Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 452 100.0 32 100.0 418 100.0 1,339 100.0 79 100.0 1,248 100.0
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 52 11.5 0 0.0 52 12.4 210 15.7 0 0.0 209 16.7
20-24 163 36.1 5 15.6 158 37.8 450 33.6 12 15.2 437 35.0
25-29 120 26.5 7 21.9 111 26.6 346 25.8 15 19.0 325 26.0
30-34 85 18.8 15 46.9 70 16.7 233 17.4 41 51.9 191 15.3
35-39 24 5.3 5 15.6 19 4.5 70 5.2 7 8.9 61 4.9
40-44 8 1.8 0 0.0 8 1.9 29 2.2 4 5.1 25 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 7 1.6 1 3.6 6 1.4 28 2.1 2 2.8 26 2.1
Reported Smoking 91 20.2 0 0.0 91 21.8 297 22.3 0 0.0 297 23.9
Unwed 262 58.1 5 15.6 257 61.6 835 62.5 11 13.9 824 66.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 95 26.5 1 4.2 94 28.2 350 28.9 2 2.9 348 30.7
12 Years 204 56.8 4 16.7 200 60.1 677 56.0 10 14.7 665 58.7
12+ Years 60 16.7 19 79.2 39 11.7 183 15.1 56 82.4 119 10.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 445 98.5 25 78.1 418 100.0 1,321 98.7 65 82.3 1,247 99.9
Birthing Center 2 0.4 2 6.3 0 0.0 4 0.3 4 5.1 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.2 1 3.1 0 0.0 1 0.1 1 1.3 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 4 0.9 4 12.5 0 0.0 11 0.8 9 11.4 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 389 86.8 22 71.0 366 88.2 1,162 88.4 62 82.7 1,093 88.9
Vaginal after C-Section 18 4.0 0 0.0 17 4.1 43 3.3 0 0.0 42 3.4
Primary C-Section 27 6.0 7 22.6 20 4.8 70 5.3 8 10.7 60 4.9
Repeat C-Section 14 3.1 2 6.5 12 2.9 39 3.0 5 6.7 34 2.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 328 76.3 23 74.2 305 76.6 940 73.3 55 75.3 881 73.4
3rd Trimester 26 6.0 2 6.5 23 5.8 73 5.7 5 6.8 67 5.6
No Prenatal Care 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 5 0.4 0 0.0 5 0.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 94 21.9 6 19.4 88 22.1 194 15.1 12 16.9 180 15.0
Adequate 77 17.9 8 25.8 69 17.3 285 22.2 24 33.8 258 21.5
Intermediate 133 30.9 11 35.5 122 30.7 400 31.2 23 32.4 375 31.2
Inadequate 126 29.3 6 19.4 119 29.9 402 31.4 12 16.9 388 32.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 38 8.4 0 0.0 38 9.1 158 11.8 5 6.3 152 12.2
Low Birthweight Birth 25 5.5 0 0.0 25 6.0 71 5.3 2 2.5 69 5.5
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 Bethel1

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 416 100.0 20 100.0 394 100.0 1,315 100.0 64 100.0 1,233 100.0
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 80 19.2 0 0.0 79 20.1 228 17.3 2 3.1 225 18.2
20-24 127 30.5 3 15.0 124 31.5 421 32.0 8 12.5 411 33.3
25-29 113 27.2 3 15.0 109 27.7 342 26.0 13 20.3 324 26.3
30-34 64 15.4 11 55.0 53 13.5 219 16.7 33 51.6 180 14.6
35-39 20 4.8 0 0.0 20 5.1 77 5.9 3 4.7 71 5.8
40-44 12 2.9 3 15.0 9 2.3 27 2.1 5 7.8 22 1.8
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 9 2.2 1 5.9 8 2.0 35 2.7 1 1.6 34 2.8
Reported Smoking 100 24.2 0 0.0 100 25.4 312 23.9 1 1.6 311 25.3
Unwed 287 69.0 3 15.0 284 72.1 820 62.5 9 14.1 811 65.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 119 30.1 0 0.0 119 31.5 378 30.0 2 3.3 376 31.7
12 Years 227 57.3 3 17.6 224 59.3 698 55.4 12 19.7 683 57.6
12+ Years 50 12.6 14 82.4 35 9.3 184 14.6 47 77.0 127 10.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 411 98.8 17 85.0 393 99.7 1,303 99.1 56 87.5 1,232 99.9
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 5.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 3.1 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 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.3 2 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 2 0.5 2 10.0 0 0.0 8 0.6 6 9.4 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 369 90.0 17 89.5 351 90.2 1,133 88.3 55 91.7 1,069 88.6
Vaginal after C-Section 14 3.4 0 0.0 14 3.6 40 3.1 0 0.0 40 3.3
Primary C-Section 15 3.7 0 0.0 14 3.6 71 5.5 1 1.7 63 5.2
Repeat C-Section 12 2.9 2 10.5 10 2.6 39 3.0 4 6.7 35 2.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 287 73.0 14 77.8 273 73.0 897 70.7 46 79.3 842 70.3
3rd Trimester 17 4.3 2 11.1 15 4.0 73 5.8 3 5.2 70 5.8
No Prenatal Care 3 0.8 0 0.0 3 0.8 5 0.4 0 0.0 5 0.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 45 11.4 3 16.7 42 11.2 154 12.2 8 14.8 144 12.0
Adequate 94 23.8 6 33.3 88 23.4 302 23.9 24 44.4 274 22.9
Intermediate 127 32.2 5 27.8 121 32.2 393 31.1 15 27.8 373 31.1
Inadequate 129 32.7 4 22.2 125 33.2 415 32.8 7 13.0 407 34.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 61 14.7 2 10.0 58 14.7 184 14.0 5 7.8 176 14.3
Low Birthweight Birth 18 4.3 1 5.0 17 4.3 68 5.2 2 3.1 65 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 Bethel1

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 471 100.0 27 100.0 436 100.0 1,334 100.0 67 100.0 1,251 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 78 16.6 0 0.0 78 17.9 216 16.2 2 3.0 214 17.1
20-24 160 34.0 4 14.8 155 35.6 438 32.8 10 14.9 426 34.1
25-29 113 24.0 5 18.5 105 24.1 345 25.9 14 20.9 327 26.1
30-34 84 17.8 15 55.6 68 15.6 224 16.8 32 47.8 186 14.9
35-39 26 5.5 2 7.4 22 5.0 87 6.5 7 10.4 77 6.2
40-44 9 1.9 1 3.7 8 1.8 21 1.6 2 3.0 19 1.5
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 12 2.6 0 0.0 12 2.8 41 3.1 0 0.0 41 3.3
Reported Smoking 106 22.6 0 0.0 106 24.4 323 24.4 2 3.0 321 25.7
Unwed 286 60.9 3 11.1 283 64.9 789 59.3 8 11.9 781 62.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 136 29.9 1 3.7 135 32.1 392 30.7 2 3.0 390 32.5
12 Years 246 54.1 3 11.1 241 57.2 714 55.9 18 26.9 693 57.8
12+ Years 73 16.0 23 85.2 45 10.7 172 13.5 47 70.1 116 9.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 465 98.7 23 85.2 436 100.0 1,320 99.0 57 85.1 1,249 99.8
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 3.7 0 0.0 2 0.1 2 3.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 1 1.5 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 5 1.1 3 11.1 0 0.0 10 0.7 7 10.4 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 404 88.6 23 92.0 376 88.5 1,141 87.4 53 82.8 1,080 88.0
Vaginal after C-Section 11 2.4 0 0.0 11 2.6 41 3.1 0 0.0 41 3.3
Primary C-Section 28 6.1 1 4.0 26 6.1 83 6.4 5 7.8 72 5.9
Repeat C-Section 13 2.9 1 4.0 12 2.8 40 3.1 6 9.4 34 2.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 325 70.7 18 75.0 303 70.6 874 67.2 50 79.4 815 66.5
3rd Trimester 30 6.5 1 4.2 29 6.8 106 8.1 4 6.3 102 8.3
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 0.4 0 0.0 5 0.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 55 12.1 3 13.6 50 11.7 153 11.8 9 15.3 142 11.6
Adequate 114 25.0 10 45.5 101 23.7 288 22.3 28 47.5 256 20.9
Intermediate 140 30.7 7 31.8 132 30.9 402 31.1 14 23.7 384 31.4
Inadequate 147 32.2 2 9.1 144 33.7 451 34.9 8 13.6 442 36.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 59 12.6 3 11.1 56 12.8 183 13.7 4 6.0 177 14.2
Low Birthweight Birth 28 6.0 1 3.7 27 6.2 78 5.9 1 1.5 76 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 Bethel1

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 428 100.0 17 100.0 403 100.0 1,290 100.0 68 100.0 1,212 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 70 16.4 2 11.8 68 16.9 198 15.3 2 2.9 195 16.1
20-24 134 31.3 1 5.9 132 32.8 447 34.7 10 14.7 436 36.0
25-29 116 27.1 5 29.4 110 27.3 329 25.5 20 29.4 308 25.4
30-34 71 16.6 7 41.2 59 14.6 196 15.2 24 35.3 167 13.8
35-39 31 7.2 1 5.9 29 7.2 97 7.5 10 14.7 85 7.0
40-44 6 1.4 1 5.9 5 1.2 21 1.6 2 2.9 19 1.6
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 14 3.3 0 0.0 14 3.5 35 2.8 1 1.5 34 2.8
Reported Smoking 106 25.0 1 5.9 105 26.1 288 22.6 2 2.9 286 23.8
Unwed 247 58.1 3 17.6 244 60.5 755 58.8 7 10.6 747 61.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 123 30.1 1 5.9 122 31.5 361 29.4 1 1.5 360 31.1
12 Years 225 55.0 6 35.3 218 56.3 723 58.8 26 38.8 695 60.1
12+ Years 61 14.9 10 58.8 47 12.1 145 11.8 40 59.7 101 8.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 427 99.8 16 94.1 403 100.0 1,277 99.0 58 85.3 1,209 99.8
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 2.9 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 1 1.5 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Outside Alaska 1 0.2 1 5.9 0 0.0 9 0.7 7 10.3 2 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 360 86.3 15 93.8 342 87.0 1,113 87.6 51 77.3 1,057 88.5
Vaginal after C-Section 15 3.6 0 0.0 15 3.8 42 3.3 1 1.5 41 3.4
Primary C-Section 28 6.7 0 0.0 23 5.9 76 6.0 8 12.1 63 5.3
Repeat C-Section 14 3.4 1 6.3 13 3.3 40 3.1 6 9.1 34 2.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 285 68.7 14 87.5 266 67.5 783 62.2 55 83.3 723 61.0
3rd Trimester 26 6.3 0 0.0 26 6.6 149 11.8 5 7.6 143 12.1
No Prenatal Care 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 7 0.6 0 0.0 7 0.6
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 54 13.1 2 14.3 52 13.2 138 11.0 11 17.2 127 10.7
Adequate 94 22.8 8 57.1 85 21.5 230 18.3 27 42.2 202 17.0
Intermediate 126 30.5 3 21.4 120 30.4 379 30.2 17 26.6 359 30.3
Inadequate 139 33.7 1 7.1 138 34.9 509 40.5 9 14.1 498 42.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 64 15.0 0 0.0 62 15.4 170 13.2 2 2.9 166 13.7
Low Birthweight Birth 22 5.1 0 0.0 21 5.2 65 5.0 1 1.5 63 5.2
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 435 100.0 23 100.0 412 100.0 1,276 100.0 82 100.0 1,186 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 68 15.6 0 0.0 68 16.5 191 15.0 1 1.2 189 15.9
20-24 144 33.1 5 21.7 139 33.7 439 34.4 12 14.6 427 36.0
25-29 116 26.7 4 17.4 112 27.2 333 26.1 21 25.6 310 26.1
30-34 69 15.9 10 43.5 59 14.3 184 14.4 32 39.0 151 12.7
35-39 30 6.9 4 17.4 26 6.3 100 7.8 13 15.9 84 7.1
40-44 6 1.4 0 0.0 6 1.5 27 2.1 3 3.7 23 1.9
45+ 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 15 3.5 0 0.0 15 3.7 29 2.3 1 1.3 28 2.4
Reported Smoking 111 25.6 1 4.3 110 26.8 240 19.0 1 1.2 239 20.4
Unwed 256 58.9 2 8.7 254 61.7 734 57.7 8 10.0 725 61.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 133 32.1 0 0.0 133 34.0 337 28.0 0 0.0 337 30.2
12 Years 243 58.7 9 39.1 234 59.8 748 62.2 31 39.2 711 63.7
12+ Years 38 9.2 14 60.9 24 6.1 117 9.7 48 60.8 68 6.1
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 428 98.4 18 78.3 410 99.5 1,254 98.3 66 80.5 1,180 99.5
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 4.3 0 0.0 3 0.2 3 3.7 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.2 1 4.3 0 0.0 3 0.2 2 2.4 1 0.1
Other Facility 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2 3 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.3
Outside Alaska 4 0.9 3 13.0 1 0.2 13 1.0 11 13.4 2 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 377 87.3 15 65.2 362 88.5 1,113 88.3 59 73.8 1,047 89.2
Vaginal after C-Section 15 3.5 0 0.0 15 3.7 37 2.9 1 1.3 36 3.1
Primary C-Section 27 6.3 4 17.4 23 5.6 69 5.5 10 12.5 59 5.0
Repeat C-Section 13 3.0 4 17.4 9 2.2 42 3.3 10 12.5 32 2.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 264 62.0 18 78.3 246 61.0 757 60.7 65 81.3 688 59.4
3rd Trimester 50 11.7 3 13.0 47 11.7 173 13.9 8 10.0 162 14.0
No Prenatal Care 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.7 6 0.5 0 0.0 6 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 44 10.4 4 17.4 40 10.0 112 9.0 12 15.0 100 8.6
Adequate 80 18.8 10 43.5 70 17.4 237 19.0 34 42.5 199 17.2
Intermediate 136 32.0 4 17.4 132 32.8 379 30.4 21 26.3 358 30.9
Inadequate 165 38.8 5 21.7 160 39.8 518 41.6 13 16.3 501 43.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 60 13.8 1 4.3 59 14.4 152 11.9 5 6.1 147 12.4
Low Birthweight Birth 28 6.4 0 0.0 28 6.8 67 5.3 2 2.4 65 5.5
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 Bethel1

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 427 100.0 28 100.0 397 100.0 1,274 100.0 84 100.0 1,176 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.3
15-19 60 14.1 0 0.0 59 14.9 179 14.1 2 2.4 175 14.9
20-24 169 39.6 4 14.3 165 41.6 417 32.7 9 10.7 406 34.5
25-29 97 22.7 11 39.3 86 21.7 336 26.4 26 31.0 308 26.2
30-34 56 13.1 7 25.0 49 12.3 189 14.8 31 36.9 156 13.3
35-39 36 8.4 5 17.9 30 7.6 115 9.0 13 15.5 97 8.2
40-44 9 2.1 1 3.6 8 2.0 31 2.4 3 3.6 27 2.3
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.3 0 0.0 4 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 6 1.4 1 3.7 5 1.3 28 2.2 2 2.6 26 2.2
Reported Smoking 71 16.9 0 0.0 71 18.3 196 15.6 2 2.4 193 16.6
Unwed 252 59.4 2 7.7 249 62.9 691 54.4 9 11.0 678 57.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 105 25.9 0 0.0 105 27.8 303 25.1 1 1.2 301 27.0
12 Years 255 62.8 11 40.7 243 64.3 758 62.7 30 37.0 720 64.6
12+ Years 46 11.3 16 59.3 30 7.9 147 12.2 50 61.7 94 8.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 422 98.8 24 85.7 396 99.7 1,249 98.0 68 81.0 1,170 99.5
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 3.6 0 0.0 3 0.2 3 3.6 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 1 1.2 1 0.1
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 0.4 0 0.0 4 0.3
Outside Alaska 4 0.9 3 10.7 1 0.3 15 1.2 12 14.3 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 376 89.1 21 77.8 353 89.8 1,103 87.7 62 76.5 1,029 88.4
Vaginal after C-Section 12 2.8 1 3.7 11 2.8 37 2.9 1 1.2 36 3.1
Primary C-Section 21 5.0 4 14.8 17 4.3 66 5.3 10 12.3 56 4.8
Repeat C-Section 13 3.1 1 3.7 12 3.1 51 4.1 8 9.9 43 3.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 234 56.1 23 85.2 211 54.4 741 59.5 66 81.5 669 58.0
3rd Trimester 73 17.5 2 7.4 70 18.0 169 13.6 7 8.6 159 13.8
No Prenatal Care 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 6 0.5 1 1.2 4 0.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 40 9.6 5 18.5 35 9.0 115 9.2 12 14.8 103 8.9
Adequate 56 13.4 9 33.3 47 12.1 233 18.7 35 43.2 193 16.8
Intermediate 117 28.0 10 37.0 107 27.5 355 28.5 20 24.7 334 29.0
Inadequate 205 49.0 3 11.1 200 51.4 541 43.5 14 17.3 521 45.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 46 10.8 1 3.6 45 11.3 159 12.5 8 9.5 149 12.7
Low Birthweight Birth 15 3.5 1 3.6 14 3.5 58 4.6 4 4.8 53 4.5
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 Bethel1

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 414 100.0 31 100.0 377 100.0 1,270 100.0 73 100.0 1,179 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.3
15-19 63 15.2 1 3.2 62 16.4 188 14.8 3 4.1 183 15.5
20-24 126 30.4 3 9.7 123 32.6 377 29.7 6 8.2 368 31.2
25-29 120 29.0 6 19.4 112 29.7 328 25.8 19 26.0 306 26.0
30-34 59 14.3 15 48.4 43 11.4 206 16.2 32 43.8 170 14.4
35-39 34 8.2 4 12.9 28 7.4 128 10.1 10 13.7 113 9.6
40-44 12 2.9 2 6.5 9 2.4 34 2.7 3 4.1 30 2.5
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 0.5 0 0.0 6 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 8 2.0 0 0.0 8 2.1 43 3.4 1 1.5 42 3.6
Reported Smoking 58 14.1 0 0.0 58 15.5 203 16.2 2 2.8 200 17.1
Unwed 226 54.6 4 12.9 222 58.9 648 51.1 9 12.3 635 53.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 99 25.9 0 0.0 99 28.5 308 25.5 1 1.4 306 27.2
12 Years 250 65.4 11 37.9 234 67.4 742 61.4 21 30.0 713 63.5
12+ Years 33 8.6 18 62.1 14 4.0 159 13.2 48 68.6 104 9.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 404 97.6 24 77.4 374 99.2 1,240 97.6 58 79.5 1,168 99.1
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 3.2 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 2.7 0 0.0
Home Birth 2 0.5 1 3.2 1 0.3 3 0.2 1 1.4 2 0.2
Other Facility 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 11 0.9 0 0.0 9 0.8
Outside Alaska 5 1.2 5 16.1 0 0.0 14 1.1 12 16.4 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 360 88.5 23 76.7 332 89.2 1,093 87.1 53 74.6 1,024 87.7
Vaginal after C-Section 10 2.5 0 0.0 10 2.7 37 2.9 0 0.0 37 3.2
Primary C-Section 21 5.2 2 6.7 19 5.1 73 5.8 9 12.7 64 5.5
Repeat C-Section 16 3.9 5 16.7 11 3.0 52 4.1 9 12.7 43 3.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 259 64.1 24 80.0 231 62.8 738 60.5 55 78.6 674 59.4
3rd Trimester 50 12.4 3 10.0 45 12.2 124 10.2 5 7.1 117 10.3
No Prenatal Care 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 8 0.7 1 1.4 5 0.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 28 6.9 3 10.0 25 6.8 117 9.6 10 14.3 107 9.5
Adequate 101 25.1 15 50.0 82 22.3 247 20.3 32 45.7 210 18.6
Intermediate 126 31.3 7 23.3 119 32.4 343 28.3 13 18.6 328 29.1
Inadequate 148 36.7 5 16.7 141 38.4 507 41.8 15 21.4 484 42.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 46 11.2 3 9.7 43 11.5 168 13.3 8 11.0 157 13.4
Low Birthweight Birth 24 5.8 1 3.2 23 6.1 75 5.9 3 4.2 71 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 Bethel1

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 433 100.0 25 100.0 402 100.0 1,275 100.0 70 100.0 1,189 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.7 4 0.3 0 0.0 4 0.3
15-19 56 12.9 1 4.0 54 13.4 183 14.4 2 2.9 179 15.1
20-24 122 28.2 2 8.0 118 29.4 380 29.8 8 11.4 368 31.0
25-29 119 27.5 9 36.0 110 27.4 308 24.2 20 28.6 286 24.1
30-34 74 17.1 9 36.0 64 15.9 219 17.2 25 35.7 189 15.9
35-39 45 10.4 4 16.0 39 9.7 139 10.9 11 15.7 125 10.5
40-44 10 2.3 0 0.0 10 2.5 32 2.5 3 4.3 29 2.4
45+ 4 0.9 0 0.0 4 1.0 10 0.8 1 1.4 9 0.8
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 14 3.3 1 4.8 13 3.3 50 4.0 1 1.5 49 4.2
Reported Smoking 67 15.6 2 8.3 64 16.0 210 16.6 5 7.2 204 17.3
Unwed 213 49.3 3 12.0 207 51.5 629 49.4 8 11.4 615 51.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 99 23.6 1 4.0 97 24.9 304 24.6 1 1.4 302 26.1
12 Years 253 60.2 8 32.0 243 62.3 746 60.3 15 21.7 727 62.9
12+ Years 68 16.2 16 64.0 50 12.8 188 15.2 53 76.8 126 10.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 423 97.7 20 80.0 400 99.5 1,247 97.8 59 84.3 1,176 98.9
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 4.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 2.9 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.3 1 1.4 3 0.3
Other Facility 3 0.7 0 0.0 2 0.5 11 0.9 0 0.0 9 0.8
Outside Alaska 6 1.4 4 16.0 0 0.0 11 0.9 8 11.4 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 367 85.7 18 75.0 344 86.2 1,090 86.2 52 75.4 1,025 86.8
Vaginal after C-Section 15 3.5 0 0.0 15 3.8 43 3.4 0 0.0 43 3.6
Primary C-Section 24 5.6 4 16.7 20 5.0 80 6.3 11 15.9 67 5.7
Repeat C-Section 22 5.1 2 8.3 20 5.0 52 4.1 6 8.7 46 3.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 248 58.5 19 79.2 227 57.2 714 58.9 56 82.4 649 57.3
3rd Trimester 46 10.8 2 8.3 44 11.1 109 9.0 2 2.9 107 9.4
No Prenatal Care 3 0.7 1 4.2 1 0.3 9 0.7 1 1.5 6 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 47 11.1 4 16.7 43 10.9 143 11.9 14 21.5 128 11.4
Adequate 76 18.0 11 45.8 64 16.2 231 19.2 27 41.5 202 18.0
Intermediate 112 26.5 3 12.5 108 27.3 310 25.8 11 16.9 296 26.3
Inadequate 188 44.4 6 25.0 180 45.6 518 43.1 13 20.0 499 44.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 67 15.5 4 16.0 61 15.2 202 15.9 9 12.9 190 16.0
Low Birthweight Birth 19 4.4 2 8.3 16 4.0 78 6.2 3 4.3 74 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 Bethel1

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 423 100.0 17 100.0 400 100.0 1,241 100.0 74 100.0 1,153 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 69 16.3 1 5.9 67 16.8 173 13.9 2 2.7 169 14.7
20-24 129 30.5 1 5.9 127 31.8 391 31.5 11 14.9 376 32.6
25-29 89 21.0 4 23.5 84 21.0 300 24.2 16 21.6 282 24.5
30-34 73 17.3 8 47.1 63 15.8 201 16.2 24 32.4 173 15.0
35-39 49 11.6 2 11.8 46 11.5 131 10.6 12 16.2 117 10.1
40-44 12 2.8 1 5.9 11 2.8 38 3.1 8 10.8 30 2.6
45+ 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 6 0.5 1 1.4 5 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 21 5.0 0 0.0 21 5.3 58 4.7 1 1.4 57 5.0
Reported Smoking 78 18.7 0 0.0 78 19.8 206 16.7 5 6.8 201 17.6
Unwed 209 49.4 2 11.8 206 51.5 599 48.3 11 14.9 583 50.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 110 27.0 0 0.0 110 28.5 277 23.0 2 2.9 275 24.5
12 Years 239 58.7 2 12.5 236 61.1 757 62.9 9 12.9 745 66.3
12+ Years 58 14.3 14 87.5 40 10.4 170 14.1 59 84.3 104 9.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 413 97.6 14 82.4 394 98.5 1,221 98.4 66 89.2 1,142 99.0
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 2.7 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 4 0.3 1 1.4 3 0.3
Other Facility 6 1.4 0 0.0 5 1.3 8 0.6 0 0.0 7 0.6
Outside Alaska 3 0.7 3 17.6 0 0.0 6 0.5 5 6.8 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 366 87.1 12 70.6 348 87.7 1,070 86.6 57 77.0 1,002 87.4
Vaginal after C-Section 12 2.9 0 0.0 12 3.0 42 3.4 0 0.0 42 3.7
Primary C-Section 28 6.7 3 17.6 25 6.3 81 6.6 10 13.5 68 5.9
Repeat C-Section 14 3.3 2 11.8 12 3.0 42 3.4 7 9.5 35 3.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 231 59.1 12 75.0 216 58.4 694 58.8 55 76.4 630 57.5
3rd Trimester 28 7.2 0 0.0 28 7.6 101 8.6 2 2.8 99 9.0
No Prenatal Care 4 1.0 0 0.0 3 0.8 7 0.6 0 0.0 6 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 42 10.8 3 18.8 39 10.6 135 11.6 14 20.3 120 11.0
Adequate 70 18.0 6 37.5 64 17.4 219 18.8 27 39.1 191 17.6
Intermediate 105 27.1 3 18.8 101 27.5 313 26.8 13 18.8 296 27.3
Inadequate 171 44.1 4 25.0 163 44.4 499 42.8 15 21.7 479 44.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 55 13.0 1 5.9 53 13.3 189 15.2 5 6.8 182 15.8
Low Birthweight Birth 32 7.6 0 0.0 32 8.0 83 6.7 1 1.4 81 7.1
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 419 100.0 28 100.0 387 100.0 1,273 100.0 88 100.0 1,174 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 4 0.3 0 0.0 4 0.3
15-19 58 13.8 0 0.0 58 15.0 173 13.6 1 1.1 171 14.6
20-24 129 30.8 5 17.9 123 31.8 398 31.3 17 19.3 377 32.1
25-29 100 23.9 7 25.0 92 23.8 317 24.9 24 27.3 291 24.8
30-34 72 17.2 8 28.6 62 16.0 212 16.7 24 27.3 185 15.8
35-39 45 10.7 5 17.9 40 10.3 128 10.1 14 15.9 113 9.6
40-44 10 2.4 2 7.1 8 2.1 37 2.9 7 8.0 30 2.6
45+ 4 1.0 1 3.6 3 0.8 4 0.3 1 1.1 3 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 15 3.6 0 0.0 15 3.9 56 4.5 2 2.4 54 4.6
Reported Smoking 65 15.6 3 10.7 62 16.1 202 16.0 8 9.2 194 16.6
Unwed 207 49.4 3 10.7 202 52.2 592 46.5 11 12.5 576 49.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 95 23.1 0 0.0 95 25.1 266 21.6 2 2.4 264 23.2
12 Years 254 61.8 5 17.9 248 65.4 790 64.3 18 22.0 769 67.5
12+ Years 62 15.1 23 82.1 36 9.5 173 14.1 62 75.6 106 9.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 411 98.1 25 89.3 382 98.7 1,257 98.7 79 89.8 1,167 99.4
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 3.6 0 0.0 3 0.2 3 3.4 0 0.0
Home Birth 3 0.7 1 3.6 2 0.5 4 0.3 2 2.3 2 0.2
Other Facility 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 4 0.3 0 0.0 4 0.3
Outside Alaska 2 0.5 1 3.6 1 0.3 5 0.4 4 4.5 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 357 85.6 22 78.6 333 86.5 1,088 86.2 67 77.0 1,015 87.1
Vaginal after C-Section 16 3.8 0 0.0 16 4.2 50 4.0 0 0.0 50 4.3
Primary C-Section 28 6.7 4 14.3 22 5.7 81 6.4 12 13.8 65 5.6
Repeat C-Section 16 3.8 2 7.1 14 3.6 43 3.4 8 9.2 35 3.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 235 59.0 25 89.3 206 56.3 751 61.2 64 77.1 678 59.7
3rd Trimester 35 8.8 0 0.0 35 9.6 108 8.8 6 7.2 102 9.0
No Prenatal Care 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 8 0.7 1 1.3 7 0.6
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 54 13.8 7 28.0 46 12.7 138 11.4 17 21.5 120 10.7
Adequate 85 21.7 10 40.0 74 20.4 256 21.1 30 38.0 223 19.8
Intermediate 93 23.8 5 20.0 87 24.0 330 27.2 15 19.0 311 27.6
Inadequate 159 40.7 3 12.0 156 43.0 490 40.4 17 21.5 472 41.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 80 19.1 4 14.3 76 19.6 214 16.8 5 5.7 207 17.6
Low Birthweight Birth 27 6.5 1 3.6 26 6.8 76 6.0 1 1.1 74 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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Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 399 100.0 29 100.0 366 100.0 1,274 100.0 82 100.0 1,182 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.3
15-19 46 11.5 1 3.4 44 12.0 164 12.9 1 1.2 162 13.7
20-24 133 33.3 5 17.2 126 34.4 383 30.1 14 17.1 366 31.0
25-29 111 27.8 5 17.2 106 29.0 349 27.4 26 31.7 322 27.2
30-34 56 14.0 8 27.6 48 13.1 217 17.0 25 30.5 188 15.9
35-39 37 9.3 5 17.2 31 8.5 119 9.3 10 12.2 108 9.1
40-44 16 4.0 5 17.2 11 3.0 37 2.9 6 7.3 31 2.6
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 0 0.0 2 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 22 5.5 1 3.6 21 5.8 65 5.2 2 2.6 63 5.4
Reported Smoking 63 15.8 2 6.9 61 16.7 233 18.4 7 8.6 226 19.3
Unwed 183 46.0 6 20.7 175 47.9 563 44.4 11 13.4 549 46.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 72 18.7 2 7.7 70 19.5 264 21.5 2 2.6 262 22.9
12 Years 264 68.4 2 7.7 261 72.7 788 64.3 17 22.4 768 67.2
12+ Years 50 13.0 22 84.6 28 7.8 174 14.2 57 75.0 113 9.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 397 99.5 27 93.1 366 100.0 1,258 98.7 74 90.2 1,174 99.3
Birthing Center 1 0.3 1 3.4 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 2.4 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 1 1.2 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 0.5 0 0.0 7 0.6
Outside Alaska 1 0.3 1 3.4 0 0.0 6 0.5 5 6.1 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 347 87.2 23 79.3 321 87.9 1,090 86.8 61 76.3 1,022 87.6
Vaginal after C-Section 14 3.5 0 0.0 14 3.8 56 4.5 1 1.3 55 4.7
Primary C-Section 25 6.3 3 10.3 21 5.8 76 6.1 11 13.8 63 5.4
Repeat C-Section 12 3.0 3 10.3 9 2.5 34 2.7 7 8.8 27 2.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 228 58.3 18 64.3 208 57.8 777 62.4 57 74.0 713 61.5
3rd Trimester 38 9.7 2 7.1 36 10.0 131 10.5 7 9.1 124 10.7
No Prenatal Care 1 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 7 0.6 1 1.3 6 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 39 10.1 4 14.3 35 9.8 145 11.8 14 18.7 131 11.4
Adequate 64 16.5 11 39.3 53 14.9 269 21.8 29 38.7 237 20.6
Intermediate 115 29.7 5 17.9 108 30.3 323 26.2 14 18.7 304 26.4
Inadequate 169 43.7 8 28.6 160 44.9 497 40.3 18 24.0 478 41.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 54 13.5 0 0.0 53 14.5 182 14.3 1 1.2 179 15.2
Low Birthweight Birth 24 6.0 0 0.0 23 6.3 70 5.5 0 0.0 69 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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Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 455 100.0 31 100.0 421 100.0 1,301 100.0 82 100.0 1,213 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.7 3 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.2
15-19 69 15.2 0 0.0 69 16.4 170 13.1 2 2.4 168 13.8
20-24 136 29.9 7 22.6 128 30.4 362 27.8 11 13.4 350 28.9
25-29 106 23.3 12 38.7 93 22.1 351 27.0 29 35.4 321 26.5
30-34 84 18.5 8 25.8 75 17.8 252 19.4 30 36.6 218 18.0
35-39 46 10.1 4 12.9 42 10.0 125 9.6 9 11.0 116 9.6
40-44 11 2.4 0 0.0 11 2.6 34 2.6 1 1.2 33 2.7
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.3 0 0.0 4 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 19 4.3 1 3.6 18 4.3 50 3.9 1 1.3 49 4.1
Reported Smoking 74 16.4 3 10.0 71 17.0 252 19.5 7 8.6 245 20.3
Unwed 202 44.4 2 6.5 199 47.3 582 44.9 9 11.0 572 47.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 99 22.9 0 0.0 99 24.7 268 21.4 2 2.6 266 22.8
12 Years 272 63.0 11 39.3 260 64.8 804 64.3 24 31.2 778 66.6
12+ Years 61 14.1 17 60.7 42 10.5 179 14.3 51 66.2 124 10.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 449 98.7 27 87.1 419 99.5 1,272 97.8 71 86.6 1,195 98.5
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 3.2 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 2.4 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.2 1 3.2 0 0.0 3 0.2 2 2.4 1 0.1
Other Facility 2 0.4 0 0.0 2 0.5 16 1.2 1 1.2 15 1.2
Outside Alaska 2 0.4 2 6.5 0 0.0 8 0.6 6 7.3 2 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 384 85.9 22 73.3 361 87.0 1,114 87.0 63 80.8 1,047 87.5
Vaginal after C-Section 20 4.5 0 0.0 20 4.8 58 4.5 1 1.3 57 4.8
Primary C-Section 28 6.3 5 16.7 22 5.3 75 5.9 9 11.5 65 5.4
Repeat C-Section 15 3.4 3 10.0 12 2.9 33 2.6 5 6.4 28 2.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 288 65.6 21 77.8 264 64.5 833 65.5 62 79.5 766 64.5
3rd Trimester 35 8.0 4 14.8 31 7.6 132 10.4 9 11.5 123 10.4
No Prenatal Care 5 1.1 1 3.8 4 1.0 7 0.6 1 1.3 6 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 45 10.3 6 23.1 39 9.6 159 12.6 19 25.0 140 11.9
Adequate 107 24.5 9 34.6 96 23.6 278 22.1 27 35.5 248 21.1
Intermediate 122 28.0 5 19.2 116 28.5 333 26.4 14 18.4 316 26.8
Inadequate 162 37.2 6 23.1 156 38.3 489 38.8 16 21.1 473 40.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 80 17.7 1 3.3 78 18.6 189 14.6 5 6.2 183 15.1
Low Birthweight Birth 25 5.5 0 0.0 25 6.0 69 5.3 1 1.2 68 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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Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 420 100.0 22 100.0 395 100.0 1,262 100.0 80 100.0 1,174 100.0
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 49 11.7 0 0.0 49 12.4 139 11.0 5 6.3 134 11.4
20-24 114 27.1 2 9.1 112 28.4 362 28.7 9 11.3 353 30.1
25-29 132 31.4 9 40.9 123 31.1 352 27.9 23 28.8 326 27.8
30-34 77 18.3 9 40.9 65 16.5 248 19.7 31 38.8 212 18.1
35-39 36 8.6 1 4.5 35 8.9 125 9.9 9 11.3 116 9.9
40-44 10 2.4 1 4.5 9 2.3 29 2.3 3 3.8 26 2.2
45+ 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 6 0.5 0 0.0 6 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 24 5.8 0 0.0 24 6.2 55 4.4 2 2.6 53 4.5
Reported Smoking 96 23.0 2 9.1 94 24.0 245 19.5 10 12.5 235 20.1
Unwed 178 42.8 3 13.6 175 44.8 568 45.2 19 23.8 548 46.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 93 22.8 0 0.0 93 24.3 253 20.7 6 7.8 246 21.6
12 Years 252 61.8 4 18.2 247 64.5 795 65.0 17 22.1 774 68.0
12+ Years 63 15.4 18 81.8 43 11.2 176 14.4 54 70.1 119 10.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 412 98.1 20 90.9 389 98.5 1,231 97.5 71 88.8 1,152 98.1
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 2.5 0 0.0
Home Birth 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.3 1 1.3 3 0.3
Other Facility 5 1.2 0 0.0 5 1.3 18 1.4 1 1.3 17 1.4
Outside Alaska 3 0.7 2 9.1 1 0.3 7 0.6 5 6.3 2 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 359 87.3 16 76.2 340 87.9 1,094 87.7 64 84.2 1,023 87.9
Vaginal after C-Section 22 5.4 1 4.8 21 5.4 60 4.8 2 2.6 58 5.0
Primary C-Section 23 5.6 3 14.3 20 5.2 75 6.0 8 10.5 66 5.7
Repeat C-Section 7 1.7 1 4.8 6 1.6 19 1.5 2 2.6 17 1.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 261 62.7 18 81.8 241 61.6 866 70.2 63 78.8 797 69.5
3rd Trimester 58 13.9 1 4.5 57 14.6 117 9.5 6 7.5 111 9.7
No Prenatal Care 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 4 0.3 0 0.0 4 0.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 61 14.8 4 19.0 57 14.7 168 13.8 23 29.1 144 12.7
Adequate 98 23.8 9 42.9 88 22.7 274 22.5 25 31.6 247 21.8
Intermediate 86 20.9 4 19.0 80 20.7 332 27.2 17 21.5 310 27.4
Inadequate 166 40.4 4 19.0 162 41.9 445 36.5 14 17.7 431 38.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 48 11.4 0 0.0 48 12.2 163 12.9 6 7.5 157 13.4
Low Birthweight Birth 21 5.0 0 0.0 21 5.3 64 5.1 2 2.5 62 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.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 426 100.0 29 100.0 397 100.0 1,263 100.0 85 100.0 1,170 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 0 0.0 2 0.2
15-19 52 12.2 2 6.9 50 12.6 136 10.8 6 7.1 130 11.1
20-24 112 26.3 2 6.9 110 27.7 372 29.5 11 12.9 359 30.7
25-29 113 26.5 8 27.6 105 26.4 320 25.3 19 22.4 298 25.5
30-34 91 21.4 13 44.8 78 19.6 261 20.7 33 38.8 226 19.3
35-39 43 10.1 4 13.8 39 9.8 138 10.9 13 15.3 124 10.6
40-44 13 3.1 0 0.0 13 3.3 28 2.2 3 3.5 25 2.1
45+ 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 5 0.4 0 0.0 5 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 7 1.7 0 0.0 7 1.8 58 4.6 3 3.7 55 4.7
Reported Smoking 82 19.3 2 6.9 80 20.3 213 16.9 10 11.8 203 17.4
Unwed 202 47.4 4 13.8 198 49.9 564 44.7 19 22.4 542 46.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 76 18.5 2 7.4 74 19.3 244 19.8 7 8.5 236 20.6
12 Years 280 68.1 9 33.3 271 70.6 814 66.0 21 25.6 787 68.8
12+ Years 55 13.4 16 59.3 39 10.2 176 14.3 54 65.9 121 10.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 411 96.5 24 82.8 387 97.5 1,234 97.7 77 90.6 1,149 98.2
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 3.4 0 0.0 2 0.2 2 2.4 0 0.0
Home Birth 2 0.5 1 3.4 1 0.3 4 0.3 1 1.2 3 0.3
Other Facility 9 2.1 1 3.4 8 2.0 18 1.4 1 1.2 17 1.5
Outside Alaska 3 0.7 2 6.9 1 0.3 5 0.4 4 4.7 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 371 87.9 25 92.6 346 87.6 1,111 88.3 70 85.4 1,034 88.5
Vaginal after C-Section 16 3.8 0 0.0 16 4.1 56 4.5 1 1.2 55 4.7
Primary C-Section 24 5.7 1 3.7 23 5.8 69 5.5 8 9.8 60 5.1
Repeat C-Section 11 2.6 1 3.7 10 2.5 22 1.7 3 3.7 19 1.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 284 68.3 23 79.3 261 67.4 942 76.6 68 80.0 867 76.3
3rd Trimester 39 9.4 4 13.8 35 9.0 83 6.7 5 5.9 78 6.9
No Prenatal Care 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 6 0.5 0 0.0 6 0.5
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 53 12.9 9 31.0 44 11.5 169 13.9 27 31.8 141 12.5
Adequate 73 17.7 9 31.0 64 16.7 281 23.1 25 29.4 255 22.6
Intermediate 125 30.3 5 17.2 120 31.3 365 29.9 18 21.2 343 30.5
Inadequate 161 39.1 6 20.7 155 40.5 404 33.1 15 17.6 387 34.4
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 61 14.4 4 13.8 57 14.5 172 13.7 12 14.1 159 13.6
Low Birthweight Birth 23 5.4 1 3.4 22 5.6 63 5.0 5 5.9 58 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.
 
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Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 416 100.0 29 100.0 382 100.0 1,229 100.0 75 100.0 1,144 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.3 0 0.0 4 0.3
15-19 38 9.1 3 10.3 35 9.2 117 9.5 6 8.0 111 9.7
20-24 136 32.7 5 17.2 131 34.3 382 31.1 11 14.7 369 32.3
25-29 107 25.7 6 20.7 98 25.7 315 25.6 18 24.0 292 25.5
30-34 80 19.2 9 31.0 69 18.1 252 20.5 25 33.3 225 19.7
35-39 46 11.1 4 13.8 42 11.0 131 10.7 10 13.3 120 10.5
40-44 6 1.4 2 6.9 4 1.0 24 2.0 5 6.7 19 1.7
45+ 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 3 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 24 5.8 2 7.1 22 5.8 86 7.0 3 4.1 83 7.3
Reported Smoking 67 16.1 6 20.7 61 16.0 193 15.7 12 16.0 181 15.8
Unwed 188 45.2 12 41.4 175 45.8 531 43.2 22 29.3 506 44.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 84 20.7 4 14.3 79 21.2 247 20.4 5 6.8 241 21.4
12 Years 263 64.9 4 14.3 256 68.8 779 64.4 17 23.0 756 67.1
12+ Years 58 14.3 20 71.4 37 9.9 184 15.2 52 70.3 129 11.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 408 98.1 27 93.1 376 98.4 1,207 98.2 72 96.0 1,125 98.3
Birthing Center 1 0.2 1 3.4 0 0.0 1 0.1 1 1.3 0 0.0
Home Birth 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 3 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.3
Other Facility 4 1.0 0 0.0 4 1.0 15 1.2 0 0.0 15 1.3
Outside Alaska 1 0.2 1 3.4 0 0.0 3 0.2 2 2.7 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 364 87.7 23 82.1 337 88.2 1,097 89.3 63 85.1 1,025 89.6
Vaginal after C-Section 22 5.3 1 3.6 21 5.5 55 4.5 1 1.4 54 4.7
Primary C-Section 28 6.7 4 14.3 23 6.0 61 5.0 8 10.8 52 4.5
Repeat C-Section 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 15 1.2 2 2.7 13 1.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 321 79.9 22 75.9 295 80.2 937 78.3 61 82.4 867 77.9
3rd Trimester 20 5.0 1 3.4 19 5.2 70 5.8 1 1.4 69 6.2
No Prenatal Care 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.6 8 0.7 0 0.0 8 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 54 13.6 10 34.5 43 11.9 184 15.5 22 29.7 160 14.5
Adequate 103 26.0 7 24.1 95 26.2 319 26.9 23 31.1 295 26.7
Intermediate 121 30.6 8 27.6 110 30.4 334 28.1 14 18.9 316 28.6
Inadequate 118 29.8 4 13.8 114 31.5 351 29.5 15 20.3 333 30.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 54 13.0 2 6.9 52 13.6 161 13.1 10 13.3 150 13.1
Low Birthweight Birth 20 4.8 1 3.4 19 5.0 56 4.6 4 5.3 52 4.5
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.
 
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Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 421 100.0 27 100.0 391 100.0 1,196 100.0 79 100.0 1,109 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 5 0.4 0 0.0 5 0.5
15-19 46 10.9 1 3.7 45 11.5 112 9.4 4 5.1 108 9.7
20-24 124 29.5 4 14.8 118 30.2 355 29.7 8 10.1 345 31.1
25-29 100 23.8 5 18.5 95 24.3 317 26.5 17 21.5 296 26.7
30-34 90 21.4 11 40.7 79 20.2 252 21.1 27 34.2 225 20.3
35-39 49 11.6 5 18.5 43 11.0 121 10.1 16 20.3 103 9.3
40-44 9 2.1 1 3.7 8 2.0 28 2.3 6 7.6 22 2.0
45+ 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 6 0.5 1 1.3 5 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 27 6.4 1 3.7 26 6.6 85 7.1 1 1.3 84 7.6
Reported Smoking 64 15.2 2 7.4 62 15.9 176 14.8 10 13.0 166 15.0
Unwed 174 41.3 3 11.1 169 43.2 503 42.1 16 20.5 484 43.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 84 20.1 1 3.7 83 21.4 233 19.8 2 2.6 231 21.2
12 Years 271 64.8 8 29.6 260 67.0 740 63.0 18 23.1 717 65.9
12+ Years 63 15.1 18 66.7 45 11.6 201 17.1 58 74.4 140 12.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 415 98.6 26 96.3 386 98.7 1,168 97.7 73 92.4 1,087 98.0
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 3 0.3 1 1.3 2 0.2
Other Facility 5 1.2 0 0.0 5 1.3 19 1.6 0 0.0 19 1.7
Outside Alaska 1 0.2 1 3.7 0 0.0 6 0.5 5 6.3 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 376 89.3 22 81.5 351 89.8 1,089 91.2 65 84.4 1,018 91.8
Vaginal after C-Section 18 4.3 0 0.0 18 4.6 44 3.7 0 0.0 43 3.9
Primary C-Section 17 4.0 3 11.1 14 3.6 43 3.6 8 10.4 34 3.1
Repeat C-Section 10 2.4 2 7.4 8 2.0 18 1.5 4 5.2 14 1.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 337 81.8 23 85.2 311 81.4 918 78.1 65 85.5 845 77.5
3rd Trimester 24 5.8 0 0.0 24 6.3 64 5.4 2 2.6 62 5.7
No Prenatal Care 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.8 7 0.6 1 1.3 6 0.6
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 62 15.1 8 29.6 54 14.2 253 21.6 25 32.5 226 20.8
Adequate 105 25.5 9 33.3 96 25.2 326 27.9 26 33.8 298 27.5
Intermediate 119 29.0 5 18.5 113 29.7 291 24.9 9 11.7 281 25.9
Inadequate 125 30.4 5 18.5 118 31.0 300 25.6 17 22.1 280 25.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 57 13.5 6 22.2 50 12.8 162 13.6 11 14.1 150 13.6
Low Birthweight Birth 20 4.8 3 11.1 17 4.3 53 4.4 6 7.8 47 4.2
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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Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 392 100.0 19 100.0 371 100.0 1,180 100.0 77 100.0 1,092 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 3 0.3 0 0.0 3 0.3
15-19 33 8.4 2 10.5 31 8.4 112 9.5 4 5.2 108 9.9
20-24 122 31.1 2 10.5 120 32.3 351 29.7 9 11.7 341 31.2
25-29 108 27.6 7 36.8 99 26.7 335 28.4 20 26.0 309 28.3
30-34 82 20.9 5 26.3 77 20.8 241 20.4 23 29.9 216 19.8
35-39 36 9.2 1 5.3 35 9.4 108 9.2 15 19.5 91 8.3
40-44 9 2.3 2 10.5 7 1.9 23 1.9 5 6.5 18 1.6
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 0.6 1 1.3 6 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 35 9.0 0 0.0 35 9.5 106 9.0 2 2.7 104 9.6
Reported Smoking 62 15.9 4 21.1 58 15.7 177 15.1 10 13.5 167 15.3
Unwed 169 43.1 7 36.8 162 43.7 488 41.4 17 22.4 470 43.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 79 20.4 0 0.0 79 21.6 222 19.5 1 1.3 220 21.0
12 Years 245 63.3 5 26.3 240 65.6 723 63.6 21 27.6 698 66.5
12+ Years 63 16.3 14 73.7 47 12.8 192 16.9 54 71.1 132 12.6
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 384 98.0 19 100.0 363 97.8 1,149 97.4 69 89.6 1,069 97.9
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 1 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 6 0.5 2 2.6 4 0.4
Other Facility 6 1.5 0 0.0 6 1.6 17 1.4 0 0.0 17 1.6
Outside Alaska 1 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 8 0.7 6 7.8 2 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 357 91.1 18 94.7 337 90.8 1,068 90.7 61 82.4 1,000 91.6
Vaginal after C-Section 15 3.8 0 0.0 15 4.0 40 3.4 1 1.4 38 3.5
Primary C-Section 16 4.1 1 5.3 15 4.0 54 4.6 6 8.1 45 4.1
Repeat C-Section 4 1.0 0 0.0 4 1.1 15 1.3 6 8.1 9 0.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 279 72.8 16 88.9 261 71.9 904 77.6 61 82.4 832 77.0
3rd Trimester 26 6.8 0 0.0 26 7.2 56 4.8 5 6.8 51 4.7
No Prenatal Care 3 0.8 0 0.0 3 0.8 4 0.3 1 1.3 3 0.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 68 17.8 4 22.2 63 17.5 356 30.9 27 36.0 325 30.5
Adequate 111 29.1 7 38.9 104 28.8 332 28.8 24 32.0 305 28.6
Intermediate 94 24.7 1 5.6 93 25.8 226 19.6 9 12.0 214 20.1
Inadequate 108 28.3 6 33.3 101 28.0 238 20.7 15 20.0 222 20.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 50 12.8 2 10.5 48 13.0 155 13.2 6 7.9 148 13.6
Low Birthweight Birth 16 4.1 0 0.0 16 4.3 48 4.1 3 4.0 45 4.1
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 383 100.0 33 100.0 347 100.0 1,234 100.0 98 100.0 1,125 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 33 8.6 1 3.0 32 9.2 127 10.3 2 2.0 124 11.0
20-24 109 28.5 2 6.1 107 30.8 354 28.7 16 16.3 336 29.9
25-29 109 28.5 5 15.2 102 29.4 365 29.6 25 25.5 336 29.9
30-34 80 20.9 11 33.3 69 19.9 239 19.4 27 27.6 210 18.7
35-39 36 9.4 10 30.3 25 7.2 113 9.2 22 22.4 89 7.9
40-44 10 2.6 3 9.1 7 2.0 25 2.0 5 5.1 20 1.8
45+ 5 1.3 1 3.0 4 1.2 10 0.8 1 1.0 9 0.8
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 23 6.1 0 0.0 23 6.7 152 12.4 5 5.4 147 13.1
Reported Smoking 50 13.2 4 12.9 46 13.4 187 15.3 8 8.5 179 16.0
Unwed 160 41.9 6 18.8 153 44.1 505 41.0 21 21.6 482 42.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 70 19.0 1 3.1 69 20.7 235 19.8 2 2.1 232 21.5
12 Years 224 60.7 5 15.6 217 65.0 747 63.0 30 30.9 712 66.1
12+ Years 75 20.3 26 81.3 48 14.4 203 17.1 65 67.0 133 12.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 369 96.3 28 84.8 338 97.4 1,197 97.0 89 90.8 1,097 97.5
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Home Birth 2 0.5 1 3.0 1 0.3 9 0.7 2 2.0 7 0.6
Other Facility 8 2.1 0 0.0 8 2.3 20 1.6 0 0.0 20 1.8
Outside Alaska 4 1.0 4 12.1 0 0.0 8 0.6 7 7.1 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 356 93.4 25 80.6 330 95.1 1,125 91.5 74 78.7 1,044 92.8
Vaginal after C-Section 11 2.9 0 0.0 10 2.9 37 3.0 2 2.1 34 3.0
Primary C-Section 10 2.6 4 12.9 5 1.4 53 4.3 10 10.6 40 3.6
Repeat C-Section 4 1.0 2 6.5 2 0.6 15 1.2 8 8.5 7 0.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 302 79.5 26 83.9 273 78.9 950 77.8 79 83.2 862 77.3
3rd Trimester 14 3.7 2 6.5 12 3.5 44 3.6 5 5.3 39 3.5
No Prenatal Care 1 0.3 1 3.1 0 0.0 3 0.2 1 1.0 1 0.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 123 32.5 13 40.6 109 31.8 434 36.1 34 35.4 397 36.3
Adequate 110 29.1 10 31.3 98 28.6 365 30.4 37 38.5 324 29.6
Intermediate 78 20.6 3 9.4 75 21.9 198 16.5 14 14.6 181 16.5
Inadequate 67 17.7 6 18.8 61 17.8 205 17.1 11 11.5 193 17.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 55 14.4 3 9.4 52 15.0 161 13.1 8 8.2 152 13.5
Low Birthweight Birth 17 4.5 3 9.7 14 4.0 44 3.6 4 4.2 40 3.6
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Birth Profile for Bethel1

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 405 100.0 25 100.0 374 100.0 1,259 100.0 92 100.0 1,153 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 46 11.4 1 4.0 45 12.0 141 11.2 4 4.3 135 11.7
20-24 120 29.6 5 20.0 114 30.5 364 28.9 17 18.5 344 29.8
25-29 118 29.1 8 32.0 108 28.9 372 29.5 26 28.3 342 29.7
30-34 79 19.5 7 28.0 70 18.7 228 18.1 20 21.7 204 17.7
35-39 36 8.9 4 16.0 31 8.3 118 9.4 23 25.0 94 8.2
40-44 4 1.0 0 0.0 4 1.1 29 2.3 2 2.2 27 2.3
45+ 2 0.5 0 0.0 2 0.5 6 0.5 0 0.0 6 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 48 11.9 2 8.3 46 12.3 194 15.5 5 5.6 189 16.4
Reported Smoking 65 16.1 2 8.3 63 16.8 213 17.0 7 7.8 206 17.9
Unwed 159 39.3 4 16.0 155 41.4 504 40.1 18 19.6 483 41.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 73 19.2 0 0.0 72 20.6 245 20.2 3 3.3 241 21.7
12 Years 254 66.7 11 44.0 241 68.9 779 64.1 32 34.8 741 66.8
12+ Years 54 14.2 14 56.0 37 10.6 191 15.7 57 62.0 128 11.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 396 97.8 22 88.0 368 98.4 1,222 97.1 87 94.6 1,122 97.3
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Home Birth 3 0.7 1 4.0 2 0.5 13 1.0 2 2.2 10 0.9
Other Facility 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.8 19 1.5 0 0.0 19 1.6
Outside Alaska 3 0.7 2 8.0 1 0.3 4 0.3 3 3.3 1 0.1
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 355 87.9 18 75.0 333 89.0 1,126 89.9 67 74.4 1,048 91.2
Vaginal after C-Section 14 3.5 1 4.2 13 3.5 44 3.5 3 3.3 41 3.6
Primary C-Section 28 6.9 1 4.2 25 6.7 66 5.3 12 13.3 52 4.5
Repeat C-Section 7 1.7 4 16.7 3 0.8 16 1.3 8 8.9 8 0.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 323 80.3 19 76.0 298 80.3 962 77.5 76 84.4 875 76.9
3rd Trimester 16 4.0 3 12.0 13 3.5 38 3.1 3 3.3 35 3.1
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 0.5 0 0.0 5 0.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 165 42.0 10 40.0 153 42.3 459 37.4 31 34.4 424 37.8
Adequate 111 28.2 7 28.0 103 28.5 378 30.8 36 40.0 337 30.0
Intermediate 54 13.7 5 20.0 46 12.7 190 15.5 15 16.7 171 15.2
Inadequate 63 16.0 3 12.0 60 16.6 199 16.2 8 8.9 190 16.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 50 12.3 1 4.0 48 12.8 167 13.3 10 10.9 156 13.6
Low Birthweight Birth 15 3.7 0 0.0 15 4.0 51 4.1 5 5.4 46 4.0
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 Bethel1

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 446 100.0 40 100.0 404 100.0 1,314 100.0 117 100.0 1,183 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 48 10.8 0 0.0 47 11.6 135 10.3 4 3.4 129 10.9
20-24 125 28.0 9 22.5 115 28.5 381 29.0 24 20.5 355 30.0
25-29 138 30.9 12 30.0 126 31.2 391 29.8 30 25.6 357 30.2
30-34 80 17.9 9 22.5 71 17.6 251 19.1 31 26.5 214 18.1
35-39 41 9.2 8 20.0 33 8.2 115 8.8 23 19.7 92 7.8
40-44 11 2.5 2 5.0 9 2.2 32 2.4 5 4.3 27 2.3
45+ 3 0.7 0 0.0 3 0.7 8 0.6 0 0.0 8 0.7
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 81 18.2 3 7.7 78 19.4 209 16.0 8 7.0 200 16.9
Reported Smoking 72 16.2 2 5.1 70 17.4 216 16.5 12 10.4 203 17.2
Unwed 186 41.7 11 27.5 174 43.1 512 39.0 21 17.9 486 41.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 92 21.1 1 2.5 91 23.2 255 19.9 4 3.4 251 21.7
12 Years 269 61.8 14 35.0 254 64.6 802 62.5 34 29.3 762 65.9
12+ Years 74 17.0 25 62.5 48 12.2 227 17.7 78 67.2 143 12.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 432 96.9 39 97.5 391 96.8 1,273 96.9 108 92.3 1,152 97.4
Birthing Center 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Home Birth 4 0.9 0 0.0 4 1.0 13 1.0 1 0.9 11 0.9
Other Facility 9 2.0 0 0.0 9 2.2 19 1.4 0 0.0 19 1.6
Outside Alaska 1 0.2 1 2.5 0 0.0 8 0.6 8 6.8 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 414 93.0 31 79.5 381 94.3 1,186 90.8 88 75.9 1,087 92.4
Vaginal after C-Section 12 2.7 1 2.6 11 2.7 41 3.1 4 3.4 36 3.1
Primary C-Section 15 3.4 5 12.8 10 2.5 64 4.9 17 14.7 46 3.9
Repeat C-Section 4 0.9 2 5.1 2 0.5 15 1.1 7 6.0 8 0.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 325 74.0 34 87.2 291 73.1 965 75.0 99 86.8 857 73.9
3rd Trimester 14 3.2 0 0.0 14 3.5 39 3.0 1 0.9 38 3.3
No Prenatal Care 2 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.3 11 0.9 1 0.9 9 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 146 33.9 11 28.2 135 34.6 463 36.1 38 33.0 422 36.6
Adequate 144 33.4 20 51.3 123 31.5 390 30.4 49 42.6 334 29.0
Intermediate 66 15.3 6 15.4 60 15.4 209 16.3 16 13.9 191 16.6
Inadequate 75 17.4 2 5.1 72 18.5 219 17.1 12 10.4 205 17.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 56 12.6 4 10.0 52 12.9 175 13.3 12 10.3 162 13.7
Low Birthweight Birth 12 2.7 1 2.5 11 2.7 60 4.6 6 5.1 53 4.5
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 Bethel1

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 408 100.0 27 100.0 375 100.0 1,288 100.0 103 100.0 1,170 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
15-19 47 11.5 3 11.1 43 11.5 133 10.3 6 5.8 126 10.8
20-24 119 29.2 3 11.1 115 30.7 382 29.7 20 19.4 361 30.9
25-29 116 28.4 6 22.2 108 28.8 381 29.6 25 24.3 349 29.8
30-34 69 16.9 4 14.8 63 16.8 246 19.1 30 29.1 210 17.9
35-39 41 10.0 11 40.7 30 8.0 109 8.5 18 17.5 91 7.8
40-44 14 3.4 0 0.0 14 3.7 29 2.3 4 3.9 25 2.1
45+ 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 7 0.5 0 0.0 7 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 65 16.0 0 0.0 65 17.4 184 14.4 7 6.9 176 15.1
Reported Smoking 76 18.7 3 11.1 73 19.6 256 20.0 14 13.7 241 20.7
Unwed 159 39.1 3 11.1 154 41.2 494 38.4 13 12.7 477 40.8
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 80 20.1 2 7.4 78 21.3 251 19.9 5 5.0 246 21.4
12 Years 256 64.2 7 25.9 246 67.0 794 62.9 21 20.8 767 66.8
12+ Years 63 15.8 18 66.7 43 11.7 217 17.2 75 74.3 135 11.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 394 96.6 26 96.3 363 96.8 1,249 97.0 91 88.3 1,144 97.8
Birthing Center 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.3 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.1
Home Birth 6 1.5 1 3.7 4 1.1 15 1.2 3 2.9 11 0.9
Other Facility 7 1.7 0 0.0 7 1.9 14 1.1 0 0.0 14 1.2
Outside Alaska 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 0.7 9 8.7 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 357 88.6 18 66.7 334 90.0 1,150 90.0 81 78.6 1,058 91.0
Vaginal after C-Section 18 4.5 1 3.7 17 4.6 35 2.7 3 2.9 31 2.7
Primary C-Section 23 5.7 6 22.2 17 4.6 76 5.9 14 13.6 61 5.2
Repeat C-Section 5 1.2 2 7.4 3 0.8 17 1.3 5 4.9 12 1.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 314 78.3 23 88.5 286 77.5 948 75.0 86 85.1 850 74.0
3rd Trimester 8 2.0 0 0.0 8 2.2 38 3.0 2 2.0 36 3.1
No Prenatal Care 4 1.0 0 0.0 4 1.1 12 0.9 1 1.0 11 1.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 148 36.8 10 38.5 136 36.8 510 40.3 36 35.3 471 41.0
Adequate 123 30.6 9 34.6 111 30.0 342 27.0 34 33.3 299 26.0
Intermediate 70 17.4 4 15.4 65 17.6 186 14.7 16 15.7 168 14.6
Inadequate 61 15.2 3 11.5 58 15.7 227 17.9 16 15.7 210 18.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 61 15.0 5 18.5 56 15.0 187 14.5 9 8.7 176 15.1
Low Birthweight Birth 24 5.9 4 14.8 20 5.3 75 5.8 5 4.9 69 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