Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,602 100.0 2,795 100.0 620 100.0 13,935 100.0 8,519 100.0 1,956 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 299 6.5 127 4.5 64 10.3 938 6.7 405 4.8 200 10.2
20-24 1,123 24.4 604 21.6 202 32.6 3,616 25.9 2,012 23.6 655 33.5
25-29 1,379 30.0 888 31.8 173 27.9 4,222 30.3 2,687 31.5 565 28.9
30-34 1,178 25.6 782 28.0 114 18.4 3,306 23.7 2,225 26.1 340 17.4
35-39 488 10.6 307 11.0 57 9.2 1,453 10.4 937 11.0 161 8.2
40-44 123 2.7 79 2.8 9 1.5 362 2.6 228 2.7 32 1.6
45+ 11 0.2 8 0.3 1 0.2 33 0.2 23 0.3 2 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 143 3.1 84 3.0 38 6.2 461 3.3 273 3.2 130 6.7
Reported Smoking 428 9.3 166 5.9 192 31.1 1,448 10.4 627 7.4 575 29.5
Unwed 1,547 33.6 633 22.7 396 63.9 4,679 33.6 1,912 22.5 1,228 62.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 365 10.4 143 6.5 103 20.7 1,285 10.3 481 6.2 391 21.4
12 Years 1,160 32.9 564 25.8 235 47.2 4,345 34.7 2,216 28.5 885 48.5
12+ Years 1,996 56.7 1,482 67.7 160 32.1 6,891 55.0 5,079 65.3 550 30.1
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,347 94.5 2,573 92.1 611 98.5 13,216 94.8 7,897 92.7 1,934 98.9
Birthing Center 134 2.9 124 4.4 2 0.3 352 2.5 324 3.8 6 0.3
Home Birth 41 0.9 37 1.3 1 0.2 176 1.3 153 1.8 6 0.3
Other Facility 62 1.3 51 1.8 5 0.8 139 1.0 109 1.3 9 0.5
Outside Alaska 18 0.4 10 0.4 1 0.2 52 0.4 36 0.4 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,206 71.4 1,860 68.6 513 83.4 9,017 71.3 5,159 68.9 1,579 81.6
Vaginal after C-Section 71 1.6 46 1.7 16 2.6 202 1.6 96 1.3 62 3.2
Primary C-Section 726 16.2 487 18.0 59 9.6 2,213 17.5 1,469 19.6 199 10.3
Repeat C-Section 486 10.8 317 11.7 27 4.4 1,216 9.6 767 10.2 94 4.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,311 77.9 2,163 83.2 451 75.2 9,985 79.2 6,443 83.9 1,468 77.8
3rd Trimester 172 4.0 79 3.0 20 3.3 438 3.5 200 2.6 65 3.4
No Prenatal Care 23 0.6 11 0.4 4 0.7 86 0.7 31 0.4 21 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,008 24.5 585 23.3 208 34.8 2,901 23.9 1,796 24.5 488 25.9
Adequate 1,655 40.2 1,111 44.2 193 32.3 4,724 39.0 3,088 42.1 668 35.5
Intermediate 802 19.5 520 20.7 82 13.7 2,605 21.5 1,603 21.9 392 20.8
Inadequate 655 15.9 299 11.9 114 19.1 1,896 15.6 846 11.5 333 17.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 421 9.2 221 7.9 62 10.0 1,389 10.0 764 9.0 196 10.0
Low Birthweight Birth 269 5.9 131 4.7 46 7.4 867 6.2 452 5.3 130 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 Anchorage1

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 4,773 100.0 2,910 100.0 676 100.0 14,059 100.0 8,653 100.0 2,055 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 5 0.0 1 0.0 2 0.1
15-19 301 6.3 125 4.3 69 10.2 1,034 7.4 449 5.2 226 11.0
20-24 1,277 26.8 721 24.8 216 32.0 3,793 27.0 2,115 24.4 707 34.4
25-29 1,456 30.5 913 31.4 209 30.9 4,233 30.1 2,720 31.4 578 28.1
30-34 1,085 22.7 737 25.3 109 16.1 3,145 22.4 2,157 24.9 343 16.7
35-39 525 11.0 334 11.5 58 8.6 1,462 10.4 959 11.1 162 7.9
40-44 120 2.5 77 2.6 13 1.9 351 2.5 228 2.6 36 1.8
45+ 7 0.1 3 0.1 1 0.1 31 0.2 22 0.3 1 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 166 3.5 104 3.6 42 6.2 501 3.6 291 3.4 149 7.3
Reported Smoking 518 10.9 233 8.0 189 28.0 1,530 11.0 703 8.2 574 28.0
Unwed 1,546 32.4 617 21.2 427 63.2 4,806 34.2 2,027 23.4 1,281 62.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 451 9.8 156 5.5 149 22.2 1,421 10.5 536 6.3 456 22.3
12 Years 1,589 34.7 808 28.5 320 47.8 4,730 34.9 2,463 29.1 996 48.7
12+ Years 2,544 55.5 1,867 65.9 201 30.0 7,390 54.6 5,455 64.5 592 29.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,540 95.1 2,712 93.2 670 99.1 13,368 95.1 8,059 93.1 2,035 99.0
Birthing Center 113 2.4 103 3.5 4 0.6 318 2.3 295 3.4 7 0.3
Home Birth 72 1.5 62 2.1 0 0.0 198 1.4 169 2.0 7 0.3
Other Facility 28 0.6 19 0.7 2 0.3 113 0.8 85 1.0 5 0.2
Outside Alaska 20 0.4 14 0.5 0 0.0 62 0.4 45 0.5 1 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 2,877 71.2 1,599 68.7 544 81.6 8,997 71.1 5,170 68.7 1,648 81.0
Vaginal after C-Section 67 1.7 27 1.2 23 3.4 189 1.5 78 1.0 65 3.2
Primary C-Section 712 17.6 472 20.3 71 10.6 2,483 19.6 1,672 22.2 216 10.6
Repeat C-Section 387 9.6 228 9.8 29 4.3 989 7.8 608 8.1 106 5.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,461 78.3 2,238 83.0 517 79.4 10,036 81.4 6,434 85.9 1,585 80.1
3rd Trimester 155 3.5 80 3.0 19 2.9 354 2.9 154 2.1 58 2.9
No Prenatal Care 29 0.7 10 0.4 11 1.7 102 0.9 36 0.5 24 1.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 955 22.2 619 23.7 133 20.2 2,726 24.3 1,760 26.3 392 20.0
Adequate 1,584 36.8 1,019 39.0 239 36.4 4,492 40.0 2,860 42.8 771 39.4
Intermediate 1,025 23.8 643 24.6 156 23.7 2,376 21.2 1,380 20.6 466 23.8
Inadequate 743 17.3 333 12.7 129 19.6 1,626 14.5 688 10.3 327 16.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 510 10.7 285 9.8 72 10.7 1,496 10.7 825 9.6 222 10.8
Low Birthweight Birth 318 6.7 158 5.4 46 6.8 899 6.4 482 5.6 131 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,560 100.0 2,814 100.0 660 100.0 13,930 100.0 8,685 100.0 2,099 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 6 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.1
15-19 338 7.4 153 5.4 67 10.2 1,131 8.1 512 5.9 264 12.6
20-24 1,216 26.7 687 24.4 237 35.9 3,773 27.1 2,122 24.4 729 34.7
25-29 1,387 30.4 886 31.5 183 27.7 4,152 29.8 2,735 31.5 558 26.6
30-34 1,043 22.9 706 25.1 117 17.7 3,017 21.7 2,062 23.7 358 17.1
35-39 440 9.6 296 10.5 46 7.0 1,445 10.4 975 11.2 159 7.6
40-44 119 2.6 72 2.6 10 1.5 363 2.6 245 2.8 28 1.3
45+ 15 0.3 12 0.4 0 0.0 35 0.3 28 0.3 1 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 152 3.4 85 3.0 50 7.6 481 3.5 250 2.9 184 8.8
Reported Smoking 502 11.1 228 8.1 194 29.4 1,546 11.2 706 8.2 608 29.0
Unwed 1,586 34.8 662 23.5 405 61.4 4,885 35.1 2,146 24.7 1,329 63.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 469 10.6 182 6.6 139 21.1 1,563 11.6 639 7.5 500 23.9
12 Years 1,596 36.1 844 30.6 330 50.2 5,160 38.2 2,886 33.8 1,013 48.5
12+ Years 2,351 53.2 1,730 62.8 189 28.7 6,775 50.2 5,005 58.7 576 27.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,329 94.9 2,612 92.8 653 98.9 13,285 95.4 8,127 93.6 2,077 99.0
Birthing Center 105 2.3 97 3.4 0 0.0 291 2.1 273 3.1 4 0.2
Home Birth 63 1.4 54 1.9 5 0.8 178 1.3 154 1.8 9 0.4
Other Facility 49 1.1 39 1.4 2 0.3 108 0.8 81 0.9 5 0.2
Outside Alaska 14 0.3 12 0.4 0 0.0 68 0.5 50 0.6 4 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 2,934 71.3 1,700 69.2 522 80.1 9,364 71.4 5,575 69.3 1,694 81.3
Vaginal after C-Section 64 1.6 23 0.9 23 3.5 180 1.4 81 1.0 59 2.8
Primary C-Section 775 18.8 510 20.8 69 10.6 2,700 20.6 1,825 22.7 223 10.7
Repeat C-Section 343 8.3 222 9.0 38 5.8 878 6.7 560 7.0 108 5.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,213 81.5 2,042 85.7 500 78.7 10,130 82.7 6,640 87.5 1,565 77.4
3rd Trimester 111 2.8 41 1.7 26 4.1 393 3.2 164 2.2 73 3.6
No Prenatal Care 34 0.9 10 0.5 6 1.0 104 1.0 36 0.5 20 1.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 938 25.4 592 26.9 147 23.4 2,754 25.5 1,827 27.8 375 19.0
Adequate 1,485 40.1 958 43.5 236 37.6 4,378 40.5 2,834 43.1 766 38.8
Intermediate 778 21.0 440 20.0 154 24.6 2,204 20.4 1,288 19.6 478 24.2
Inadequate 498 13.5 214 9.7 90 14.4 1,482 13.7 622 9.5 355 18.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 458 10.1 258 9.2 62 9.4 1,478 10.7 821 9.5 235 11.2
Low Birthweight Birth 280 6.1 163 5.8 38 5.8 901 6.5 509 5.9 135 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,726 100.0 2,929 100.0 719 100.0 13,838 100.0 8,665 100.0 2,135 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 3 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1 8 0.1 2 0.0 4 0.2
15-19 395 8.4 171 5.8 90 12.5 1,219 8.8 544 6.3 308 14.4
20-24 1,300 27.5 707 24.1 254 35.3 3,834 27.7 2,187 25.2 730 34.2
25-29 1,390 29.4 921 31.4 186 25.9 4,055 29.3 2,702 31.2 562 26.3
30-34 1,017 21.5 714 24.4 117 16.3 2,855 20.6 1,951 22.5 348 16.3
35-39 497 10.5 329 11.2 58 8.1 1,488 10.8 1,010 11.7 157 7.4
40-44 112 2.4 79 2.7 13 1.8 343 2.5 243 2.8 25 1.2
45+ 9 0.2 7 0.2 0 0.0 29 0.2 23 0.3 1 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 183 3.9 102 3.5 57 8.0 438 3.2 236 2.8 162 7.6
Reported Smoking 510 10.9 242 8.3 191 26.6 1,543 11.3 724 8.4 598 28.1
Unwed 1,674 35.5 748 25.6 449 62.4 4,872 35.3 2,170 25.1 1,398 65.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 501 11.0 198 6.9 168 23.5 1,658 12.3 705 8.2 549 25.8
12 Years 1,545 34.0 811 28.3 346 48.3 5,220 38.7 2,957 34.6 1,007 47.4
12+ Years 2,495 54.9 1,858 64.8 202 28.2 6,599 49.0 4,884 57.1 570 26.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,499 95.2 2,735 93.4 712 99.0 13,265 95.9 8,172 94.3 2,112 98.9
Birthing Center 100 2.1 95 3.2 3 0.4 259 1.9 243 2.8 7 0.3
Home Birth 63 1.3 53 1.8 2 0.3 173 1.3 151 1.7 7 0.3
Other Facility 36 0.8 27 0.9 1 0.1 63 0.5 45 0.5 3 0.1
Outside Alaska 28 0.6 19 0.6 1 0.1 78 0.6 54 0.6 6 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,186 70.8 1,871 68.1 582 81.3 9,578 71.7 5,746 69.3 1,760 82.8
Vaginal after C-Section 58 1.3 28 1.0 19 2.7 176 1.3 92 1.1 52 2.4
Primary C-Section 996 22.1 690 25.1 76 10.6 2,793 20.9 1,926 23.2 217 10.2
Repeat C-Section 259 5.8 158 5.8 39 5.4 810 6.1 529 6.4 97 4.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,362 84.6 2,154 89.3 568 82.0 10,537 83.5 7,005 88.3 1,600 77.5
3rd Trimester 88 2.2 33 1.4 13 1.9 457 3.6 212 2.7 71 3.4
No Prenatal Care 39 1.2 16 0.9 7 1.0 92 0.8 33 0.5 23 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 833 25.9 549 29.4 112 16.7 2,866 25.7 1,964 28.5 324 16.0
Adequate 1,423 44.3 883 47.2 296 44.0 4,479 40.2 2,923 42.4 784 38.8
Intermediate 573 17.8 297 15.9 156 23.2 2,298 20.6 1,371 19.9 515 25.5
Inadequate 385 12.0 141 7.5 108 16.1 1,500 13.5 641 9.3 400 19.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 528 11.2 282 9.7 88 12.2 1,481 10.7 830 9.6 244 11.4
Low Birthweight Birth 301 6.4 161 5.5 47 6.5 866 6.3 497 5.7 128 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,644 100.0 2,942 100.0 720 100.0 13,730 100.0 8,647 100.0 2,113 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.1 9 0.1 4 0.0 3 0.1
15-19 398 8.6 188 6.4 107 14.9 1,268 9.2 589 6.8 321 15.2
20-24 1,257 27.1 728 24.7 238 33.1 3,860 28.1 2,287 26.4 715 33.8
25-29 1,375 29.6 928 31.5 189 26.3 3,963 28.9 2,609 30.2 575 27.2
30-34 957 20.6 642 21.8 124 17.2 2,735 19.9 1,840 21.3 330 15.6
35-39 508 10.9 350 11.9 55 7.6 1,511 11.0 1,042 12.1 151 7.1
40-44 132 2.8 94 3.2 5 0.7 347 2.5 248 2.9 17 0.8
45+ 11 0.2 9 0.3 1 0.1 32 0.2 25 0.3 1 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 146 3.2 63 2.2 77 10.8 370 2.7 210 2.5 129 6.1
Reported Smoking 534 11.6 236 8.1 223 31.1 1,588 11.7 768 8.9 600 28.5
Unwed 1,625 35.1 736 25.1 475 66.0 4,770 34.8 2,120 24.5 1,412 66.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 593 13.1 259 8.9 193 27.0 1,773 13.1 779 9.1 575 27.3
12 Years 2,019 44.5 1,231 42.3 337 47.1 5,395 40.0 3,126 36.5 980 46.5
12+ Years 1,929 42.5 1,417 48.7 185 25.9 6,332 46.9 4,660 54.4 551 26.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,457 96.0 2,780 94.5 712 98.9 13,210 96.2 8,194 94.8 2,095 99.1
Birthing Center 86 1.9 81 2.8 1 0.1 238 1.7 218 2.5 4 0.2
Home Birth 52 1.1 47 1.6 2 0.3 188 1.4 168 1.9 7 0.3
Other Facility 23 0.5 15 0.5 2 0.3 30 0.2 21 0.2 2 0.1
Outside Alaska 26 0.6 19 0.6 3 0.4 64 0.5 46 0.5 5 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,244 72.0 2,004 70.6 590 82.4 9,695 72.4 5,880 70.1 1,766 83.9
Vaginal after C-Section 58 1.3 30 1.1 17 2.4 160 1.2 86 1.0 48 2.3
Primary C-Section 929 20.6 625 22.0 78 10.9 2,716 20.3 1,868 22.3 206 9.8
Repeat C-Section 276 6.1 180 6.3 31 4.3 820 6.1 557 6.6 86 4.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,555 82.1 2,444 87.5 497 71.6 10,903 83.1 7,293 87.2 1,572 76.5
3rd Trimester 194 4.5 90 3.2 34 4.9 558 4.3 279 3.3 80 3.9
No Prenatal Care 31 0.8 10 0.4 7 1.0 74 0.6 21 0.3 27 1.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 983 25.2 686 27.5 116 17.2 3,060 25.4 2,122 27.9 313 15.4
Adequate 1,470 37.6 993 39.8 234 34.7 4,654 38.7 3,087 40.5 741 36.5
Intermediate 853 21.8 551 22.1 168 24.9 2,641 22.0 1,645 21.6 537 26.4
Inadequate 599 15.3 267 10.7 157 23.3 1,669 13.9 765 10.0 440 21.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 492 10.7 281 9.6 85 11.8 1,483 10.8 879 10.2 225 10.7
Low Birthweight Birth 320 6.9 185 6.3 50 6.9 846 6.2 503 5.8 115 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 Anchorage1

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 4,468 100.0 2,794 100.0 696 100.0 13,314 100.0 8,408 100.0 2,040 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 3 0.1 1 0.0 2 0.3 10 0.1 5 0.1 3 0.1
15-19 426 9.5 185 6.6 111 15.9 1,265 9.5 592 7.0 309 15.1
20-24 1,277 28.6 752 26.9 238 34.2 3,801 28.5 2,271 27.0 711 34.9
25-29 1,290 28.9 853 30.5 187 26.9 3,722 28.0 2,421 28.8 552 27.1
30-34 881 19.7 595 21.3 107 15.4 2,688 20.2 1,850 22.0 291 14.3
35-39 483 10.8 331 11.8 44 6.3 1,456 10.9 1,013 12.0 142 7.0
40-44 99 2.2 70 2.5 7 1.0 339 2.5 231 2.7 31 1.5
45+ 9 0.2 7 0.3 0 0.0 30 0.2 23 0.3 1 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 109 2.5 71 2.6 28 4.1 323 2.4 217 2.6 73 3.6
Reported Smoking 499 11.2 246 8.8 184 26.5 1,581 11.9 786 9.4 561 27.6
Unwed 1,573 35.2 686 24.6 474 68.2 4,614 34.7 2,039 24.3 1,350 66.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 564 12.8 248 8.9 188 27.1 1,784 13.6 788 9.5 579 28.5
12 Years 1,656 37.7 915 33.0 324 46.6 4,877 37.2 2,753 33.0 925 45.5
12+ Years 2,175 49.5 1,609 58.0 183 26.3 6,461 49.2 4,789 57.5 528 26.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,309 96.4 2,657 95.1 688 98.9 12,809 96.2 7,969 94.8 2,023 99.2
Birthing Center 73 1.6 67 2.4 3 0.4 241 1.8 217 2.6 6 0.3
Home Birth 58 1.3 51 1.8 3 0.4 196 1.5 171 2.0 8 0.4
Other Facility 4 0.1 3 0.1 0 0.0 17 0.1 14 0.2 1 0.0
Outside Alaska 24 0.5 16 0.6 2 0.3 51 0.4 37 0.4 2 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,148 72.4 1,871 69.1 588 84.7 9,529 73.1 5,786 70.6 1,734 85.2
Vaginal after C-Section 60 1.4 34 1.3 16 2.3 171 1.3 92 1.1 51 2.5
Primary C-Section 868 19.9 611 22.6 63 9.1 2,514 19.3 1,745 21.3 177 8.7
Repeat C-Section 275 6.3 191 7.1 27 3.9 830 6.4 576 7.0 73 3.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,620 83.9 2,407 88.1 535 79.0 10,775 83.6 7,168 87.2 1,582 79.3
3rd Trimester 175 4.1 89 3.3 24 3.5 563 4.4 294 3.6 70 3.5
No Prenatal Care 22 0.5 7 0.3 9 1.3 60 0.5 13 0.2 29 1.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,050 26.1 729 28.8 96 14.2 3,065 25.8 2,130 28.2 303 15.3
Adequate 1,586 39.4 1,047 41.4 254 37.6 4,745 39.9 3,150 41.7 743 37.4
Intermediate 872 21.7 523 20.7 191 28.3 2,512 21.1 1,537 20.3 536 27.0
Inadequate 516 12.8 233 9.2 135 20.0 1,574 13.2 739 9.8 403 20.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 461 10.3 267 9.6 71 10.2 1,474 11.1 876 10.4 207 10.2
Low Birthweight Birth 245 5.5 151 5.4 31 4.5 817 6.2 476 5.7 111 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 Anchorage1

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 4,618 100.0 2,911 100.0 697 100.0 13,229 100.0 8,539 100.0 1,967 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 4 0.1 2 0.1 0 0.0 11 0.1 5 0.1 3 0.2
15-19 444 9.6 216 7.4 103 14.8 1,227 9.3 600 7.0 296 15.0
20-24 1,326 28.7 807 27.7 239 34.3 3,739 28.3 2,275 26.6 676 34.4
25-29 1,298 28.1 828 28.4 199 28.6 3,616 27.3 2,373 27.8 534 27.1
30-34 897 19.4 603 20.7 99 14.2 2,766 20.9 1,970 23.1 284 14.4
35-39 520 11.3 361 12.4 52 7.5 1,471 11.1 1,048 12.3 132 6.7
40-44 116 2.5 84 2.9 5 0.7 364 2.8 243 2.8 41 2.1
45+ 12 0.3 9 0.3 0 0.0 29 0.2 21 0.2 1 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 115 2.5 76 2.6 24 3.5 286 2.2 195 2.3 62 3.2
Reported Smoking 555 12.1 286 9.9 193 27.8 1,593 12.1 817 9.6 542 27.7
Unwed 1,572 34.1 698 24.0 463 66.4 4,465 33.8 2,051 24.0 1,266 64.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 616 13.5 272 9.4 194 27.9 1,736 13.7 767 9.4 566 29.0
12 Years 1,720 37.7 980 34.0 319 45.8 4,758 37.5 2,742 33.6 874 44.8
12+ Years 2,228 48.8 1,634 56.6 183 26.3 6,180 48.8 4,659 57.0 512 26.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,444 96.2 2,757 94.7 695 99.7 12,714 96.1 8,085 94.7 1,950 99.1
Birthing Center 79 1.7 70 2.4 0 0.0 247 1.9 224 2.6 5 0.3
Home Birth 78 1.7 70 2.4 2 0.3 209 1.6 184 2.2 9 0.5
Other Facility 3 0.1 3 0.1 0 0.0 13 0.1 11 0.1 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 14 0.3 11 0.4 0 0.0 46 0.3 35 0.4 2 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,303 72.9 2,005 70.5 588 84.5 9,701 74.3 6,089 72.5 1,668 84.9
Vaginal after C-Section 42 0.9 22 0.8 15 2.2 162 1.2 82 1.0 50 2.5
Primary C-Section 919 20.3 632 22.2 65 9.3 2,386 18.3 1,673 19.9 177 9.0
Repeat C-Section 269 5.9 186 6.5 28 4.0 809 6.2 558 6.6 69 3.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,728 83.4 2,442 86.0 540 79.1 10,618 84.1 7,167 87.2 1,546 80.4
3rd Trimester 189 4.2 100 3.5 22 3.2 528 4.2 290 3.5 58 3.0
No Prenatal Care 21 0.5 4 0.2 11 1.6 57 0.5 13 0.2 25 1.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,027 25.1 707 27.3 101 14.9 2,986 26.2 2,139 29.2 261 13.7
Adequate 1,598 39.0 1,047 40.4 253 37.2 4,595 40.3 3,103 42.3 705 37.1
Intermediate 916 22.4 571 22.0 178 26.2 2,323 20.4 1,377 18.8 552 29.0
Inadequate 554 13.5 265 10.2 148 21.8 1,494 13.1 709 9.7 384 20.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 530 11.5 331 11.4 69 9.9 1,469 11.1 910 10.7 187 9.5
Low Birthweight Birth 281 6.1 167 5.7 34 4.9 844 6.4 493 5.8 112 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,228 100.0 2,703 100.0 647 100.0 12,895 100.0 8,427 100.0 1,941 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 3 0.1 2 0.1 1 0.2 11 0.1 3 0.0 4 0.2
15-19 395 9.3 191 7.1 95 14.7 1,180 9.2 584 6.9 303 15.6
20-24 1,198 28.3 712 26.3 234 36.2 3,670 28.5 2,234 26.5 680 35.0
25-29 1,134 26.8 740 27.4 166 25.7 3,416 26.5 2,274 27.0 501 25.8
30-34 910 21.5 652 24.1 85 13.1 2,793 21.7 2,039 24.2 274 14.1
35-39 453 10.7 321 11.9 46 7.1 1,414 11.0 1,015 12.0 128 6.6
40-44 124 2.9 77 2.8 19 2.9 372 2.9 251 3.0 47 2.4
45+ 9 0.2 7 0.3 1 0.2 31 0.2 24 0.3 3 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 99 2.4 70 2.6 21 3.3 249 2.0 165 2.0 66 3.4
Reported Smoking 527 12.5 254 9.4 184 28.5 1,654 13.0 845 10.1 569 29.5
Unwed 1,469 34.8 655 24.3 413 63.8 4,314 33.5 2,039 24.2 1,215 62.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 604 14.5 268 10.0 197 30.7 1,665 13.6 737 9.2 571 29.8
12 Years 1,501 36.1 858 32.1 282 44.0 4,552 37.1 2,667 33.3 843 44.0
12+ Years 2,058 49.4 1,546 57.9 162 25.3 6,041 49.3 4,606 57.5 503 26.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,056 95.9 2,555 94.5 640 98.9 12,413 96.3 8,002 95.0 1,920 98.9
Birthing Center 89 2.1 80 3.0 3 0.5 232 1.8 214 2.5 7 0.4
Home Birth 60 1.4 50 1.8 3 0.5 189 1.5 164 1.9 9 0.5
Other Facility 10 0.2 8 0.3 1 0.2 10 0.1 8 0.1 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 13 0.3 10 0.4 0 0.0 51 0.4 39 0.5 4 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,078 74.0 1,910 72.2 558 86.5 9,603 75.1 6,120 73.4 1,660 85.7
Vaginal after C-Section 69 1.7 36 1.4 20 3.1 169 1.3 90 1.1 45 2.3
Primary C-Section 727 17.5 502 19.0 49 7.6 2,122 16.6 1,516 18.2 152 7.8
Repeat C-Section 286 6.9 199 7.5 18 2.8 894 7.0 615 7.4 80 4.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,427 83.4 2,319 87.4 507 79.8 10,305 84.7 7,067 88.1 1,535 80.8
3rd Trimester 199 4.8 105 4.0 24 3.8 487 4.0 281 3.5 60 3.2
No Prenatal Care 17 0.4 2 0.1 9 1.4 57 0.5 21 0.3 17 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 988 26.2 694 28.5 106 16.9 2,969 27.6 2,184 31.3 250 13.4
Adequate 1,561 41.3 1,056 43.4 236 37.5 4,554 42.3 3,072 44.0 759 40.7
Intermediate 724 19.2 443 18.2 167 26.6 1,891 17.6 1,081 15.5 517 27.7
Inadequate 504 13.3 241 9.9 120 19.1 1,349 12.5 647 9.3 340 18.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 483 11.4 278 10.3 67 10.4 1,427 11.1 896 10.7 184 9.5
Low Birthweight Birth 291 6.9 158 5.9 46 7.1 836 6.5 498 5.9 123 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,383 100.0 2,925 100.0 623 100.0 12,808 100.0 8,483 100.0 1,851 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 4 0.1 1 0.0 2 0.3 13 0.1 2 0.0 5 0.3
15-19 388 8.9 193 6.6 98 15.7 1,204 9.4 609 7.2 307 16.6
20-24 1,215 27.7 756 25.8 203 32.6 3,608 28.2 2,247 26.5 625 33.8
25-29 1,184 27.0 805 27.5 169 27.1 3,316 25.9 2,216 26.1 480 25.9
30-34 959 21.9 715 24.4 100 16.1 2,841 22.2 2,102 24.8 263 14.2
35-39 498 11.4 366 12.5 34 5.5 1,407 11.0 1,010 11.9 124 6.7
40-44 124 2.8 82 2.8 17 2.7 375 2.9 270 3.2 39 2.1
45+ 8 0.2 5 0.2 0 0.0 30 0.2 20 0.2 6 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 72 1.7 49 1.7 17 2.8 251 2.0 149 1.8 81 4.4
Reported Smoking 511 11.8 277 9.6 165 26.7 1,703 13.5 887 10.6 590 32.0
Unwed 1,424 32.5 698 23.9 390 62.6 4,210 32.9 2,061 24.3 1,162 62.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 516 13.1 227 8.7 175 28.5 1,614 13.4 733 9.2 551 30.2
12 Years 1,537 38.9 904 34.6 273 44.4 4,695 39.0 2,829 35.5 823 45.1
12+ Years 1,894 48.0 1,479 56.7 167 27.2 5,720 47.6 4,416 55.4 452 24.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,214 96.1 2,773 94.8 615 98.7 12,361 96.5 8,084 95.3 1,831 98.9
Birthing Center 79 1.8 74 2.5 2 0.3 209 1.6 194 2.3 8 0.4
Home Birth 71 1.6 64 2.2 4 0.6 183 1.4 165 1.9 7 0.4
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 19 0.4 14 0.5 2 0.3 55 0.4 40 0.5 5 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,320 76.1 2,174 74.7 522 83.8 9,696 76.1 6,288 74.6 1,592 86.1
Vaginal after C-Section 51 1.2 24 0.8 15 2.4 161 1.3 88 1.0 38 2.1
Primary C-Section 740 17.0 539 18.5 63 10.1 1,992 15.6 1,436 17.0 140 7.6
Repeat C-Section 254 5.8 173 5.9 23 3.7 887 7.0 615 7.3 79 4.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,463 85.5 2,406 88.3 499 82.3 10,206 85.2 7,060 88.1 1,458 80.4
3rd Trimester 140 3.5 85 3.1 12 2.0 421 3.5 261 3.3 55 3.0
No Prenatal Care 19 0.5 7 0.3 5 0.8 59 0.6 27 0.4 14 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 971 27.5 738 32.0 54 9.1 2,942 27.9 2,158 31.1 261 14.7
Adequate 1,436 40.7 1,000 43.4 216 36.4 4,563 43.2 3,113 44.9 744 41.8
Intermediate 683 19.4 363 15.8 207 34.9 1,804 17.1 1,049 15.1 454 25.5
Inadequate 436 12.4 203 8.8 116 19.6 1,246 11.8 619 8.9 319 17.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 456 10.5 301 10.3 51 8.2 1,328 10.4 855 10.1 169 9.1
Low Birthweight Birth 272 6.2 168 5.8 32 5.1 806 6.3 481 5.7 113 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,284 100.0 2,799 100.0 671 100.0 12,595 100.0 8,389 100.0 1,809 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 4 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1 14 0.1 3 0.0 6 0.3
15-19 397 9.3 200 7.1 110 16.4 1,219 9.7 631 7.5 300 16.6
20-24 1,257 29.3 766 27.4 243 36.2 3,506 27.8 2,180 26.0 629 34.8
25-29 1,098 25.6 729 26.0 166 24.7 3,236 25.7 2,185 26.0 444 24.5
30-34 924 21.6 672 24.0 89 13.3 2,815 22.4 2,085 24.9 256 14.2
35-39 463 10.8 328 11.7 48 7.2 1,394 11.1 999 11.9 135 7.5
40-44 124 2.9 92 3.3 11 1.6 366 2.9 277 3.3 30 1.7
45+ 14 0.3 12 0.4 2 0.3 32 0.3 22 0.3 7 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 78 1.9 46 1.7 28 4.2 275 2.2 149 1.8 102 5.7
Reported Smoking 616 14.6 314 11.4 220 32.9 1,780 14.3 931 11.2 619 34.4
Unwed 1,421 33.2 686 24.6 412 61.4 4,059 32.3 1,996 23.8 1,131 62.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 545 13.1 242 8.9 199 30.1 1,611 13.2 740 9.1 548 30.8
12 Years 1,514 36.5 905 33.2 288 43.6 4,853 39.9 2,995 36.6 847 47.5
12+ Years 2,089 50.4 1,581 58.0 174 26.3 5,713 46.9 4,439 54.3 387 21.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,143 96.7 2,674 95.5 665 99.1 12,172 96.6 8,017 95.6 1,795 99.2
Birthing Center 64 1.5 60 2.1 2 0.3 209 1.7 193 2.3 8 0.4
Home Birth 58 1.4 50 1.8 2 0.3 155 1.2 135 1.6 3 0.2
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 19 0.4 15 0.5 2 0.3 59 0.5 44 0.5 3 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,205 75.2 2,036 73.1 580 86.7 9,517 76.3 6,205 74.8 1,552 85.9
Vaginal after C-Section 49 1.1 30 1.1 10 1.5 184 1.5 105 1.3 46 2.5
Primary C-Section 655 15.4 475 17.1 40 6.0 1,838 14.7 1,327 16.0 129 7.1
Repeat C-Section 354 8.3 243 8.7 39 5.8 936 7.5 660 8.0 79 4.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,415 85.2 2,342 88.6 529 80.3 10,247 85.5 7,116 88.2 1,424 80.5
3rd Trimester 148 3.7 91 3.4 24 3.6 388 3.2 235 2.9 64 3.6
No Prenatal Care 21 0.6 12 0.5 3 0.5 56 0.5 22 0.3 19 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,010 29.2 752 33.5 90 14.0 2,995 27.8 2,145 29.9 360 20.7
Adequate 1,557 45.0 1,016 45.2 307 47.7 4,926 45.7 3,375 47.0 766 43.9
Intermediate 484 14.0 275 12.2 143 22.2 1,714 15.9 1,068 14.9 331 19.0
Inadequate 409 11.8 203 9.0 104 16.1 1,149 10.7 588 8.2 286 16.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 488 11.5 317 11.5 66 9.8 1,271 10.1 790 9.5 179 9.9
Low Birthweight Birth 273 6.4 172 6.2 45 6.7 794 6.3 470 5.6 114 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 Anchorage1

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 4,141 100.0 2,759 100.0 557 100.0 12,423 100.0 8,365 100.0 1,710 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.1 1 0.0 2 0.4 16 0.1 4 0.0 5 0.3
15-19 419 10.1 216 7.8 99 17.8 1,289 10.4 675 8.1 303 17.7
20-24 1,136 27.4 725 26.3 179 32.1 3,309 26.6 2,095 25.0 564 33.0
25-29 1,034 25.0 682 24.7 145 26.0 3,267 26.3 2,236 26.7 429 25.1
30-34 958 23.1 715 25.9 74 13.3 2,776 22.3 2,057 24.6 247 14.4
35-39 446 10.8 316 11.5 42 7.5 1,372 11.0 1,011 12.1 123 7.2
40-44 127 3.1 96 3.5 11 2.0 357 2.9 263 3.1 33 1.9
45+ 8 0.2 3 0.1 4 0.7 23 0.2 14 0.2 5 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 101 2.5 54 2.0 36 6.5 286 2.3 152 1.8 106 6.3
Reported Smoking 576 14.1 296 10.8 205 36.9 1,762 14.4 961 11.6 581 34.2
Unwed 1,365 33.1 677 24.6 360 64.7 3,945 31.8 1,966 23.5 1,059 62.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 553 14.1 264 10.0 177 32.2 1,582 13.1 726 8.9 518 30.9
12 Years 1,644 41.8 1,020 38.6 262 47.6 4,814 39.9 3,041 37.1 801 47.8
12+ Years 1,737 44.2 1,356 51.4 111 20.2 5,658 46.9 4,429 54.0 358 21.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,004 96.7 2,637 95.6 551 98.9 11,990 96.5 7,980 95.4 1,699 99.4
Birthing Center 66 1.6 60 2.2 4 0.7 225 1.8 208 2.5 8 0.5
Home Birth 54 1.3 51 1.8 1 0.2 142 1.1 127 1.5 1 0.1
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.0 3 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 17 0.4 11 0.4 1 0.2 63 0.5 47 0.6 2 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,171 77.2 2,078 76.0 490 88.0 9,512 77.7 6,300 76.7 1,467 86.0
Vaginal after C-Section 61 1.5 34 1.2 13 2.3 210 1.7 126 1.5 52 3.0
Primary C-Section 597 14.5 422 15.4 37 6.6 1,721 14.1 1,224 14.9 132 7.7
Repeat C-Section 279 6.8 199 7.3 17 3.1 794 6.5 569 6.9 55 3.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,328 84.9 2,312 87.4 430 78.5 10,264 85.9 7,202 88.5 1,343 80.3
3rd Trimester 133 3.4 85 3.2 19 3.5 327 2.7 184 2.3 57 3.4
No Prenatal Care 19 0.5 8 0.3 6 1.1 49 0.4 14 0.2 20 1.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 961 26.9 668 28.0 117 21.6 3,118 28.1 2,194 29.2 395 23.9
Adequate 1,570 44.0 1,097 45.9 221 40.9 5,167 46.5 3,645 48.6 712 43.0
Intermediate 637 17.8 411 17.2 104 19.2 1,740 15.7 1,114 14.8 280 16.9
Inadequate 401 11.2 213 8.9 99 18.3 1,090 9.8 554 7.4 269 16.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 384 9.3 237 8.6 52 9.3 1,212 9.8 734 8.8 174 10.2
Low Birthweight Birth 261 6.3 141 5.1 36 6.5 766 6.2 417 5.0 113 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 Anchorage1

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 4,170 100.0 2,831 100.0 581 100.0 12,552 100.0 8,562 100.0 1,688 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.1 2 0.1 3 0.5 18 0.1 7 0.1 3 0.2
15-19 403 9.7 215 7.6 91 15.7 1,297 10.3 687 8.0 293 17.4
20-24 1,113 26.7 689 24.3 207 35.6 3,260 26.0 2,049 23.9 562 33.3
25-29 1,104 26.5 774 27.3 133 22.9 3,437 27.4 2,431 28.4 411 24.3
30-34 933 22.4 698 24.7 93 16.0 2,729 21.7 2,045 23.9 240 14.2
35-39 485 11.6 355 12.5 45 7.7 1,421 11.3 1,062 12.4 131 7.8
40-44 115 2.8 89 3.1 8 1.4 351 2.8 254 3.0 41 2.4
45+ 10 0.2 7 0.2 1 0.2 33 0.3 22 0.3 7 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 96 2.3 49 1.8 38 6.6 332 2.7 188 2.2 119 7.1
Reported Smoking 588 14.3 321 11.5 194 33.6 1,807 14.5 1,031 12.1 559 33.5
Unwed 1,273 30.6 633 22.4 359 62.1 3,919 31.3 1,995 23.3 1,015 60.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 513 12.5 234 8.3 172 30.1 1,558 12.7 724 8.5 510 31.2
12 Years 1,695 41.4 1,070 38.1 297 52.0 4,721 38.4 3,041 35.8 751 46.0
12+ Years 1,887 46.1 1,502 53.5 102 17.9 6,028 49.0 4,720 55.6 373 22.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,025 96.5 2,706 95.6 579 99.7 12,061 96.1 8,124 94.9 1,678 99.4
Birthing Center 79 1.9 73 2.6 2 0.3 255 2.0 240 2.8 7 0.4
Home Birth 43 1.0 34 1.2 0 0.0 158 1.3 138 1.6 1 0.1
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 0.0 5 0.1 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 23 0.6 18 0.6 0 0.0 72 0.6 55 0.6 2 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,141 76.5 2,091 75.2 482 83.1 9,818 79.4 6,600 78.4 1,447 86.0
Vaginal after C-Section 74 1.8 41 1.5 23 4.0 240 1.9 154 1.8 51 3.0
Primary C-Section 586 14.3 430 15.5 52 9.0 1,581 12.8 1,133 13.5 133 7.9
Repeat C-Section 303 7.4 218 7.8 23 4.0 720 5.8 528 6.3 52 3.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,504 86.5 2,462 88.7 465 82.6 10,503 85.8 7,419 88.1 1,335 80.7
3rd Trimester 107 2.6 59 2.1 21 3.7 297 2.4 160 1.9 56 3.4
No Prenatal Care 16 0.4 2 0.1 10 1.8 45 0.4 15 0.2 15 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,024 27.3 725 28.5 153 27.4 3,550 30.2 2,528 31.5 395 24.1
Adequate 1,799 47.9 1,262 49.7 238 42.7 5,583 47.6 4,007 49.9 702 42.8
Intermediate 593 15.8 382 15.0 84 15.1 1,548 13.2 958 11.9 290 17.7
Inadequate 339 9.0 172 6.8 83 14.9 1,056 9.0 536 6.7 254 15.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 399 9.6 236 8.3 61 10.5 1,319 10.5 814 9.5 192 11.4
Low Birthweight Birth 260 6.2 157 5.6 33 5.7 781 6.2 444 5.2 116 6.9
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 Anchorage1

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 4,112 100.0 2,775 100.0 572 100.0 12,553 100.0 8,723 100.0 1,636 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 6 0.1 1 0.0 0 0.0 14 0.1 5 0.1 1 0.1
15-19 467 11.4 244 8.8 113 19.8 1,329 10.6 716 8.2 304 18.6
20-24 1,060 25.8 681 24.5 178 31.1 3,199 25.5 2,078 23.8 514 31.4
25-29 1,129 27.5 780 28.1 151 26.4 3,533 28.1 2,572 29.5 402 24.6
30-34 885 21.5 644 23.2 80 14.0 2,708 21.6 2,020 23.2 236 14.4
35-39 441 10.7 340 12.3 36 6.3 1,386 11.0 1,056 12.1 125 7.6
40-44 115 2.8 78 2.8 14 2.4 339 2.7 245 2.8 43 2.6
45+ 5 0.1 4 0.1 0 0.0 41 0.3 28 0.3 11 0.7
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 89 2.2 49 1.8 32 5.7 369 3.0 212 2.4 132 8.2
Reported Smoking 598 14.7 344 12.5 182 32.1 1,823 14.6 1,083 12.5 551 34.0
Unwed 1,307 31.8 656 23.6 340 60.1 3,872 30.9 2,057 23.6 957 58.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 516 12.8 228 8.3 169 30.4 1,566 12.7 766 8.9 489 31.4
12 Years 1,475 36.6 951 34.6 242 43.5 4,526 36.8 2,987 34.6 682 43.7
12+ Years 2,034 50.5 1,571 57.1 145 26.1 6,213 50.5 4,886 56.6 388 24.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 3,961 96.3 2,637 95.0 569 99.5 12,076 96.2 8,288 95.0 1,625 99.3
Birthing Center 80 1.9 75 2.7 2 0.3 246 2.0 234 2.7 6 0.4
Home Birth 45 1.1 42 1.5 0 0.0 164 1.3 148 1.7 3 0.2
Other Facility 3 0.1 3 0.1 0 0.0 6 0.0 5 0.1 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 23 0.6 18 0.6 1 0.2 61 0.5 48 0.6 2 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,200 79.5 2,131 78.8 495 87.0 10,039 81.0 6,917 80.5 1,410 86.5
Vaginal after C-Section 75 1.9 51 1.9 16 2.8 267 2.2 176 2.0 52 3.2
Primary C-Section 538 13.4 372 13.7 43 7.6 1,409 11.4 997 11.6 125 7.7
Repeat C-Section 212 5.3 152 5.6 15 2.6 672 5.4 506 5.9 44 2.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,432 86.4 2,428 89.4 448 79.9 10,621 86.4 7,616 88.5 1,301 80.6
3rd Trimester 87 2.2 40 1.5 17 3.0 265 2.2 150 1.7 50 3.1
No Prenatal Care 14 0.4 4 0.2 4 0.7 47 0.4 19 0.2 8 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,133 29.9 801 31.1 125 22.4 4,006 33.1 2,934 34.7 355 22.2
Adequate 1,798 47.4 1,286 49.9 253 45.4 5,641 46.7 4,124 48.8 689 43.1
Intermediate 510 13.5 321 12.5 92 16.5 1,409 11.7 847 10.0 317 19.8
Inadequate 350 9.2 169 6.6 87 15.6 1,032 8.5 540 6.4 236 14.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 429 10.5 261 9.4 61 10.7 1,344 10.7 855 9.8 207 12.7
Low Birthweight Birth 245 6.0 119 4.3 44 7.7 794 6.3 477 5.5 115 7.0
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 Anchorage1

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 4,270 100.0 2,956 100.0 535 100.0 12,605 100.0 8,908 100.0 1,546 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 7 0.2 4 0.1 0 0.0 13 0.1 5 0.1 4 0.3
15-19 427 10.0 228 7.7 89 16.6 1,225 9.7 678 7.6 258 16.7
20-24 1,087 25.5 679 23.0 177 33.1 3,190 25.3 2,101 23.6 483 31.2
25-29 1,204 28.2 877 29.7 127 23.7 3,548 28.1 2,638 29.6 364 23.5
30-34 911 21.3 703 23.8 67 12.5 2,815 22.3 2,107 23.7 258 16.7
35-39 495 11.6 367 12.4 50 9.3 1,444 11.5 1,098 12.3 134 8.7
40-44 121 2.8 87 2.9 19 3.6 328 2.6 252 2.8 33 2.1
45+ 18 0.4 11 0.4 6 1.1 42 0.3 29 0.3 12 0.8
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 147 3.5 90 3.1 49 9.4 419 3.3 236 2.7 153 10.0
Reported Smoking 621 14.6 366 12.4 183 34.8 1,859 14.8 1,139 12.8 536 34.9
Unwed 1,339 31.4 706 23.9 316 59.3 3,748 29.8 2,036 22.9 895 58.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 529 12.6 262 8.9 169 33.3 1,570 12.6 810 9.2 452 30.6
12 Years 1,551 37.0 1,020 34.8 212 41.8 4,600 37.0 3,051 34.5 667 45.2
12+ Years 2,107 50.3 1,647 56.2 126 24.9 6,246 50.3 4,976 56.3 358 24.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,075 95.4 2,781 94.1 530 99.1 12,136 96.3 8,482 95.2 1,534 99.2
Birthing Center 96 2.2 92 3.1 3 0.6 224 1.8 212 2.4 5 0.3
Home Birth 70 1.6 62 2.1 1 0.2 184 1.5 163 1.8 5 0.3
Other Facility 3 0.1 2 0.1 0 0.0 4 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 26 0.6 19 0.6 1 0.2 57 0.5 49 0.6 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,477 82.2 2,378 81.2 470 88.0 10,076 80.6 7,067 80.0 1,339 86.8
Vaginal after C-Section 91 2.2 62 2.1 12 2.2 312 2.5 202 2.3 59 3.8
Primary C-Section 457 10.8 331 11.3 38 7.1 1,383 11.1 1,009 11.4 105 6.8
Repeat C-Section 205 4.8 158 5.4 14 2.6 735 5.9 560 6.3 39 2.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,567 84.6 2,529 86.3 422 79.6 10,731 86.4 7,777 88.3 1,234 80.9
3rd Trimester 103 2.4 61 2.1 18 3.4 269 2.2 147 1.7 58 3.8
No Prenatal Care 15 0.4 9 0.3 1 0.2 53 0.4 23 0.3 8 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,393 33.2 1,002 34.4 117 22.2 4,286 34.6 3,205 36.5 350 23.1
Adequate 1,986 47.4 1,459 50.1 211 40.1 5,760 46.4 4,271 48.6 619 40.9
Intermediate 445 10.6 255 8.8 114 21.7 1,317 10.6 758 8.6 324 21.4
Inadequate 367 8.8 195 6.7 84 16.0 1,038 8.4 552 6.3 222 14.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 491 11.5 317 10.7 70 13.1 1,345 10.7 880 9.9 202 13.1
Low Birthweight Birth 276 6.5 168 5.7 39 7.3 803 6.4 517 5.8 101 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 Anchorage1

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 4,171 100.0 2,992 100.0 529 100.0 12,451 100.0 8,993 100.0 1,502 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 10 0.1 3 0.0 5 0.3
15-19 435 10.4 244 8.2 102 19.3 1,178 9.5 665 7.4 262 17.4
20-24 1,052 25.2 718 24.0 159 30.1 3,158 25.4 2,173 24.2 454 30.2
25-29 1,200 28.8 915 30.6 124 23.4 3,507 28.2 2,651 29.5 348 23.2
30-34 912 21.9 673 22.5 89 16.8 2,852 22.9 2,152 23.9 279 18.6
35-39 450 10.8 349 11.7 39 7.4 1,405 11.3 1,080 12.0 126 8.4
40-44 103 2.5 80 2.7 10 1.9 305 2.4 244 2.7 19 1.3
45+ 18 0.4 13 0.4 5 0.9 36 0.3 25 0.3 9 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 133 3.2 73 2.5 51 9.7 432 3.5 232 2.6 170 11.3
Reported Smoking 604 14.6 373 12.5 186 35.2 1,952 15.7 1,237 13.8 545 36.3
Unwed 1,226 29.4 695 23.3 301 57.0 3,623 29.1 2,035 22.7 868 57.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 521 12.7 276 9.3 151 30.4 1,565 12.7 829 9.3 447 30.7
12 Years 1,500 36.6 1,016 34.3 228 46.0 4,624 37.6 3,163 35.4 667 45.8
12+ Years 2,072 50.6 1,668 56.4 117 23.6 6,116 49.7 4,932 55.3 341 23.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,040 96.9 2,870 95.9 526 99.4 12,011 96.5 8,587 95.5 1,493 99.4
Birthing Center 70 1.7 67 2.2 1 0.2 199 1.6 187 2.1 3 0.2
Home Birth 49 1.2 44 1.5 2 0.4 191 1.5 175 1.9 5 0.3
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 12 0.3 11 0.4 0 0.0 46 0.4 42 0.5 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,362 81.4 2,408 81.3 445 84.3 9,832 79.4 7,052 78.8 1,290 86.1
Vaginal after C-Section 101 2.4 63 2.1 24 4.5 353 2.8 235 2.6 64 4.3
Primary C-Section 414 10.0 294 9.9 44 8.3 1,405 11.3 1,043 11.7 111 7.4
Repeat C-Section 255 6.2 196 6.6 15 2.8 796 6.4 617 6.9 34 2.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,622 88.1 2,659 89.9 431 82.4 10,644 86.7 7,863 88.5 1,213 82.0
3rd Trimester 75 1.8 49 1.7 15 2.9 226 1.8 118 1.3 57 3.9
No Prenatal Care 18 0.4 6 0.2 3 0.6 59 0.5 25 0.3 13 0.9
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,480 36.0 1,131 38.2 113 22.0 4,270 34.8 3,239 36.5 387 26.2
Adequate 1,857 45.2 1,379 46.6 225 43.8 5,673 46.2 4,259 48.0 602 40.8
Intermediate 454 11.1 271 9.2 111 21.6 1,322 10.8 819 9.2 284 19.2
Inadequate 315 7.7 176 6.0 65 12.6 1,003 8.2 560 6.3 203 13.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 424 10.2 277 9.3 76 14.4 1,265 10.2 841 9.4 202 13.5
Low Birthweight Birth 273 6.6 190 6.4 32 6.1 788 6.3 521 5.8 98 6.5
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 Anchorage1

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 4,164 100.0 2,960 100.0 482 100.0 12,715 100.0 9,312 100.0 1,483 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.1 1 0.0 3 0.6 15 0.1 6 0.1 6 0.4
15-19 363 8.7 206 7.0 67 13.9 1,163 9.1 662 7.1 247 16.7
20-24 1,051 25.2 704 23.8 147 30.5 3,253 25.6 2,278 24.5 452 30.5
25-29 1,144 27.5 846 28.6 113 23.4 3,519 27.7 2,665 28.6 343 23.1
30-34 992 23.8 731 24.7 102 21.2 2,977 23.4 2,296 24.7 280 18.9
35-39 499 12.0 382 12.9 45 9.3 1,440 11.3 1,122 12.0 130 8.8
40-44 104 2.5 85 2.9 4 0.8 318 2.5 265 2.8 15 1.0
45+ 6 0.1 5 0.2 1 0.2 29 0.2 17 0.2 10 0.7
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 139 3.3 73 2.5 53 11.0 443 3.5 225 2.4 192 13.0
Reported Smoking 634 15.3 400 13.5 167 34.7 2,051 16.2 1,309 14.1 568 38.4
Unwed 1,183 28.4 635 21.5 278 57.7 3,633 28.6 2,047 22.0 872 58.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 520 12.6 272 9.2 132 27.8 1,590 12.6 867 9.4 440 30.5
12 Years 1,549 37.5 1,015 34.4 227 47.9 4,848 38.5 3,353 36.2 679 47.1
12+ Years 2,067 50.0 1,661 56.3 115 24.3 6,165 48.9 5,041 54.4 324 22.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,021 96.6 2,831 95.6 478 99.2 12,273 96.5 8,903 95.6 1,471 99.2
Birthing Center 58 1.4 53 1.8 1 0.2 162 1.3 151 1.6 3 0.2
Home Birth 65 1.6 57 1.9 2 0.4 223 1.8 210 2.3 5 0.3
Other Facility 1 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.2 5 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 19 0.5 19 0.6 0 0.0 52 0.4 45 0.5 3 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,237 78.1 2,281 77.4 424 88.3 10,199 80.4 7,402 79.6 1,306 88.2
Vaginal after C-Section 120 2.9 77 2.6 23 4.8 374 2.9 265 2.9 56 3.8
Primary C-Section 512 12.4 384 13.0 23 4.8 1,370 10.8 1,049 11.3 90 6.1
Repeat C-Section 275 6.6 206 7.0 10 2.1 742 5.8 579 6.2 29 2.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,542 86.3 2,589 88.5 381 80.7 11,007 87.7 8,257 89.6 1,163 79.8
3rd Trimester 91 2.2 37 1.3 25 5.3 207 1.6 93 1.0 62 4.3
No Prenatal Care 20 0.5 8 0.3 4 0.8 57 0.5 27 0.3 18 1.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,413 34.4 1,072 36.7 120 25.3 4,029 32.1 3,056 33.2 404 27.5
Adequate 1,917 46.7 1,433 49.1 183 38.5 6,355 50.6 4,832 52.6 614 41.7
Intermediate 418 10.2 232 8.0 99 20.8 1,224 9.8 796 8.7 227 15.4
Inadequate 356 8.7 181 6.2 73 15.4 942 7.5 509 5.5 226 15.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 430 10.3 286 9.7 56 11.6 1,190 9.4 810 8.7 175 11.8
Low Birthweight Birth 254 6.1 159 5.4 30 6.3 791 6.2 525 5.6 91 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 Anchorage1

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 4,116 100.0 3,041 100.0 491 100.0 13,211 100.0 9,868 100.0 1,490 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 4 0.1 2 0.1 1 0.2 15 0.1 7 0.1 5 0.3
15-19 380 9.2 215 7.1 93 18.9 1,236 9.4 732 7.4 257 17.2
20-24 1,055 25.6 751 24.7 148 30.1 3,410 25.8 2,477 25.1 457 30.7
25-29 1,163 28.3 890 29.3 111 22.6 3,704 28.0 2,829 28.7 345 23.2
30-34 948 23.0 748 24.6 88 17.9 3,079 23.3 2,425 24.6 277 18.6
35-39 456 11.1 349 11.5 42 8.6 1,429 10.8 1,129 11.4 117 7.9
40-44 98 2.4 79 2.6 5 1.0 310 2.3 253 2.6 23 1.5
45+ 12 0.3 7 0.2 3 0.6 27 0.2 15 0.2 9 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 160 3.9 86 2.8 66 13.4 494 3.8 257 2.6 218 14.7
Reported Smoking 714 17.4 464 15.3 192 39.1 2,248 17.1 1,483 15.1 592 39.8
Unwed 1,214 29.5 705 23.2 289 58.9 3,724 28.2 2,181 22.1 880 59.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 524 12.9 281 9.3 164 33.8 1,670 12.8 977 9.9 442 30.8
12 Years 1,575 38.6 1,132 37.5 212 43.7 4,953 37.8 3,520 35.8 667 46.4
12+ Years 1,977 48.5 1,603 53.1 109 22.5 6,468 49.4 5,323 54.2 328 22.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 3,950 96.0 2,886 94.9 489 99.6 12,782 96.8 9,476 96.0 1,476 99.1
Birthing Center 71 1.7 67 2.2 1 0.2 104 0.8 98 1.0 2 0.1
Home Birth 77 1.9 74 2.4 1 0.2 256 1.9 240 2.4 6 0.4
Other Facility 3 0.1 2 0.1 0 0.0 19 0.1 15 0.2 2 0.1
Outside Alaska 15 0.4 12 0.4 0 0.0 50 0.4 39 0.4 4 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,233 78.7 2,363 77.8 421 85.7 10,634 80.6 7,853 79.6 1,311 88.0
Vaginal after C-Section 132 3.2 95 3.1 17 3.5 427 3.2 330 3.3 47 3.2
Primary C-Section 479 11.7 365 12.0 44 9.0 1,395 10.6 1,084 11.0 106 7.1
Repeat C-Section 266 6.5 215 7.1 9 1.8 741 5.6 594 6.0 26 1.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,480 85.7 2,615 87.0 401 82.7 11,579 88.6 8,804 90.0 1,188 81.1
3rd Trimester 60 1.5 32 1.1 17 3.5 178 1.4 96 1.0 49 3.3
No Prenatal Care 21 0.5 11 0.4 6 1.2 62 0.5 31 0.3 19 1.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,377 33.9 1,036 34.5 154 31.6 3,953 30.2 2,993 30.6 430 29.1
Adequate 1,899 46.8 1,447 48.2 194 39.8 6,943 53.1 5,341 54.7 641 43.4
Intermediate 450 11.1 316 10.5 74 15.2 1,262 9.7 901 9.2 189 12.8
Inadequate 332 8.2 203 6.8 65 13.3 918 7.0 537 5.5 218 14.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 411 10.0 278 9.2 70 14.3 1,130 8.6 768 7.8 166 11.2
Low Birthweight Birth 261 6.3 172 5.7 36 7.3 804 6.1 541 5.5 89 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,435 100.0 3,311 100.0 510 100.0 13,902 100.0 10,462 100.0 1,481 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 6 0.1 3 0.1 2 0.4 18 0.1 7 0.1 6 0.4
15-19 420 9.5 241 7.3 87 17.1 1,319 9.5 801 7.7 250 16.9
20-24 1,147 25.9 823 24.9 157 30.8 3,614 26.0 2,672 25.5 448 30.2
25-29 1,212 27.3 929 28.1 119 23.3 3,962 28.5 3,041 29.1 360 24.3
30-34 1,037 23.4 817 24.7 90 17.6 3,206 23.1 2,533 24.2 272 18.4
35-39 485 10.9 391 11.8 43 8.4 1,450 10.4 1,144 10.9 111 7.5
40-44 116 2.6 101 3.1 6 1.2 311 2.2 252 2.4 25 1.7
45+ 11 0.2 5 0.2 6 1.2 20 0.1 10 0.1 9 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 144 3.3 66 2.0 73 14.3 560 4.0 309 3.0 219 14.8
Reported Smoking 703 15.9 445 13.5 209 41.1 2,394 17.2 1,607 15.4 609 41.2
Unwed 1,236 27.9 707 21.4 305 59.9 3,750 27.0 2,231 21.3 861 58.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 546 12.4 314 9.5 144 29.8 1,815 13.1 1,120 10.7 427 29.9
12 Years 1,724 39.3 1,206 36.6 240 49.6 5,151 37.3 3,670 35.2 668 46.7
12+ Years 2,121 48.3 1,777 53.9 100 20.7 6,842 49.6 5,640 54.1 334 23.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,302 97.0 3,186 96.2 504 98.8 13,457 96.8 10,064 96.2 1,463 98.8
Birthing Center 33 0.7 31 0.9 1 0.2 83 0.6 74 0.7 4 0.3
Home Birth 81 1.8 79 2.4 2 0.4 287 2.1 263 2.5 6 0.4
Other Facility 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0 22 0.2 18 0.2 2 0.1
Outside Alaska 18 0.4 14 0.4 3 0.6 53 0.4 43 0.4 6 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,729 84.2 2,758 83.3 461 90.4 11,224 80.9 8,340 79.9 1,324 89.5
Vaginal after C-Section 122 2.8 93 2.8 16 3.1 473 3.4 374 3.6 43 2.9
Primary C-Section 379 8.6 300 9.1 23 4.5 1,444 10.4 1,136 10.9 89 6.0
Repeat C-Section 201 4.5 158 4.8 10 2.0 735 5.3 591 5.7 24 1.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 3,985 90.7 3,053 93.1 381 76.0 12,304 89.1 9,415 90.5 1,175 80.6
3rd Trimester 56 1.3 24 0.7 20 4.0 181 1.3 96 0.9 52 3.6
No Prenatal Care 16 0.4 8 0.2 8 1.6 65 0.5 37 0.4 18 1.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,239 28.2 948 29.0 130 25.5 3,961 28.7 3,006 28.9 420 28.6
Adequate 2,539 57.9 1,952 59.6 237 46.6 7,515 54.5 5,828 56.1 639 43.5
Intermediate 356 8.1 248 7.6 54 10.6 1,373 10.0 1,003 9.7 180 12.3
Inadequate 254 5.8 125 3.8 88 17.3 949 6.9 549 5.3 229 15.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 349 7.9 246 7.4 49 9.6 1,170 8.4 801 7.7 153 10.4
Low Birthweight Birth 276 6.2 194 5.9 25 4.9 808 5.8 551 5.3 78 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 Anchorage1

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 4,660 100.0 3,516 100.0 489 100.0 14,417 100.0 10,907 100.0 1,469 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.4 14 0.1 5 0.0 5 0.3
15-19 436 9.4 276 7.8 77 15.7 1,355 9.4 860 7.9 238 16.2
20-24 1,208 25.9 903 25.7 152 31.1 3,789 26.3 2,855 26.2 440 30.0
25-29 1,329 28.5 1,010 28.7 115 23.5 4,217 29.3 3,211 29.4 378 25.7
30-34 1,094 23.5 860 24.5 99 20.2 3,299 22.9 2,596 23.8 281 19.1
35-39 488 10.5 389 11.1 32 6.5 1,452 10.1 1,159 10.6 94 6.4
40-44 96 2.1 73 2.1 12 2.5 277 1.9 212 1.9 30 2.0
45+ 4 0.1 3 0.1 0 0.0 13 0.1 8 0.1 3 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 190 4.1 105 3.0 79 16.2 718 5.0 432 4.0 239 16.3
Reported Smoking 831 17.9 574 16.3 191 39.2 2,649 18.4 1,823 16.7 615 41.9
Unwed 1,274 27.4 769 21.9 286 58.5 3,759 26.1 2,277 20.9 818 55.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 600 13.0 382 10.9 134 28.6 1,925 13.4 1,226 11.3 433 30.2
12 Years 1,654 35.8 1,182 33.7 215 45.9 5,277 36.8 3,793 34.9 640 44.6
12+ Years 2,370 51.3 1,943 55.4 119 25.4 7,146 49.8 5,861 53.9 363 25.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,530 97.2 3,404 96.8 483 98.8 13,883 96.3 10,440 95.7 1,452 98.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 137 1.0 118 1.1 3 0.2
Home Birth 98 2.1 87 2.5 3 0.6 311 2.2 279 2.6 6 0.4
Other Facility 15 0.3 12 0.3 2 0.4 29 0.2 21 0.2 4 0.3
Outside Alaska 17 0.4 13 0.4 1 0.2 57 0.4 49 0.4 4 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,672 78.9 2,732 77.7 429 87.7 11,369 79.1 8,496 78.2 1,292 88.1
Vaginal after C-Section 173 3.7 142 4.0 14 2.9 539 3.8 423 3.9 52 3.5
Primary C-Section 537 11.5 419 11.9 39 8.0 1,607 11.2 1,263 11.6 93 6.3
Repeat C-Section 274 5.9 221 6.3 7 1.4 853 5.9 685 6.3 30 2.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 4,114 89.0 3,136 89.7 406 84.8 12,682 88.4 9,725 89.5 1,208 83.2
3rd Trimester 62 1.3 40 1.1 12 2.5 206 1.4 125 1.1 48 3.3
No Prenatal Care 25 0.5 12 0.3 5 1.0 66 0.5 40 0.4 11 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,337 28.9 1,009 28.9 146 30.3 4,108 28.7 3,111 28.7 427 29.4
Adequate 2,505 54.1 1,942 55.5 210 43.6 7,444 51.9 5,792 53.4 626 43.1
Intermediate 456 9.8 337 9.6 61 12.7 1,711 11.9 1,284 11.8 197 13.6
Inadequate 332 7.2 209 6.0 65 13.5 1,072 7.5 663 6.1 203 14.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 370 7.9 244 6.9 47 9.7 1,315 9.1 889 8.2 166 11.3
Low Birthweight Birth 267 5.7 175 5.0 28 5.8 808 5.6 535 4.9 86 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,807 100.0 3,635 100.0 482 100.0 14,649 100.0 11,130 100.0 1,512 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 7 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.4 14 0.1 6 0.1 3 0.2
15-19 463 9.6 284 7.8 86 17.8 1,366 9.3 887 8.0 243 16.1
20-24 1,259 26.2 946 26.0 139 28.8 3,861 26.4 2,924 26.3 448 29.6
25-29 1,421 29.6 1,102 30.3 126 26.1 4,410 30.1 3,366 30.2 422 27.9
30-34 1,075 22.4 856 23.5 83 17.2 3,287 22.4 2,596 23.3 268 17.7
35-39 477 9.9 364 10.0 36 7.5 1,454 9.9 1,155 10.4 100 6.6
40-44 99 2.1 78 2.1 7 1.5 244 1.7 188 1.7 24 1.6
45+ 5 0.1 2 0.1 3 0.6 12 0.1 7 0.1 4 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 226 4.7 138 3.8 67 13.9 854 5.8 527 4.7 261 17.3
Reported Smoking 860 17.9 588 16.2 209 43.4 2,737 18.7 1,864 16.8 648 42.9
Unwed 1,240 25.8 755 20.8 270 56.1 3,742 25.6 2,306 20.7 803 53.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 669 14.0 424 11.7 149 31.2 1,947 13.3 1,243 11.2 448 29.9
12 Years 1,773 37.0 1,282 35.4 213 44.7 5,600 38.3 4,058 36.5 679 45.4
12+ Years 2,351 49.1 1,920 53.0 115 24.1 7,056 48.3 5,803 52.3 370 24.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,625 96.2 3,474 95.6 476 98.8 14,062 96.0 10,619 95.4 1,493 98.7
Birthing Center 50 1.0 43 1.2 3 0.6 195 1.3 167 1.5 6 0.4
Home Birth 108 2.2 97 2.7 1 0.2 311 2.1 278 2.5 7 0.5
Other Facility 6 0.1 5 0.1 0 0.0 18 0.1 10 0.1 2 0.1
Outside Alaska 18 0.4 16 0.4 2 0.4 63 0.4 56 0.5 4 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,823 79.8 2,850 78.8 434 90.2 11,534 79.1 8,660 78.2 1,324 87.7
Vaginal after C-Section 178 3.7 139 3.8 13 2.7 545 3.7 425 3.8 51 3.4
Primary C-Section 528 11.0 417 11.5 27 5.6 1,632 11.2 1,287 11.6 97 6.4
Repeat C-Section 260 5.4 212 5.9 7 1.5 869 6.0 699 6.3 38 2.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 4,205 87.8 3,226 89.0 388 81.3 12,826 87.8 9,916 89.3 1,203 80.3
3rd Trimester 63 1.3 32 0.9 20 4.2 223 1.5 123 1.1 61 4.1
No Prenatal Care 24 0.5 17 0.5 5 1.0 72 0.5 50 0.5 11 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,385 29.0 1,049 29.0 144 30.2 4,078 28.0 3,100 28.0 426 28.4
Adequate 2,471 51.7 1,934 53.5 192 40.3 7,401 50.8 5,794 52.4 635 42.4
Intermediate 561 11.7 418 11.6 65 13.6 1,960 13.5 1,487 13.4 212 14.1
Inadequate 363 7.6 215 5.9 76 15.9 1,121 7.7 685 6.2 226 15.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 451 9.4 311 8.6 57 11.9 1,412 9.6 987 8.9 176 11.7
Low Birthweight Birth 265 5.5 182 5.0 25 5.2 824 5.6 567 5.1 90 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Anchorage1

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 4,950 100.0 3,756 100.0 498 100.0 14,758 100.0 11,301 100.0 1,539 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.2 13 0.1 5 0.0 3 0.2
15-19 456 9.2 300 8.0 75 15.1 1,318 8.9 885 7.8 234 15.2
20-24 1,322 26.7 1,006 26.8 149 29.9 3,925 26.6 3,001 26.6 446 29.0
25-29 1,467 29.6 1,099 29.3 137 27.5 4,517 30.6 3,436 30.4 465 30.2
30-34 1,130 22.8 880 23.4 99 19.9 3,310 22.4 2,633 23.3 264 17.2
35-39 487 9.8 406 10.8 26 5.2 1,461 9.9 1,186 10.5 96 6.2
40-44 82 1.7 61 1.6 11 2.2 194 1.3 146 1.3 25 1.6
45+ 4 0.1 3 0.1 0 0.0 19 0.1 9 0.1 6 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 302 6.1 189 5.0 93 18.7 936 6.4 592 5.3 273 17.8
Reported Smoking 958 19.4 661 17.6 215 43.2 2,761 18.8 1,921 17.0 598 38.9
Unwed 1,245 25.2 753 20.1 262 52.6 3,711 25.2 2,301 20.4 817 53.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 656 13.3 420 11.2 150 30.5 1,877 12.8 1,214 10.8 432 28.4
12 Years 1,850 37.5 1,329 35.5 212 43.2 5,769 39.3 4,237 37.6 710 46.6
12+ Years 2,425 49.2 1,998 53.3 129 26.3 7,042 47.9 5,814 51.6 381 25.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 4,728 95.5 3,562 94.8 493 99.0 14,202 96.2 10,812 95.7 1,522 98.9
Birthing Center 87 1.8 75 2.0 0 0.0 176 1.2 154 1.4 3 0.2
Home Birth 105 2.1 95 2.5 2 0.4 286 1.9 260 2.3 7 0.5
Other Facility 8 0.2 4 0.1 2 0.4 15 0.1 8 0.1 2 0.1
Outside Alaska 22 0.4 20 0.5 1 0.2 79 0.5 67 0.6 5 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 3,874 78.7 2,914 78.0 429 86.3 11,719 80.0 8,887 79.3 1,331 86.9
Vaginal after C-Section 188 3.8 142 3.8 25 5.0 482 3.3 373 3.3 58 3.8
Primary C-Section 542 11.0 427 11.4 27 5.4 1,583 10.8 1,261 11.2 98 6.4
Repeat C-Section 319 6.5 252 6.7 16 3.2 863 5.9 692 6.2 45 2.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 4,363 88.3 3,363 89.7 414 83.5 12,786 87.3 10,005 89.0 1,188 78.5
3rd Trimester 81 1.6 53 1.4 16 3.2 252 1.7 147 1.3 56 3.7
No Prenatal Care 17 0.3 11 0.3 1 0.2 84 0.6 50 0.4 17 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 1,386 28.1 1,053 28.2 137 27.7 4,131 28.3 3,111 27.8 506 33.5
Adequate 2,468 50.1 1,916 51.3 224 45.3 7,195 49.3 5,730 51.2 589 39.0
Intermediate 694 14.1 529 14.2 71 14.4 2,092 14.3 1,621 14.5 196 13.0
Inadequate 377 7.7 239 6.4 62 12.6 1,164 8.0 727 6.5 221 14.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 494 10.0 334 8.9 62 12.4 1,411 9.6 995 8.8 184 12.0
Low Birthweight Birth 276 5.6 178 4.7 33 6.6 821 5.6 559 4.9 92 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15