.0 439 100.0 37 100.0 400 100.0
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 25 15.4 0 0.0 25 17.1 56 12.8 1 2.7 55 13.8
20-24 46 28.4 3 20.0 43 29.5 138 31.4 7 18.9 131 32.8
25-29 35 21.6 6 40.0 29 19.9 105 23.9 11 29.7 93 23.3
30-34 42 25.9 4 26.7 37 25.3 91 20.7 7 18.9 83 20.8
35-39 12 7.4 2 13.3 10 6.8 43 9.8 11 29.7 32 8.0
40-44 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 4 0.9 0 0.0 4 1.0
45+ 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 21 13.0 1 6.7 20 13.7 88 20.1 1 2.9 87 21.8
Reported Smoking 89 54.9 6 40.0 83 56.8 235 53.5 7 18.9 227 56.8
Unwed 89 54.9 6 40.0 83 56.8 235 53.5 9 24.3 226 56.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 49 30.2 4 26.7 45 30.8 128 29.8 5 14.3 123 31.3
12 Years 89 54.9 3 20.0 86 58.9 236 54.9 4 11.4 232 59.0
12+ Years 24 14.8 8 53.3 15 10.3 66 15.3 26 74.3 38 9.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 156 96.3 14 93.3 141 96.6 418 95.2 33 89.2 383 95.8
Birthing Center 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3
Home Birth 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3
Other Facility 3 1.9 0 0.0 3 2.1 15 3.4 0 0.0 15 3.8
Outside Alaska 1 0.6 1 6.7 0 0.0 4 0.9 4 10.8 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 146 90.1 15 100.0 131 89.7 404 92.0 33 89.2 370 92.5
Vaginal after C-Section 5 3.1 0 0.0 5 3.4 16 3.6 3 8.1 13 3.3
Primary C-Section 10 6.2 0 0.0 9 6.2 17 3.9 1 2.7 15 3.8
Repeat C-Section 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 118 75.6 13 100.0 104 73.2 327 75.5 31 88.6 294 74.2
3rd Trimester 6 3.8 0 0.0 6 4.2 18 4.2 1 2.9 17 4.3
No Prenatal Care 3 1.9 2 13.3 1 0.7 5 1.2 2 5.6 3 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 28 17.7 3 20.0 25 17.6 92 21.2 7 19.4 85 21.5
Adequate 43 27.2 9 60.0 34 23.9 125 28.9 18 50.0 106 26.8
Intermediate 42 26.6 1 6.7 40 28.2 111 25.6 6 16.7 104 26.3
Inadequate 45 28.5 0 0.0 43 30.3 105 24.2 5 13.9 100 25.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 21 13.0 3 20.0 18 12.3 54 12.3 5 13.5 49 12.3
Low Birthweight Birth 11 6.8 1 7.1 10 6.8 29 6.6 4 11.1 25 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.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 117 100.0 9 100.0 108 100.0 447 100.0 38 100.0 406 100.0
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 17 14.5 0 0.0 17 15.7 57 12.8 1 2.6 56 13.8
20-24 30 25.6 2 22.2 28 25.9 139 31.1 7 18.4 132 32.5
25-29 30 25.6 3 33.3 27 25.0 116 26.0 10 26.3 103 25.4
30-34 28 23.9 1 11.1 27 25.0 86 19.2 9 23.7 77 19.0
35-39 12 10.3 3 33.3 9 8.3 42 9.4 11 28.9 31 7.6
40-44 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.9 0 0.0 4 1.0
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.7
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 31 26.7 0 0.0 31 28.7 101 22.9 0 0.0 101 25.0
Reported Smoking 56 47.9 0 0.0 56 51.9 237 53.1 6 15.8 229 56.5
Unwed 64 54.7 1 11.1 63 58.3 243 54.5 5 13.2 237 58.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 26 22.8 0 0.0 26 24.5 131 30.0 4 11.4 127 31.8
12 Years 72 63.2 0 0.0 72 67.9 239 54.7 2 5.7 235 58.9
12+ Years 16 14.0 8 100.0 8 7.5 67 15.3 29 82.9 37 9.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 110 94.0 8 88.9 102 94.4 419 93.7 32 84.2 385 94.8
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 6 5.1 0 0.0 6 5.6 20 4.5 0 0.0 19 4.7
Outside Alaska 1 0.9 1 11.1 0 0.0 6 1.3 6 15.8 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 107 91.5 7 77.8 100 92.6 409 91.7 30 78.9 376 92.8
Vaginal after C-Section 7 6.0 2 22.2 5 4.6 17 3.8 3 7.9 14 3.5
Primary C-Section 3 2.6 0 0.0 3 2.8 16 3.6 3 7.9 13 3.2
Repeat C-Section 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.9 2 5.3 2 0.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 81 69.2 9 100.0 72 66.7 339 76.2 30 78.9 307 76.0
3rd Trimester 6 5.1 0 0.0 6 5.6 18 4.0 1 2.6 17 4.2
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 1.8 0 0.0 8 2.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 23 20.0 1 12.5 22 20.6 102 23.1 7 18.9 95 23.6
Adequate 36 31.3 4 50.0 32 29.9 133 30.1 16 43.2 116 28.9
Intermediate 28 24.3 3 37.5 25 23.4 105 23.8 10 27.0 94 23.4
Inadequate 28 24.3 0 0.0 28 26.2 102 23.1 4 10.8 97 24.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 16 13.7 0 0.0 16 14.8 59 13.3 4 10.5 54 13.4
Low Birthweight Birth 5 4.3 0 0.0 5 4.6 30 6.7 4 10.5 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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Birth Profile for Northwest Arctic1

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 160 100.0 13 100.0 146 100.0 504 100.0 40 100.0 460 100.0
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 8.8 1 7.7 13 8.9 60 11.9 4 10.0 56 12.2
20-24 62 38.8 2 15.4 60 41.1 160 31.7 7 17.5 152 33.0
25-29 40 25.0 2 15.4 37 25.3 147 29.2 9 22.5 135 29.3
30-34 21 13.1 2 15.4 19 13.0 83 16.5 10 25.0 73 15.9
35-39 19 11.9 6 46.2 13 8.9 41 8.1 10 25.0 31 6.7
40-44 3 1.9 0 0.0 3 2.1 8 1.6 0 0.0 8 1.7
45+ 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 4 0.8 0 0.0 4 0.9
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 36 22.6 0 0.0 36 24.7 120 24.0 0 0.0 120 26.2
Reported Smoking 90 56.3 1 7.7 88 60.3 278 55.3 7 17.5 268 58.4
Unwed 82 51.3 2 15.4 80 54.8 273 54.3 6 15.0 266 58.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 53 34.4 1 8.3 52 36.9 161 32.5 7 18.4 154 33.9
12 Years 75 48.7 1 8.3 74 52.5 263 53.0 4 10.5 257 56.6
12+ Years 26 16.9 10 83.3 15 10.6 72 14.5 27 71.1 43 9.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 152 95.0 11 84.6 140 95.9 473 93.8 33 82.5 437 95.0
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.8 1 2.5 3 0.7
Other Facility 6 3.8 0 0.0 6 4.1 21 4.2 1 2.5 19 4.1
Outside Alaska 2 1.3 2 15.4 0 0.0 5 1.0 5 12.5 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 151 94.4 11 84.6 139 95.2 468 93.4 32 80.0 432 94.5
Vaginal after C-Section 4 2.5 1 7.7 3 2.1 14 2.8 1 2.5 13 2.8
Primary C-Section 4 2.5 1 7.7 3 2.1 15 3.0 5 12.5 10 2.2
Repeat C-Section 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 4 0.8 2 5.0 2 0.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 128 80.0 9 69.2 118 80.8 392 78.1 31 77.5 358 78.2
3rd Trimester 6 3.8 1 7.7 5 3.4 17 3.4 1 2.5 16 3.5
No Prenatal Care 2 1.3 0 0.0 2 1.4 10 2.0 0 0.0 10 2.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 41 25.6 3 23.1 38 26.0 124 24.8 8 20.0 115 25.2
Adequate 46 28.8 5 38.5 40 27.4 152 30.3 16 40.0 135 29.5
Intermediate 41 25.6 2 15.4 39 26.7 113 22.6 11 27.5 101 22.1
Inadequate 32 20.0 3 23.1 29 19.9 112 22.4 5 12.5 106 23.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 17 10.7 2 15.4 15 10.3 56 11.2 4 10.0 51 11.2
Low Birthweight Birth 13 8.1 3 23.1 10 6.8 30 6.0 5 12.5 25 5.4
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 Northwest Arctic1

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 170 100.0 16 100.0 152 100.0 558 100.0 47 100.0 504 100.0
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 26 15.3 0 0.0 26 17.1 74 13.3 4 8.5 70 13.9
20-24 47 27.6 3 18.8 44 28.9 135 24.2 7 14.9 127 25.2
25-29 46 27.1 5 31.3 39 25.7 180 32.3 10 21.3 167 33.1
30-34 37 21.8 6 37.5 31 20.4 118 21.1 19 40.4 97 19.2
35-39 11 6.5 2 12.5 9 5.9 37 6.6 7 14.9 29 5.8
40-44 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.7 8 1.4 0 0.0 8 1.6
45+ 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.3 5 0.9 0 0.0 5 1.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 34 20.4 0 0.0 34 22.7 133 24.0 1 2.2 132 26.3
Reported Smoking 91 53.8 5 31.3 85 56.3 307 55.1 8 17.0 297 59.0
Unwed 97 57.4 2 12.5 94 62.3 303 54.4 7 14.9 295 58.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 52 30.8 3 20.0 49 32.2 162 29.3 9 20.0 153 30.5
12 Years 92 54.4 1 6.7 89 58.6 309 56.0 7 15.6 299 59.7
12+ Years 25 14.8 11 73.3 14 9.2 81 14.7 29 64.4 49 9.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 157 92.4 13 81.3 143 94.1 528 94.6 41 87.2 482 95.6
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Home Birth 2 1.2 0 0.0 2 1.3 4 0.7 1 2.1 3 0.6
Other Facility 8 4.7 0 0.0 7 4.6 19 3.4 1 2.1 17 3.4
Outside Alaska 3 1.8 3 18.8 0 0.0 6 1.1 4 8.5 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 151 89.3 12 75.0 137 90.7 507 91.8 39 83.0 462 92.8
Vaginal after C-Section 6 3.6 0 0.0 6 4.0 18 3.3 0 0.0 17 3.4
Primary C-Section 9 5.3 2 12.5 7 4.6 23 4.2 6 12.8 17 3.4
Repeat C-Section 3 1.8 2 12.5 1 0.7 4 0.7 2 4.3 2 0.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 130 77.4 12 75.0 117 78.0 433 77.9 40 85.1 390 77.7
3rd Trimester 6 3.6 0 0.0 6 4.0 22 4.0 0 0.0 21 4.2
No Prenatal Care 6 3.6 0 0.0 6 4.0 10 1.8 0 0.0 10 2.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 38 22.8 3 18.8 35 23.5 131 23.6 8 17.0 122 24.4
Adequate 51 30.5 7 43.8 44 29.5 171 30.9 20 42.6 149 29.8
Intermediate 36 21.6 5 31.3 30 20.1 128 23.1 14 29.8 112 22.4
Inadequate 42 25.1 1 6.3 40 26.8 124 22.4 5 10.6 117 23.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 26 15.5 2 12.5 23 15.3 67 12.1 3 6.4 63 12.5
Low Birthweight Birth 12 7.1 1 6.3 11 7.3 26 4.7 3 6.4 23 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 Northwest Arctic1

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 174 100.0 11 100.0 162 100.0 613 100.0 39 100.0 566 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.6 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
15-19 20 11.5 3 27.3 17 10.5 78 12.7 5 12.8 73 12.9
20-24 51 29.3 2 18.2 48 29.6 147 24.0 5 12.8 141 24.9
25-29 61 35.1 2 18.2 59 36.4 202 33.0 6 15.4 193 34.1
30-34 25 14.4 2 18.2 23 14.2 124 20.2 18 46.2 104 18.4
35-39 11 6.3 2 18.2 9 5.6 48 7.8 5 12.8 41 7.2
40-44 4 2.3 0 0.0 4 2.5 9 1.5 0 0.0 9 1.6
45+ 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.6 4 0.7 0 0.0 4 0.7
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 50 28.7 0 0.0 50 30.9 142 23.2 2 5.1 139 24.6
Reported Smoking 97 55.7 1 9.1 95 58.6 336 54.8 4 10.3 330 58.3
Unwed 94 54.0 2 18.2 92 56.8 332 54.2 5 12.8 326 57.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 56 32.4 3 27.3 53 32.9 171 28.2 7 18.9 163 29.0
12 Years 96 55.5 2 18.2 94 58.4 361 59.5 7 18.9 353 62.7
12+ Years 21 12.1 6 54.5 14 8.7 75 12.4 23 62.2 47 8.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 164 94.3 9 81.8 154 95.1 584 95.3 34 87.2 543 95.9
Birthing Center 1 0.6 0 0.0 1 0.6 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Home Birth 2 1.1 1 9.1 1 0.6 2 0.3 1 2.6 1 0.2
Other Facility 7 4.0 1 9.1 6 3.7 21 3.4 1 2.6 20 3.5
Outside Alaska 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 0.8 3 7.7 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 166 96.5 9 81.8 156 97.5 566 93.2 34 87.2 525 93.8
Vaginal after C-Section 4 2.3 0 0.0 4 2.5 16 2.6 0 0.0 15 2.7
Primary C-Section 2 1.2 2 18.2 0 0.0 24 4.0 5 12.8 19 3.4
Repeat C-Section 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 134 77.0 10 90.9 123 75.9 453 74.3 36 92.3 413 73.4
3rd Trimester 5 2.9 0 0.0 5 3.1 31 5.1 0 0.0 30 5.3
No Prenatal Care 2 1.1 0 0.0 2 1.2 7 1.1 0 0.0 7 1.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 45 25.9 2 18.2 42 25.9 179 29.4 11 28.2 166 29.6
Adequate 55 31.6 4 36.4 51 31.5 166 27.3 14 35.9 149 26.6
Intermediate 36 20.7 4 36.4 32 19.8 129 21.2 10 25.6 117 20.9
Inadequate 38 21.8 1 9.1 37 22.8 134 22.0 4 10.3 129 23.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 13 7.5 0 0.0 13 8.0 74 12.1 1 2.6 73 12.9
Low Birthweight Birth 5 2.9 1 9.1 4 2.5 29 4.7 2 5.1 27 4.8

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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15