Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,476 100.0 1,088 100.0 203 100.0 4,920 100.0 3,710 100.0 560 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 90 6.1 56 5.1 21 10.3 296 6.0 191 5.1 55 9.8
20-24 420 28.5 312 28.7 60 29.6 1,515 30.8 1,144 30.8 194 34.6
25-29 477 32.3 359 33.0 68 33.5 1,559 31.7 1,213 32.7 159 28.4
30-34 324 22.0 243 22.3 38 18.7 1,029 20.9 780 21.0 105 18.8
35-39 137 9.3 101 9.3 13 6.4 430 8.7 320 8.6 39 7.0
40-44 28 1.9 17 1.6 3 1.5 84 1.7 61 1.6 6 1.1
45+ 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.1 0 0.0 2 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 18 1.2 10 0.9 7 3.4 81 1.7 43 1.2 31 5.5
Reported Smoking 174 11.8 99 9.1 66 32.5 556 11.3 337 9.1 171 30.6
Unwed 415 28.1 226 20.8 132 65.0 1,204 24.5 701 18.9 326 58.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 71 6.6 42 5.2 24 16.8 320 7.4 219 6.6 75 15.4
12 Years 349 32.4 244 29.9 59 41.3 1,517 35.1 1,106 33.1 207 42.6
12+ Years 657 61.0 529 64.9 60 42.0 2,482 57.5 2,014 60.3 204 42.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,380 93.5 1,004 92.3 200 98.5 4,621 93.9 3,445 92.9 549 98.0
Birthing Center 62 4.2 54 5.0 3 1.5 186 3.8 167 4.5 8 1.4
Home Birth 17 1.2 17 1.6 0 0.0 69 1.4 67 1.8 2 0.4
Other Facility 7 0.5 7 0.6 0 0.0 7 0.1 7 0.2 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 10 0.7 6 0.6 0 0.0 37 0.8 24 0.6 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,081 73.8 794 73.7 163 80.7 3,658 75.5 2,761 75.6 438 79.2
Vaginal after C-Section 38 2.6 31 2.9 5 2.5 95 2.0 69 1.9 14 2.5
Primary C-Section 197 13.5 147 13.6 15 7.4 646 13.3 476 13.0 61 11.0
Repeat C-Section 148 10.1 106 9.8 19 9.4 443 9.1 345 9.4 40 7.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,100 79.5 837 82.1 136 70.8 3,744 80.8 2,880 82.0 396 75.3
3rd Trimester 92 6.7 57 5.6 17 8.9 240 5.2 171 4.9 30 5.7
No Prenatal Care 5 0.4 2 0.2 2 1.0 19 0.4 6 0.2 7 1.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 296 21.5 235 23.2 25 13.0 845 18.4 664 19.1 74 14.0
Adequate 677 49.1 513 50.5 84 43.8 2,040 44.3 1,564 44.9 217 41.0
Intermediate 186 13.5 133 13.1 33 17.2 1,021 22.2 782 22.5 115 21.7
Inadequate 220 16.0 134 13.2 50 26.0 694 15.1 470 13.5 123 23.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 149 10.1 99 9.1 26 12.8 504 10.3 352 9.5 72 12.9
Low Birthweight Birth 77 5.2 50 4.6 14 6.9 267 5.4 181 4.9 39 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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,679 100.0 1,284 100.0 167 100.0 5,001 100.0 3,803 100.0 550 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 3 0.1 2 0.1 0 0.0
15-19 95 5.7 64 5.0 15 9.0 313 6.3 202 5.3 63 11.5
20-24 526 31.3 393 30.6 65 38.9 1,555 31.1 1,163 30.6 204 37.1
25-29 534 31.8 428 33.3 48 28.7 1,598 32.0 1,263 33.2 150 27.3
30-34 337 20.1 261 20.3 24 14.4 1,014 20.3 784 20.6 89 16.2
35-39 153 9.1 113 8.8 12 7.2 426 8.5 323 8.5 33 6.0
40-44 30 1.8 24 1.9 2 1.2 84 1.7 65 1.7 8 1.5
45+ 2 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.6 5 0.1 1 0.0 3 0.5
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 26 1.6 16 1.3 8 4.8 76 1.5 40 1.1 29 5.3
Reported Smoking 172 10.3 111 8.6 44 26.3 580 11.7 357 9.4 166 30.3
Unwed 375 22.4 234 18.2 87 52.1 1,180 23.6 696 18.3 319 58.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 116 7.4 84 6.9 21 13.3 364 7.7 249 6.8 87 16.5
12 Years 555 35.4 404 33.0 75 47.5 1,733 36.7 1,285 35.0 228 43.3
12+ Years 899 57.3 738 60.2 62 39.2 2,622 55.6 2,134 58.2 212 40.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,586 94.5 1,201 93.5 164 98.2 4,695 93.9 3,533 92.9 533 96.9
Birthing Center 52 3.1 49 3.8 2 1.2 185 3.7 167 4.4 10 1.8
Home Birth 28 1.7 27 2.1 1 0.6 73 1.5 70 1.8 3 0.5
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.4
Outside Alaska 13 0.8 7 0.5 0 0.0 44 0.9 31 0.8 2 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,267 76.5 971 76.6 128 79.0 3,746 76.2 2,848 76.2 432 79.7
Vaginal after C-Section 33 2.0 23 1.8 6 3.7 74 1.5 50 1.3 12 2.2
Primary C-Section 212 12.8 154 12.1 21 13.0 636 12.9 471 12.6 60 11.1
Repeat C-Section 144 8.7 120 9.5 7 4.3 458 9.3 369 9.9 38 7.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,287 81.1 996 81.2 122 78.2 3,832 80.3 2,972 81.4 388 74.2
3rd Trimester 82 5.2 64 5.2 8 5.1 222 4.7 162 4.4 25 4.8
No Prenatal Care 9 0.6 3 0.2 3 1.9 20 0.4 8 0.2 6 1.1
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 295 18.7 236 19.4 22 13.8 743 15.7 576 15.9 67 12.7
Adequate 693 43.9 533 43.7 61 38.4 1,940 40.9 1,528 42.2 182 34.6
Intermediate 344 21.8 266 21.8 39 24.5 1,304 27.5 1,010 27.9 142 27.0
Inadequate 247 15.6 184 15.1 37 23.3 752 15.9 505 14.0 135 25.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 162 9.7 117 9.1 21 12.6 508 10.2 353 9.3 72 13.2
Low Birthweight Birth 90 5.4 63 4.9 15 9.0 271 5.4 185 4.9 37 6.7
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,765 100.0 1,338 100.0 190 100.0 5,202 100.0 3,964 100.0 578 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 111 6.3 71 5.3 19 10.0 387 7.4 257 6.5 75 13.0
20-24 569 32.2 439 32.8 69 36.3 1,665 32.0 1,253 31.6 223 38.6
25-29 548 31.0 426 31.8 43 22.6 1,625 31.2 1,283 32.4 150 26.0
30-34 368 20.8 276 20.6 43 22.6 1,016 19.5 789 19.9 85 14.7
35-39 140 7.9 106 7.9 14 7.4 420 8.1 317 8.0 35 6.1
40-44 26 1.5 20 1.5 1 0.5 80 1.5 61 1.5 8 1.4
45+ 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.5 4 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 37 2.1 17 1.3 16 8.5 81 1.6 42 1.1 29 5.1
Reported Smoking 210 12.0 127 9.5 61 32.3 625 12.1 382 9.7 181 31.5
Unwed 414 23.5 241 18.0 107 56.3 1,253 24.1 741 18.7 347 60.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 133 8.0 93 7.2 30 16.2 384 7.8 255 6.6 101 18.4
12 Years 613 36.7 458 35.3 73 39.5 2,159 43.6 1,638 42.5 256 46.6
12+ Years 926 55.4 747 57.6 82 44.3 2,407 48.6 1,957 50.8 192 35.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,655 93.8 1,240 92.7 185 97.4 4,867 93.6 3,664 92.4 560 96.9
Birthing Center 72 4.1 64 4.8 3 1.6 207 4.0 184 4.6 12 2.1
Home Birth 24 1.4 23 1.7 1 0.5 80 1.5 78 2.0 2 0.3
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 0.1 4 0.1 2 0.3
Outside Alaska 14 0.8 11 0.8 1 0.5 42 0.8 34 0.9 2 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,310 76.1 996 76.3 147 77.8 3,893 76.2 2,959 76.0 457 79.8
Vaginal after C-Section 24 1.4 15 1.1 3 1.6 66 1.3 49 1.3 8 1.4
Primary C-Section 237 13.8 175 13.4 25 13.2 650 12.7 497 12.8 60 10.5
Repeat C-Section 151 8.8 119 9.1 14 7.4 503 9.8 386 9.9 48 8.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,357 81.6 1,047 82.7 138 77.5 4,054 80.8 3,169 82.7 386 69.4
3rd Trimester 66 4.0 50 3.9 5 2.8 187 3.7 127 3.3 31 5.6
No Prenatal Care 5 0.3 1 0.1 2 1.1 15 0.3 8 0.2 4 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 254 15.5 193 15.5 27 15.2 670 13.5 518 13.6 56 10.1
Adequate 670 40.8 518 41.6 72 40.4 1,921 38.6 1,533 40.4 177 31.8
Intermediate 491 29.9 383 30.7 43 24.2 1,614 32.4 1,248 32.9 166 29.9
Inadequate 227 13.8 152 12.2 36 20.2 774 15.5 498 13.1 157 28.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 193 11.0 136 10.2 25 13.2 540 10.4 383 9.7 75 13.0
Low Birthweight Birth 100 5.7 68 5.1 10 5.3 274 5.3 187 4.7 36 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,557 100.0 1,181 100.0 193 100.0 5,162 100.0 3,920 100.0 569 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 107 6.9 67 5.7 29 15.0 439 8.5 295 7.5 84 14.8
20-24 460 29.5 331 28.0 70 36.3 1,690 32.7 1,268 32.3 218 38.3
25-29 516 33.1 409 34.6 59 30.6 1,572 30.5 1,229 31.4 152 26.7
30-34 309 19.8 247 20.9 22 11.4 970 18.8 763 19.5 72 12.7
35-39 133 8.5 104 8.8 7 3.6 393 7.6 294 7.5 32 5.6
40-44 28 1.8 21 1.8 5 2.6 88 1.7 65 1.7 9 1.6
45+ 2 0.1 1 0.1 1 0.5 7 0.1 4 0.1 2 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 13 0.8 7 0.6 5 2.6 94 1.8 50 1.3 30 5.3
Reported Smoking 198 12.8 119 10.2 61 31.8 647 12.6 401 10.3 182 32.2
Unwed 391 25.2 221 18.7 125 64.8 1,275 24.7 741 18.9 362 63.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 115 7.8 72 6.3 36 19.6 404 8.2 265 7.0 108 20.2
12 Years 565 38.3 423 37.0 80 43.5 2,317 47.1 1,749 45.9 271 50.7
12+ Years 797 54.0 649 56.7 68 37.0 2,197 44.7 1,796 47.1 155 29.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,454 93.4 1,092 92.5 184 95.3 4,842 93.8 3,630 92.6 552 97.0
Birthing Center 61 3.9 54 4.6 5 2.6 195 3.8 176 4.5 11 1.9
Home Birth 21 1.3 20 1.7 1 0.5 80 1.5 77 2.0 3 0.5
Other Facility 4 0.3 2 0.2 2 1.0 6 0.1 4 0.1 2 0.4
Outside Alaska 17 1.1 13 1.1 1 0.5 39 0.8 33 0.8 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,169 76.1 881 75.6 157 82.2 3,874 76.1 2,917 75.6 459 81.2
Vaginal after C-Section 17 1.1 12 1.0 3 1.6 60 1.2 48 1.2 7 1.2
Primary C-Section 187 12.2 142 12.2 14 7.3 640 12.6 505 13.1 49 8.7
Repeat C-Section 163 10.6 130 11.2 17 8.9 517 10.2 388 10.1 50 8.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,188 78.0 929 80.3 128 67.7 4,014 80.5 3,141 82.7 354 64.8
3rd Trimester 74 4.9 48 4.1 12 6.3 181 3.6 115 3.0 38 7.0
No Prenatal Care 6 0.4 4 0.3 1 0.5 16 0.3 10 0.3 4 0.7
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 194 12.8 147 12.7 18 9.5 655 13.2 513 13.6 39 7.1
Adequate 577 38.0 477 41.3 49 25.9 1,837 37.1 1,488 39.5 145 26.5
Intermediate 469 30.9 361 31.3 60 31.7 1,620 32.7 1,230 32.6 181 33.1
Inadequate 278 18.3 169 14.6 62 32.8 842 17.0 537 14.3 182 33.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 153 9.9 100 8.5 26 13.6 533 10.4 376 9.6 75 13.2
Low Birthweight Birth 81 5.2 54 4.6 12 6.2 280 5.4 196 5.0 37 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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,880 100.0 1,445 100.0 195 100.0 5,174 100.0 3,941 100.0 562 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 169 9.0 119 8.2 27 13.8 446 8.6 302 7.7 88 15.7
20-24 636 33.8 483 33.4 84 43.1 1,773 34.3 1,350 34.3 218 38.8
25-29 561 29.8 448 31.0 48 24.6 1,505 29.1 1,167 29.6 139 24.7
30-34 339 18.0 266 18.4 20 10.3 962 18.6 754 19.1 79 14.1
35-39 147 7.8 107 7.4 14 7.2 391 7.6 297 7.5 31 5.5
40-44 26 1.4 20 1.4 2 1.0 88 1.7 65 1.6 6 1.1
45+ 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 8 0.2 5 0.1 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 31 1.7 18 1.3 8 4.1 117 2.3 66 1.7 33 5.9
Reported Smoking 217 11.6 136 9.5 59 30.6 682 13.2 444 11.3 173 30.9
Unwed 448 23.9 279 19.3 115 59.0 1,326 25.6 785 19.9 363 64.6
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 136 7.6 90 6.4 35 19.4 439 8.9 293 7.6 107 20.7
12 Years 981 54.5 757 53.8 103 57.2 2,411 48.8 1,830 47.7 276 53.4
12+ Years 684 38.0 561 39.8 42 23.3 2,093 42.3 1,711 44.6 134 25.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,758 93.5 1,332 92.2 191 97.9 4,865 94.0 3,657 92.8 548 97.5
Birthing Center 74 3.9 66 4.6 4 2.1 197 3.8 178 4.5 11 2.0
Home Birth 35 1.9 35 2.4 0 0.0 76 1.5 73 1.9 3 0.5
Other Facility 2 0.1 2 0.1 0 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.1 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 11 0.6 10 0.7 0 0.0 34 0.7 31 0.8 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,414 76.3 1,082 76.1 153 79.3 3,832 75.1 2,880 74.3 447 80.0
Vaginal after C-Section 25 1.3 22 1.5 2 1.0 68 1.3 51 1.3 12 2.1
Primary C-Section 226 12.2 180 12.7 21 10.9 693 13.6 556 14.3 57 10.2
Repeat C-Section 189 10.2 137 9.6 17 8.8 511 10.0 390 10.1 43 7.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,509 82.4 1,193 84.7 120 63.5 4,100 82.3 3,213 84.4 353 66.4
3rd Trimester 47 2.6 29 2.1 14 7.4 172 3.5 112 2.9 41 7.7
No Prenatal Care 4 0.2 3 0.2 1 0.5 11 0.2 7 0.2 3 0.6
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 222 12.2 178 12.7 11 5.8 762 15.4 609 16.1 48 9.0
Adequate 674 37.1 538 38.5 56 29.6 1,908 38.6 1,525 40.4 154 29.0
Intermediate 654 36.0 504 36.1 63 33.3 1,486 30.0 1,124 29.8 153 28.8
Inadequate 269 14.8 177 12.7 59 31.2 791 16.0 519 13.7 176 33.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 194 10.4 147 10.2 24 12.3 554 10.7 392 10.0 84 14.9
Low Birthweight Birth 93 5.0 65 4.5 14 7.2 299 5.8 216 5.5 37 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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,725 100.0 1,294 100.0 181 100.0 4,855 100.0 3,702 100.0 544 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
15-19 163 9.4 109 8.4 28 15.5 394 8.1 272 7.3 79 14.5
20-24 594 34.4 454 35.1 64 35.4 1,644 33.9 1,242 33.5 204 37.5
25-29 495 28.7 372 28.7 45 24.9 1,429 29.4 1,094 29.6 144 26.5
30-34 322 18.7 250 19.3 30 16.6 914 18.8 724 19.6 83 15.3
35-39 113 6.6 83 6.4 11 6.1 363 7.5 289 7.8 25 4.6
40-44 34 2.0 24 1.9 2 1.1 100 2.1 74 2.0 8 1.5
45+ 4 0.2 2 0.2 1 0.6 10 0.2 6 0.2 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 50 2.9 25 1.9 17 9.4 99 2.1 54 1.5 32 5.9
Reported Smoking 232 13.5 146 11.3 62 34.3 648 13.4 436 11.8 163 30.0
Unwed 436 25.3 241 18.6 122 67.4 1,234 25.4 710 19.2 360 66.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 153 9.3 103 8.2 37 21.8 436 9.4 296 8.2 108 21.4
12 Years 771 47.0 569 45.2 88 51.8 2,080 44.7 1,559 43.3 259 51.4
12+ Years 716 43.7 586 46.6 45 26.5 2,139 46.0 1,744 48.5 137 27.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,630 94.5 1,206 93.2 177 97.8 4,572 94.2 3,447 93.1 528 97.1
Birthing Center 60 3.5 56 4.3 2 1.1 183 3.8 166 4.5 11 2.0
Home Birth 24 1.4 22 1.7 2 1.1 59 1.2 55 1.5 4 0.7
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 11 0.6 10 0.8 0 0.0 41 0.8 34 0.9 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,291 75.9 954 75.0 149 82.3 3,586 74.8 2,695 73.9 443 81.6
Vaginal after C-Section 18 1.1 14 1.1 2 1.1 62 1.3 42 1.2 13 2.4
Primary C-Section 227 13.3 183 14.4 14 7.7 670 14.0 534 14.6 47 8.7
Repeat C-Section 165 9.7 121 9.5 16 8.8 475 9.9 378 10.4 40 7.4
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,317 80.7 1,019 82.8 106 63.1 3,826 82.0 2,983 83.5 361 70.5
3rd Trimester 60 3.7 38 3.1 12 7.1 183 3.9 125 3.5 35 6.8
No Prenatal Care 6 0.4 3 0.2 2 1.2 13 0.3 10 0.3 2 0.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 239 14.8 188 15.4 10 5.9 839 18.1 668 18.9 73 14.3
Adequate 586 36.2 473 38.9 40 23.7 1,899 41.0 1,500 42.3 165 32.4
Intermediate 497 30.7 365 30.0 58 34.3 1,154 24.9 882 24.9 115 22.6
Inadequate 295 18.2 191 15.7 61 36.1 738 15.9 492 13.9 156 30.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 186 10.8 129 10.0 25 13.8 513 10.6 360 9.8 84 15.5
Low Birthweight Birth 106 6.2 77 6.0 11 6.2 305 6.3 227 6.2 30 5.6
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,569 100.0 1,202 100.0 186 100.0 4,720 100.0 3,607 100.0 541 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.1 0 0.0
15-19 114 7.3 74 6.2 33 17.7 360 7.6 256 7.1 77 14.2
20-24 543 34.6 413 34.4 70 37.6 1,620 34.3 1,214 33.7 209 38.6
25-29 449 28.6 347 28.9 46 24.7 1,379 29.2 1,056 29.3 142 26.2
30-34 301 19.2 238 19.8 29 15.6 867 18.4 689 19.1 75 13.9
35-39 131 8.3 107 8.9 6 3.2 384 8.1 308 8.5 28 5.2
40-44 28 1.8 21 1.7 2 1.1 99 2.1 75 2.1 10 1.8
45+ 3 0.2 2 0.2 0 0.0 7 0.1 5 0.1 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 36 2.3 23 1.9 8 4.3 64 1.4 33 0.9 24 4.5
Reported Smoking 233 14.9 162 13.5 52 28.1 611 13.0 429 11.9 145 26.9
Unwed 442 28.2 265 22.0 126 67.7 1,173 24.9 695 19.3 347 64.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 150 10.0 100 8.6 35 21.0 397 8.7 272 7.7 96 19.2
12 Years 659 43.9 504 43.2 85 50.9 1,931 42.4 1,457 41.4 245 49.0
12+ Years 693 46.1 564 48.3 47 28.1 2,229 48.9 1,794 50.9 159 31.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,477 94.1 1,119 93.1 180 96.8 4,466 94.6 3,386 93.9 524 96.9
Birthing Center 63 4.0 56 4.7 5 2.7 161 3.4 141 3.9 14 2.6
Home Birth 17 1.1 16 1.3 1 0.5 49 1.0 45 1.2 2 0.4
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 12 0.8 11 0.9 0 0.0 44 0.9 35 1.0 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,127 72.8 844 71.3 145 78.4 3,497 74.9 2,642 74.1 436 81.0
Vaginal after C-Section 25 1.6 15 1.3 8 4.3 59 1.3 38 1.1 13 2.4
Primary C-Section 240 15.5 193 16.3 22 11.9 674 14.4 533 14.9 50 9.3
Repeat C-Section 157 10.1 132 11.1 10 5.4 436 9.3 353 9.9 39 7.2
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,274 83.8 1,001 85.6 127 72.6 3,777 82.4 2,948 84.0 368 71.9
3rd Trimester 65 4.3 45 3.8 15 8.6 202 4.4 146 4.2 35 6.8
No Prenatal Care 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 8 0.2 8 0.2 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 301 19.9 243 20.9 27 15.6 877 19.3 692 19.8 93 18.3
Adequate 648 42.9 514 44.2 58 33.5 2,049 45.0 1,584 45.4 200 39.4
Intermediate 335 22.2 255 21.9 32 18.5 967 21.2 760 21.8 77 15.2
Inadequate 227 15.0 151 13.0 56 32.4 660 14.5 452 13.0 138 27.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 174 11.1 116 9.7 35 18.8 468 9.9 331 9.2 76 14.2
Low Birthweight Birth 100 6.4 74 6.2 12 6.5 273 5.8 204 5.7 27 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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Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,561 100.0 1,206 100.0 177 100.0 4,716 100.0 3,621 100.0 493 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.1 2 0.1 1 0.2
15-19 117 7.5 89 7.4 18 10.2 391 8.3 279 7.7 70 14.2
20-24 507 32.5 375 31.1 70 39.5 1,574 33.4 1,187 32.8 184 37.3
25-29 485 31.1 375 31.1 53 29.9 1,382 29.3 1,063 29.4 132 26.8
30-34 291 18.6 236 19.6 24 13.6 862 18.3 693 19.1 65 13.2
35-39 119 7.6 99 8.2 8 4.5 386 8.2 303 8.4 31 6.3
40-44 38 2.4 29 2.4 4 2.3 107 2.3 84 2.3 10 2.0
45+ 3 0.2 2 0.2 0 0.0 7 0.1 6 0.2 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 13 0.8 6 0.5 7 4.0 39 0.8 16 0.4 20 4.1
Reported Smoking 183 11.8 128 10.6 49 27.7 564 12.0 414 11.5 121 24.6
Unwed 356 22.8 204 16.9 112 63.3 1,087 23.1 657 18.2 298 60.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 133 8.8 93 7.9 36 21.6 367 8.1 263 7.4 75 16.1
12 Years 650 43.0 486 41.4 86 51.5 1,898 41.8 1,431 40.5 237 51.0
12+ Years 730 48.2 594 50.6 45 26.9 2,272 50.1 1,837 52.0 153 32.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,465 93.9 1,122 93.0 171 96.6 4,485 95.1 3,422 94.5 480 97.4
Birthing Center 60 3.8 54 4.5 4 2.3 132 2.8 116 3.2 10 2.0
Home Birth 18 1.2 17 1.4 1 0.6 54 1.1 49 1.4 2 0.4
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 18 1.2 13 1.1 1 0.6 45 1.0 34 0.9 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,168 75.7 897 75.2 149 84.2 3,566 76.4 2,726 76.0 406 82.7
Vaginal after C-Section 19 1.2 13 1.1 3 1.7 55 1.2 35 1.0 9 1.8
Primary C-Section 203 13.2 158 13.2 11 6.2 643 13.8 504 14.1 43 8.8
Repeat C-Section 153 9.9 125 10.5 14 7.9 405 8.7 322 9.0 33 6.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,235 81.6 963 82.2 128 75.7 3,732 81.2 2,916 82.4 339 72.0
3rd Trimester 58 3.8 42 3.6 8 4.7 220 4.8 166 4.7 26 5.5
No Prenatal Care 6 0.4 6 0.5 0 0.0 11 0.2 10 0.3 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 299 19.9 237 20.4 36 21.6 896 19.6 711 20.2 83 17.7
Adequate 665 44.3 513 44.1 67 40.1 2,075 45.3 1,584 45.0 206 43.9
Intermediate 322 21.4 262 22.5 25 15.0 934 20.4 740 21.0 73 15.6
Inadequate 216 14.4 150 12.9 39 23.4 673 14.7 486 13.8 107 22.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 153 9.8 115 9.6 24 13.7 445 9.5 317 8.8 54 11.0
Low Birthweight Birth 99 6.4 76 6.3 7 4.0 255 5.4 188 5.2 22 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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,590 100.0 1,199 100.0 178 100.0 4,671 100.0 3,559 100.0 463 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 5 0.1 3 0.1 2 0.4
15-19 129 8.1 93 7.8 26 14.6 416 8.9 287 8.1 79 17.1
20-24 570 35.8 426 35.5 69 38.8 1,565 33.5 1,176 33.0 162 35.0
25-29 445 28.0 334 27.9 43 24.2 1,313 28.1 1,018 28.6 117 25.3
30-34 275 17.3 215 17.9 22 12.4 851 18.2 670 18.8 62 13.4
35-39 134 8.4 102 8.5 14 7.9 403 8.6 308 8.7 31 6.7
40-44 33 2.1 25 2.1 4 2.2 107 2.3 88 2.5 9 1.9
45+ 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 6 0.1 6 0.2 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 15 0.9 4 0.3 9 5.1 40 0.9 19 0.5 17 3.7
Reported Smoking 195 12.3 139 11.6 44 24.9 603 12.9 448 12.6 118 25.5
Unwed 375 23.6 226 18.8 109 61.2 1,100 23.6 671 18.9 278 60.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 114 7.4 79 6.7 25 15.1 376 8.4 265 7.6 74 17.1
12 Years 622 40.3 467 39.5 74 44.6 1,803 40.4 1,359 39.2 208 48.0
12+ Years 806 52.3 636 53.8 67 40.4 2,284 51.2 1,847 53.2 151 34.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,524 95.8 1,145 95.5 173 97.2 4,465 95.6 3,377 94.9 456 98.5
Birthing Center 38 2.4 31 2.6 5 2.8 123 2.6 111 3.1 6 1.3
Home Birth 14 0.9 12 1.0 0 0.0 47 1.0 42 1.2 1 0.2
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 14 0.9 11 0.9 0 0.0 35 0.7 28 0.8 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,202 76.4 901 75.8 142 80.7 3,597 77.7 2,733 77.5 374 81.1
Vaginal after C-Section 15 1.0 10 0.8 2 1.1 53 1.1 31 0.9 10 2.2
Primary C-Section 231 14.7 182 15.3 17 9.7 637 13.8 500 14.2 48 10.4
Repeat C-Section 126 8.0 96 8.1 15 8.5 342 7.4 263 7.5 29 6.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,268 81.9 984 84.1 113 67.3 3,704 81.2 2,893 83.0 303 68.9
3rd Trimester 79 5.1 59 5.0 12 7.1 211 4.6 153 4.4 26 5.9
No Prenatal Care 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 9 0.2 7 0.2 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 277 18.0 212 18.2 30 17.9 911 20.0 715 20.5 71 16.1
Adequate 736 47.8 557 47.9 75 44.6 2,062 45.3 1,590 45.7 186 42.3
Intermediate 310 20.1 243 20.9 20 11.9 928 20.4 708 20.3 84 19.1
Inadequate 217 14.1 151 13.0 43 25.6 652 14.3 467 13.4 99 22.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 141 8.9 100 8.3 17 9.7 429 9.2 292 8.2 49 10.6
Low Birthweight Birth 74 4.7 54 4.5 8 4.5 237 5.1 172 4.8 20 4.3
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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,565 100.0 1,216 100.0 138 100.0 4,569 100.0 3,483 100.0 437 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.7 4 0.1 2 0.1 2 0.5
15-19 145 9.3 97 8.0 26 18.8 404 8.8 274 7.9 77 17.6
20-24 497 31.8 386 31.7 45 32.6 1,484 32.5 1,102 31.6 148 33.9
25-29 452 28.9 354 29.1 36 26.1 1,301 28.5 1,004 28.8 119 27.2
30-34 296 18.9 242 19.9 19 13.8 852 18.6 684 19.6 58 13.3
35-39 133 8.5 102 8.4 9 6.5 410 9.0 322 9.2 25 5.7
40-44 36 2.3 30 2.5 2 1.4 102 2.2 87 2.5 6 1.4
45+ 3 0.2 3 0.2 0 0.0 7 0.2 5 0.1 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 11 0.7 6 0.5 4 2.9 31 0.7 17 0.5 12 2.8
Reported Smoking 186 11.9 147 12.1 28 20.3 583 12.8 425 12.2 115 26.4
Unwed 356 22.8 227 18.7 77 55.8 1,062 23.3 639 18.4 263 60.2
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 120 8.1 91 7.7 14 10.6 385 8.9 270 7.9 75 18.4
12 Years 626 42.2 478 40.6 77 58.3 1,815 41.7 1,367 40.2 212 52.1
12+ Years 736 49.7 607 51.6 41 31.1 2,150 49.4 1,760 51.8 120 29.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,496 95.6 1,155 95.0 136 98.6 4,362 95.5 3,296 94.6 432 98.9
Birthing Center 34 2.2 31 2.5 1 0.7 130 2.8 122 3.5 2 0.5
Home Birth 22 1.4 20 1.6 1 0.7 47 1.0 42 1.2 1 0.2
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 13 0.8 10 0.8 0 0.0 29 0.6 22 0.6 2 0.5
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,196 77.1 928 77.0 115 83.3 3,628 80.1 2,769 80.2 363 83.1
Vaginal after C-Section 21 1.4 12 1.0 4 2.9 63 1.4 41 1.2 11 2.5
Primary C-Section 209 13.5 164 13.6 15 10.9 537 11.9 410 11.9 39 8.9
Repeat C-Section 126 8.1 101 8.4 4 2.9 303 6.7 232 6.7 24 5.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,229 80.0 969 81.0 98 73.1 3,587 80.3 2,799 81.9 296 70.8
3rd Trimester 83 5.4 65 5.4 6 4.5 192 4.3 138 4.0 23 5.5
No Prenatal Care 4 0.3 3 0.3 0 0.0 10 0.2 8 0.2 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 320 20.8 262 21.9 17 12.7 978 21.9 761 22.3 69 16.5
Adequate 674 43.9 514 43.0 64 47.8 1,917 43.0 1,505 44.1 157 37.6
Intermediate 302 19.7 235 19.6 28 20.9 910 20.4 683 20.0 97 23.2
Inadequate 240 15.6 185 15.5 25 18.7 657 14.7 467 13.7 95 22.7
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 151 9.7 102 8.4 13 9.4 419 9.2 286 8.2 46 10.5
Low Birthweight Birth 82 5.3 58 4.8 7 5.1 235 5.2 172 5.0 17 3.9
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,516 100.0 1,144 100.0 147 100.0 4,541 100.0 3,409 100.0 467 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 0.1 1 0.1 1 0.7 8 0.2 6 0.2 1 0.2
15-19 142 9.4 97 8.5 27 18.4 415 9.1 276 8.1 82 17.6
20-24 498 32.8 364 31.8 48 32.7 1,477 32.5 1,081 31.7 157 33.6
25-29 416 27.4 330 28.8 38 25.9 1,281 28.2 981 28.8 133 28.5
30-34 280 18.5 213 18.6 21 14.3 844 18.6 655 19.2 56 12.0
35-39 136 9.0 104 9.1 8 5.4 408 9.0 322 9.4 27 5.8
40-44 38 2.5 33 2.9 3 2.0 96 2.1 81 2.4 8 1.7
45+ 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 8 0.2 6 0.2 1 0.2
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 14 0.9 9 0.8 4 2.7 32 0.7 18 0.5 12 2.6
Reported Smoking 222 14.7 162 14.2 46 31.3 611 13.5 428 12.6 133 28.6
Unwed 369 24.4 218 19.1 92 62.6 1,074 23.7 622 18.3 280 60.0
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 142 9.9 95 8.5 35 25.9 418 9.6 277 8.3 103 23.6
12 Years 555 38.6 414 37.2 57 42.2 1,898 43.6 1,422 42.5 208 47.7
12+ Years 742 51.6 604 54.3 43 31.9 2,033 46.7 1,644 49.2 125 28.7
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,445 95.3 1,077 94.1 147 100.0 4,344 95.7 3,229 94.7 463 99.1
Birthing Center 51 3.4 49 4.3 0 0.0 133 2.9 124 3.6 2 0.4
Home Birth 11 0.7 10 0.9 0 0.0 40 0.9 37 1.1 0 0.0
Other Facility 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 8 0.5 7 0.6 0 0.0 23 0.5 18 0.5 2 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,199 79.8 904 79.8 117 79.6 3,670 81.6 2,763 81.9 377 80.7
Vaginal after C-Section 17 1.1 9 0.8 4 2.7 66 1.5 45 1.3 11 2.4
Primary C-Section 197 13.1 154 13.6 16 10.9 477 10.6 357 10.6 45 9.6
Repeat C-Section 90 6.0 66 5.8 10 6.8 283 6.3 208 6.2 34 7.3
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,207 81.7 940 83.9 92 66.7 3,518 79.3 2,718 81.4 299 67.0
3rd Trimester 49 3.3 29 2.6 8 5.8 188 4.2 124 3.7 34 7.6
No Prenatal Care 4 0.3 3 0.3 0 0.0 8 0.2 6 0.2 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 314 21.3 241 21.5 24 17.4 991 22.4 739 22.1 93 20.9
Adequate 652 44.1 519 46.3 47 34.1 1,870 42.2 1,482 44.4 140 31.4
Intermediate 316 21.4 230 20.5 36 26.1 880 19.9 647 19.4 95 21.3
Inadequate 195 13.2 131 11.7 31 22.5 690 15.6 470 14.1 118 26.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 137 9.0 90 7.9 19 12.9 412 9.1 288 8.5 56 12.1
Low Birthweight Birth 81 5.4 60 5.3 5 3.4 247 5.5 179 5.3 23 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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,488 100.0 1,123 100.0 152 100.0 4,453 100.0 3,352 100.0 466 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 7 0.2 6 0.2 0 0.0
15-19 117 7.9 80 7.1 24 15.8 408 9.2 272 8.1 75 16.1
20-24 489 32.9 352 31.3 55 36.2 1,454 32.7 1,049 31.3 165 35.4
25-29 433 29.1 320 28.5 45 29.6 1,278 28.7 967 28.8 138 29.6
30-34 276 18.5 229 20.4 18 11.8 814 18.3 655 19.5 53 11.4
35-39 141 9.5 116 10.3 8 5.3 391 8.8 322 9.6 24 5.2
40-44 28 1.9 24 2.1 1 0.7 88 2.0 73 2.2 7 1.5
45+ 2 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.7 11 0.2 7 0.2 3 0.6
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 6 0.4 2 0.2 4 2.7 48 1.1 32 1.0 11 2.4
Reported Smoking 175 11.8 116 10.3 41 27.2 563 12.7 401 12.0 116 25.0
Unwed 337 22.7 194 17.3 94 61.8 1,066 24.0 630 18.8 272 58.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 123 8.6 84 7.6 26 18.6 422 9.8 282 8.5 99 22.3
12 Years 634 44.4 475 42.9 78 55.7 1,935 44.8 1,432 43.4 208 46.8
12+ Years 672 47.0 549 49.5 36 25.7 1,959 45.4 1,589 48.1 137 30.9
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,421 95.5 1,064 94.7 149 98.0 4,249 95.4 3,168 94.5 462 99.1
Birthing Center 45 3.0 42 3.7 1 0.7 128 2.9 118 3.5 2 0.4
Home Birth 14 0.9 12 1.1 0 0.0 44 1.0 42 1.3 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.1 3 0.1 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 8 0.5 5 0.4 2 1.3 29 0.7 21 0.6 2 0.4
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,233 83.5 937 84.1 131 86.2 3,649 82.9 2,752 83.0 381 81.9
Vaginal after C-Section 25 1.7 20 1.8 3 2.0 79 1.8 61 1.8 10 2.2
Primary C-Section 131 8.9 92 8.3 8 5.3 394 8.9 294 8.9 38 8.2
Repeat C-Section 87 5.9 65 5.8 10 6.6 282 6.4 207 6.2 36 7.7
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,151 79.2 890 80.8 106 72.6 3,415 78.2 2,623 79.6 313 69.4
3rd Trimester 60 4.1 44 4.0 9 6.2 217 5.0 154 4.7 37 8.2
No Prenatal Care 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 6 0.1 5 0.2 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 344 23.7 258 23.5 28 19.2 1,063 24.3 781 23.7 107 23.7
Adequate 591 40.8 472 42.9 46 31.5 1,749 40.1 1,381 41.9 138 30.6
Intermediate 292 20.2 218 19.8 33 22.6 806 18.5 599 18.2 94 20.8
Inadequate 222 15.3 151 13.7 39 26.7 749 17.2 534 16.2 112 24.8
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 131 8.8 94 8.4 14 9.2 427 9.6 304 9.1 61 13.2
Low Birthweight Birth 72 4.9 54 4.8 5 3.3 253 5.7 174 5.2 35 7.6
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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,537 100.0 1,142 100.0 168 100.0 4,413 100.0 3,351 100.0 449 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 5 0.3 4 0.4 0 0.0 6 0.1 5 0.1 0 0.0
15-19 156 10.1 99 8.7 31 18.5 422 9.6 279 8.3 81 18.0
20-24 490 31.9 365 32.0 54 32.1 1,425 32.3 1,043 31.1 153 34.1
25-29 432 28.1 331 29.0 50 29.8 1,253 28.4 980 29.2 121 26.9
30-34 288 18.7 213 18.7 17 10.1 829 18.8 656 19.6 55 12.2
35-39 131 8.5 102 8.9 11 6.5 366 8.3 301 9.0 26 5.8
40-44 30 2.0 24 2.1 4 2.4 101 2.3 79 2.4 10 2.2
45+ 4 0.3 4 0.4 0 0.0 10 0.2 8 0.2 2 0.4
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 12 0.8 7 0.6 4 2.4 63 1.4 47 1.4 9 2.0
Reported Smoking 214 14.0 150 13.2 46 27.5 576 13.1 432 12.9 108 24.1
Unwed 368 24.0 210 18.4 94 56.0 1,033 23.4 620 18.5 259 57.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 153 10.3 98 8.7 42 26.1 431 10.0 287 8.7 103 23.6
12 Years 709 47.9 533 47.5 73 45.3 1,894 43.9 1,407 42.6 190 43.6
12+ Years 619 41.8 491 43.8 46 28.6 1,989 46.1 1,607 48.7 143 32.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,478 96.2 1,088 95.3 167 99.4 4,209 95.4 3,166 94.5 446 99.3
Birthing Center 37 2.4 33 2.9 1 0.6 127 2.9 116 3.5 2 0.4
Home Birth 15 1.0 15 1.3 0 0.0 42 1.0 42 1.3 0 0.0
Other Facility 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 0.1 5 0.1 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 7 0.5 6 0.5 0 0.0 30 0.7 22 0.7 1 0.2
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,238 81.6 922 81.9 129 76.8 3,588 82.3 2,716 82.1 363 81.0
Vaginal after C-Section 24 1.6 16 1.4 4 2.4 97 2.2 79 2.4 10 2.2
Primary C-Section 149 9.8 111 9.9 21 12.5 389 8.9 299 9.0 44 9.8
Repeat C-Section 106 7.0 77 6.8 14 8.3 285 6.5 216 6.5 31 6.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,160 77.1 888 79.4 101 62.3 3,337 76.8 2,579 78.0 302 69.3
3rd Trimester 79 5.3 51 4.6 17 10.5 252 5.8 180 5.4 33 7.6
No Prenatal Care 2 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 8 0.2 6 0.2 1 0.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 333 22.1 240 21.5 41 25.3 1,067 24.5 794 24.0 104 23.8
Adequate 627 41.7 491 43.9 47 29.0 1,708 39.3 1,338 40.5 138 31.6
Intermediate 272 18.1 199 17.8 26 16.0 763 17.5 572 17.3 94 21.5
Inadequate 273 18.1 188 16.8 48 29.6 811 18.6 602 18.2 101 23.1
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 144 9.4 104 9.2 23 14.0 428 9.7 307 9.2 62 14.0
Low Birthweight Birth 94 6.1 65 5.7 13 7.7 273 6.2 183 5.5 41 9.2
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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,428 100.0 1,087 100.0 146 100.0 4,312 100.0 3,357 100.0 393 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.1 0 0.0
15-19 135 9.5 93 8.6 20 13.7 404 9.4 278 8.3 63 16.0
20-24 475 33.3 332 30.5 56 38.4 1,404 32.6 1,049 31.2 134 34.1
25-29 413 28.9 316 29.1 43 29.5 1,251 29.0 1,006 30.0 94 23.9
30-34 250 17.5 213 19.6 18 12.3 778 18.0 634 18.9 62 15.8
35-39 119 8.3 104 9.6 5 3.4 372 8.6 313 9.3 27 6.9
40-44 30 2.1 25 2.3 2 1.4 91 2.1 70 2.1 10 2.5
45+ 5 0.4 3 0.3 2 1.4 10 0.2 5 0.1 3 0.8
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 30 2.1 23 2.1 3 2.1 75 1.7 58 1.7 9 2.3
Reported Smoking 174 12.2 135 12.5 29 19.9 581 13.5 454 13.5 93 23.7
Unwed 361 25.3 226 20.8 84 57.5 963 22.4 598 17.8 223 56.7
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 146 10.4 100 9.3 31 21.7 440 10.3 308 9.3 81 21.0
12 Years 592 42.1 424 39.5 57 39.9 1,755 41.3 1,319 39.8 167 43.3
12+ Years 668 47.5 549 51.2 55 38.5 2,059 48.4 1,687 50.9 138 35.8
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,350 94.5 1,016 93.5 146 100.0 4,101 95.1 3,163 94.2 390 99.2
Birthing Center 46 3.2 43 4.0 0 0.0 131 3.0 122 3.6 1 0.3
Home Birth 15 1.1 15 1.4 0 0.0 40 0.9 39 1.2 1 0.3
Other Facility 3 0.2 3 0.3 0 0.0 7 0.2 7 0.2 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 14 1.0 10 0.9 0 0.0 33 0.8 26 0.8 1 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,178 83.5 893 83.1 121 83.4 3,486 81.6 2,707 81.4 317 80.9
Vaginal after C-Section 30 2.1 25 2.3 3 2.1 116 2.7 96 2.9 13 3.3
Primary C-Section 114 8.1 91 8.5 9 6.2 399 9.3 311 9.3 39 9.9
Repeat C-Section 89 6.3 65 6.1 12 8.3 271 6.3 213 6.4 23 5.9
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,104 78.2 845 78.5 106 74.1 3,268 76.6 2,579 77.5 286 74.3
3rd Trimester 78 5.5 59 5.5 11 7.7 263 6.2 199 6.0 22 5.7
No Prenatal Care 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 6 0.1 5 0.2 1 0.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 386 27.3 283 26.3 38 26.6 1,092 25.6 829 24.9 93 24.1
Adequate 531 37.6 418 38.8 45 31.5 1,669 39.1 1,336 40.2 127 32.9
Intermediate 242 17.1 182 16.9 35 24.5 725 17.0 564 17.0 92 23.8
Inadequate 254 18.0 195 18.1 25 17.5 780 18.3 597 17.9 74 19.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 152 10.7 106 9.8 24 16.6 416 9.7 298 8.9 54 13.8
Low Birthweight Birth 87 6.1 55 5.1 17 11.7 262 6.1 176 5.3 36 9.2
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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,448 100.0 1,122 100.0 135 100.0 4,349 100.0 3,421 100.0 367 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.1 1 0.0 1 0.3
15-19 131 9.0 87 7.8 30 22.2 390 9.0 279 8.2 56 15.3
20-24 460 31.8 346 30.8 43 31.9 1,391 32.0 1,070 31.3 119 32.4
25-29 408 28.2 333 29.7 28 20.7 1,267 29.1 1,040 30.4 76 20.7
30-34 291 20.1 230 20.5 20 14.8 830 19.1 653 19.1 72 19.6
35-39 116 8.0 95 8.5 10 7.4 370 8.5 303 8.9 33 9.0
40-44 41 2.8 30 2.7 4 3.0 92 2.1 72 2.1 9 2.5
45+ 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 6 0.1 3 0.1 1 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 21 1.5 17 1.5 2 1.5 71 1.6 52 1.5 13 3.5
Reported Smoking 188 13.0 147 13.1 33 24.4 647 14.9 511 15.0 100 27.2
Unwed 304 21.0 184 16.4 81 60.0 899 20.7 572 16.7 205 55.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 132 9.3 89 8.0 30 22.7 442 10.3 319 9.4 78 21.5
12 Years 593 41.6 450 40.7 60 45.5 1,764 41.1 1,345 39.8 171 47.2
12+ Years 702 49.2 567 51.3 42 31.8 2,087 48.6 1,712 50.7 113 31.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,381 95.4 1,062 94.7 133 98.5 4,152 95.5 3,240 94.7 361 98.4
Birthing Center 44 3.0 40 3.6 1 0.7 111 2.6 104 3.0 1 0.3
Home Birth 12 0.8 12 1.1 0 0.0 46 1.1 44 1.3 1 0.3
Other Facility 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 6 0.1 4 0.1 2 0.5
Outside Alaska 9 0.6 6 0.5 1 0.7 34 0.8 29 0.8 2 0.5
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,172 81.9 901 81.2 113 83.7 3,480 80.5 2,739 80.5 284 77.4
Vaginal after C-Section 43 3.0 38 3.4 3 2.2 136 3.1 108 3.2 14 3.8
Primary C-Section 126 8.8 97 8.7 14 10.4 424 9.8 326 9.6 45 12.3
Repeat C-Section 90 6.3 74 6.7 5 3.7 283 6.5 228 6.7 24 6.5
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,073 75.0 846 76.1 95 72.5 3,331 77.4 2,652 78.3 282 77.9
3rd Trimester 95 6.6 70 6.3 5 3.8 234 5.4 176 5.2 15 4.1
No Prenatal Care 4 0.3 3 0.3 1 0.8 8 0.2 7 0.2 1 0.3
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 348 24.3 271 24.4 25 18.9 1,109 25.7 844 24.9 96 26.4
Adequate 550 38.4 429 38.6 46 34.8 1,758 40.8 1,412 41.7 128 35.3
Intermediate 249 17.4 191 17.2 33 25.0 714 16.6 573 16.9 75 20.7
Inadequate 284 19.8 219 19.7 28 21.2 726 16.9 560 16.5 64 17.6
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 132 9.1 97 8.7 15 11.1 382 8.8 279 8.2 40 10.9
Low Birthweight Birth 92 6.4 63 5.6 11 8.2 247 5.7 168 4.9 29 7.9
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,436 100.0 1,148 100.0 112 100.0 4,401 100.0 3,506 100.0 351 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 4 0.1 2 0.1 1 0.3
15-19 138 9.6 98 8.5 13 11.6 404 9.2 293 8.4 49 14.0
20-24 469 32.7 371 32.3 35 31.3 1,403 31.9 1,100 31.4 115 32.8
25-29 430 29.9 357 31.1 23 20.5 1,282 29.1 1,051 30.0 76 21.7
30-34 237 16.5 191 16.6 24 21.4 837 19.0 672 19.2 69 19.7
35-39 137 9.5 114 9.9 12 10.7 389 8.8 321 9.2 32 9.1
40-44 20 1.4 15 1.3 4 3.6 75 1.7 63 1.8 8 2.3
45+ 4 0.3 1 0.1 1 0.9 7 0.2 4 0.1 1 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 24 1.7 18 1.6 4 3.6 85 1.9 60 1.7 17 4.8
Reported Smoking 219 15.3 172 15.0 31 27.7 720 16.4 564 16.1 110 31.3
Unwed 298 20.8 188 16.4 58 51.8 917 20.8 609 17.4 187 53.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 162 11.4 119 10.5 20 18.0 473 10.9 339 9.8 85 24.4
12 Years 570 40.1 445 39.2 50 45.0 1,762 40.5 1,365 39.4 158 45.3
12+ Years 689 48.5 571 50.3 41 36.9 2,117 48.6 1,762 50.8 106 30.4
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,370 95.4 1,085 94.5 111 99.1 4,194 95.3 3,319 94.7 343 97.7
Birthing Center 41 2.9 39 3.4 0 0.0 113 2.6 104 3.0 2 0.6
Home Birth 13 0.9 12 1.0 1 0.9 52 1.2 49 1.4 2 0.6
Other Facility 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 5 0.1 2 0.1 3 0.9
Outside Alaska 10 0.7 10 0.9 0 0.0 37 0.8 32 0.9 1 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,136 79.4 913 79.9 83 74.1 3,476 79.2 2,797 80.0 261 74.4
Vaginal after C-Section 43 3.0 33 2.9 7 6.3 132 3.0 101 2.9 15 4.3
Primary C-Section 159 11.1 123 10.8 16 14.3 493 11.2 368 10.5 50 14.2
Repeat C-Section 92 6.4 74 6.5 6 5.4 290 6.6 231 6.6 25 7.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,091 76.7 888 78.0 85 76.6 3,463 79.4 2,778 80.0 283 81.1
3rd Trimester 90 6.3 70 6.1 6 5.4 197 4.5 150 4.3 16 4.6
No Prenatal Care 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 0.1 6 0.2 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 358 25.2 275 24.2 30 27.0 1,144 26.3 876 25.2 97 27.9
Adequate 588 41.4 489 43.0 36 32.4 1,878 43.1 1,537 44.3 128 36.8
Intermediate 234 16.5 191 16.8 24 21.6 698 16.0 567 16.3 63 18.1
Inadequate 242 17.0 183 16.1 21 18.9 638 14.6 492 14.2 60 17.2
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 132 9.2 95 8.3 15 13.4 382 8.7 280 8.0 30 8.5
Low Birthweight Birth 83 5.8 58 5.1 8 7.1 225 5.1 157 4.5 19 5.4
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,465 100.0 1,151 100.0 120 100.0 4,512 100.0 3,574 100.0 354 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 2 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.8 6 0.1 3 0.1 1 0.3
15-19 121 8.3 94 8.2 13 10.8 443 9.8 320 9.0 62 17.5
20-24 462 31.5 353 30.7 41 34.2 1,421 31.5 1,109 31.0 112 31.6
25-29 429 29.3 350 30.4 25 20.8 1,263 28.0 1,015 28.4 76 21.5
30-34 302 20.6 232 20.2 28 23.3 905 20.1 732 20.5 66 18.6
35-39 117 8.0 94 8.2 11 9.2 388 8.6 327 9.1 26 7.3
40-44 31 2.1 27 2.3 1 0.8 80 1.8 64 1.8 10 2.8
45+ 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 6 0.1 4 0.1 1 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 26 1.8 17 1.5 7 5.8 141 3.1 103 2.9 30 8.5
Reported Smoking 240 16.4 192 16.7 36 30.0 785 17.4 623 17.5 119 33.6
Unwed 297 20.3 200 17.4 66 55.0 926 20.5 627 17.6 186 52.5
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 148 10.2 111 9.8 28 23.5 503 11.3 352 9.9 100 28.3
12 Years 601 41.6 450 39.6 61 51.3 1,767 39.6 1,364 38.6 147 41.6
12+ Years 696 48.2 574 50.6 30 25.2 2,197 49.2 1,822 51.5 106 30.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,401 95.6 1,093 95.0 117 97.5 4,305 95.4 3,396 95.0 343 96.9
Birthing Center 26 1.8 25 2.2 0 0.0 73 1.6 66 1.8 2 0.6
Home Birth 21 1.4 20 1.7 0 0.0 62 1.4 58 1.6 2 0.6
Other Facility 2 0.1 0 0.0 2 1.7 34 0.8 24 0.7 6 1.7
Outside Alaska 15 1.0 13 1.1 1 0.8 38 0.8 30 0.8 1 0.3
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,172 80.2 925 80.6 88 73.3 3,563 79.0 2,830 79.3 277 78.2
Vaginal after C-Section 50 3.4 37 3.2 4 3.3 127 2.8 100 2.8 9 2.5
Primary C-Section 139 9.5 106 9.2 15 12.5 507 11.2 392 11.0 44 12.4
Repeat C-Section 101 6.9 80 7.0 13 10.8 311 6.9 248 6.9 24 6.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,167 80.4 918 80.7 102 85.0 3,691 82.5 2,931 82.7 297 84.1
3rd Trimester 49 3.4 36 3.2 4 3.3 151 3.4 114 3.2 11 3.1
No Prenatal Care 4 0.3 4 0.4 0 0.0 10 0.2 10 0.3 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 403 27.7 298 26.1 41 34.2 1,221 27.4 934 26.4 96 27.3
Adequate 620 42.6 494 43.3 46 38.3 2,043 45.8 1,659 46.9 138 39.2
Intermediate 231 15.9 191 16.7 18 15.0 652 14.6 515 14.6 67 19.0
Inadequate 200 13.8 158 13.8 15 12.5 546 12.2 427 12.1 51 14.5
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 118 8.1 87 7.6 10 8.3 396 8.8 289 8.1 27 7.6
Low Birthweight Birth 72 4.9 47 4.1 10 8.3 214 4.8 152 4.3 12 3.4
1 Borough or Census Area
2 Unknown responses are omitted when calculating percents.
** Data suppressed for confidentiality concerns if total births, by race, is less than five.
 
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Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,500 100.0 1,207 100.0 119 100.0 4,679 100.0 3,700 100.0 357 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 5 0.1 3 0.1 1 0.3
15-19 145 9.7 101 8.4 23 19.3 465 9.9 325 8.8 70 19.6
20-24 472 31.5 376 31.2 39 32.8 1,473 31.5 1,174 31.7 102 28.6
25-29 423 28.2 344 28.5 28 23.5 1,338 28.6 1,051 28.4 83 23.2
30-34 298 19.9 249 20.6 17 14.3 901 19.3 729 19.7 63 17.6
35-39 135 9.0 113 9.4 9 7.6 415 8.9 351 9.5 27 7.6
40-44 24 1.6 21 1.7 3 2.5 76 1.6 63 1.7 10 2.8
45+ 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 6 0.1 4 0.1 1 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 35 2.3 25 2.1 6 5.0 262 5.6 188 5.1 60 16.8
Reported Smoking 261 17.4 200 16.6 43 36.1 874 18.7 676 18.3 139 38.9
Unwed 322 21.5 221 18.3 63 52.9 945 20.2 641 17.3 178 49.9
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 163 11.0 109 9.1 37 31.1 541 11.6 384 10.4 101 28.3
12 Years 591 39.8 470 39.3 47 39.5 1,811 39.0 1,401 38.1 140 39.2
12+ Years 732 49.3 617 51.6 35 29.4 2,296 49.4 1,892 51.5 116 32.5
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,423 94.9 1,141 94.5 115 96.6 4,463 95.4 3,513 94.9 348 97.5
Birthing Center 46 3.1 40 3.3 2 1.7 57 1.2 49 1.3 3 0.8
Home Birth 18 1.2 17 1.4 1 0.8 60 1.3 57 1.5 2 0.6
Other Facility 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.8 60 1.3 52 1.4 4 1.1
Outside Alaska 12 0.8 9 0.7 0 0.0 39 0.8 29 0.8 0 0.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,168 77.9 959 79.5 90 75.6 3,691 78.9 2,924 79.1 287 80.4
Vaginal after C-Section 39 2.6 31 2.6 4 3.4 130 2.8 99 2.7 11 3.1
Primary C-Section 195 13.0 139 11.5 19 16.0 546 11.7 427 11.5 42 11.8
Repeat C-Section 97 6.5 77 6.4 6 5.0 309 6.6 247 6.7 17 4.8
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,205 80.9 972 81.2 96 81.4 3,901 83.8 3,104 84.3 295 82.9
3rd Trimester 58 3.9 44 3.7 6 5.1 122 2.6 90 2.4 10 2.8
No Prenatal Care 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 8 0.2 8 0.2 0 0.0
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 383 25.8 303 25.4 26 22.2 1,342 28.9 1,025 27.9 84 23.7
Adequate 670 45.2 554 46.4 46 39.3 2,217 47.8 1,818 49.5 151 42.7
Intermediate 233 15.7 185 15.5 21 17.9 584 12.6 455 12.4 65 18.4
Inadequate 196 13.2 151 12.7 24 20.5 493 10.6 372 10.1 54 15.3
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 132 8.8 98 8.1 5 4.2 405 8.7 294 8.0 29 8.1
Low Birthweight Birth 70 4.7 52 4.3 1 0.8 217 4.6 155 4.2 9 2.5
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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,547 100.0 1,216 100.0 115 100.0 4,957 100.0 3,887 100.0 399 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 3 0.2 2 0.2 0 0.0 5 0.1 3 0.1 1 0.3
15-19 177 11.4 125 10.3 26 22.6 483 9.7 343 8.8 75 18.8
20-24 487 31.5 380 31.3 32 27.8 1,544 31.1 1,211 31.2 109 27.3
25-29 411 26.6 321 26.4 23 20.0 1,446 29.2 1,122 28.9 102 25.6
30-34 305 19.7 251 20.6 21 18.3 963 19.4 774 19.9 73 18.3
35-39 136 8.8 120 9.9 6 5.2 434 8.8 367 9.4 28 7.0
40-44 25 1.6 16 1.3 6 5.2 75 1.5 62 1.6 10 2.5
45+ 3 0.2 1 0.1 1 0.9 7 0.1 5 0.1 1 0.3
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 80 5.2 61 5.0 17 14.8 417 8.4 303 7.8 97 24.4
Reported Smoking 284 18.4 231 19.0 40 34.8 1,009 20.4 774 19.9 169 42.5
Unwed 307 19.9 206 17.0 57 49.6 943 19.1 626 16.1 196 49.1
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 192 12.5 132 10.9 35 30.4 592 12.0 427 11.0 111 27.9
12 Years 575 37.4 444 36.8 39 33.9 1,927 39.0 1,483 38.3 155 38.9
12+ Years 769 50.1 631 52.3 41 35.7 2,416 49.0 1,961 50.7 132 33.2
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,481 95.7 1,162 95.6 111 96.5 4,744 95.7 3,702 95.2 392 98.2
Birthing Center 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 18 0.4 16 0.4 1 0.3
Home Birth 23 1.5 21 1.7 1 0.9 75 1.5 71 1.8 1 0.3
Other Facility 31 2.0 24 2.0 3 2.6 77 1.6 68 1.7 3 0.8
Outside Alaska 11 0.7 8 0.7 0 0.0 43 0.9 30 0.8 2 0.5
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,223 79.1 946 77.8 99 86.1 3,901 78.7 3,053 78.6 323 81.2
Vaginal after C-Section 38 2.5 32 2.6 1 0.9 151 3.0 111 2.9 17 4.3
Primary C-Section 173 11.2 147 12.1 10 8.7 568 11.5 455 11.7 38 9.5
Repeat C-Section 113 7.3 91 7.5 5 4.3 334 6.7 266 6.8 20 5.0
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,319 86.0 1,041 86.2 99 86.1 4,106 83.1 3,256 84.0 324 81.4
3rd Trimester 44 2.9 34 2.8 1 0.9 117 2.4 86 2.2 10 2.5
No Prenatal Care 4 0.3 4 0.3 0 0.0 13 0.3 10 0.3 3 0.8
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 435 28.5 333 27.7 29 25.2 1,464 29.7 1,106 28.6 93 23.4
Adequate 753 49.3 611 50.9 46 40.0 2,382 48.4 1,948 50.4 174 43.8
Intermediate 188 12.3 139 11.6 28 24.3 566 11.5 441 11.4 67 16.9
Inadequate 150 9.8 118 9.8 12 10.4 514 10.4 372 9.6 63 15.9
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 146 9.5 104 8.6 12 10.4 410 8.3 293 7.5 39 9.8
Low Birthweight Birth 72 4.7 53 4.4 1 0.9 223 4.5 159 4.1 14 3.5
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 Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,632 100.0 1,277 100.0 123 100.0 5,104 100.0 4,030 100.0 409 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0.8 7 0.1 4 0.1 3 0.7
15-19 143 8.8 99 7.8 21 17.1 460 9.0 328 8.1 72 17.6
20-24 514 31.5 418 32.7 31 25.2 1,586 31.1 1,258 31.2 108 26.4
25-29 504 30.9 386 30.2 32 26.0 1,549 30.3 1,223 30.3 112 27.4
30-34 298 18.3 229 17.9 25 20.3 974 19.1 776 19.3 76 18.6
35-39 144 8.8 118 9.2 12 9.8 448 8.8 371 9.2 32 7.8
40-44 27 1.7 26 2.0 1 0.8 76 1.5 66 1.6 6 1.5
45+ 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 4 0.1 4 0.1 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 147 9.0 102 8.0 37 30.1 536 10.5 400 9.9 112 27.5
Reported Smoking 329 20.2 245 19.2 56 45.5 1,109 21.8 851 21.1 179 44.0
Unwed 316 19.4 214 16.8 58 47.2 904 17.7 601 14.9 194 47.4
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 186 11.4 143 11.2 29 23.6 602 11.9 447 11.1 105 25.9
12 Years 645 39.7 487 38.2 54 43.9 2,053 40.4 1,588 39.6 167 41.1
12+ Years 795 48.9 644 50.5 40 32.5 2,425 47.7 1,977 49.3 134 33.0
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,559 95.5 1,210 94.8 122 99.2 4,872 95.5 3,820 94.8 404 98.8
Birthing Center 10 0.6 8 0.6 1 0.8 25 0.5 23 0.6 1 0.2
Home Birth 19 1.2 19 1.5 0 0.0 85 1.7 81 2.0 0 0.0
Other Facility 28 1.7 28 2.2 0 0.0 71 1.4 67 1.7 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 16 1.0 12 0.9 0 0.0 51 1.0 39 1.0 4 1.0
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,300 79.8 1,019 79.9 98 79.7 3,964 77.8 3,145 78.2 320 78.4
Vaginal after C-Section 53 3.3 36 2.8 6 4.9 183 3.6 133 3.3 19 4.7
Primary C-Section 178 10.9 141 11.1 13 10.6 614 12.0 480 11.9 46 11.3
Repeat C-Section 99 6.1 79 6.2 6 4.9 336 6.6 266 6.6 23 5.6
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,377 84.4 1,091 85.4 100 81.3 4,193 82.3 3,355 83.4 326 80.1
3rd Trimester 20 1.2 12 0.9 3 2.4 112 2.2 76 1.9 14 3.4
No Prenatal Care 2 0.1 2 0.2 0 0.0 15 0.3 10 0.2 5 1.2
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 524 32.2 389 30.5 29 23.8 1,470 28.9 1,108 27.6 91 22.4
Adequate 794 48.8 653 51.2 59 48.4 2,459 48.4 2,019 50.3 184 45.3
Intermediate 163 10.0 131 10.3 16 13.1 626 12.3 515 12.8 62 15.3
Inadequate 147 9.0 103 8.1 18 14.8 529 10.4 375 9.3 69 17.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 127 7.8 92 7.2 12 9.8 382 7.5 272 6.8 38 9.3
Low Birthweight Birth 75 4.6 50 3.9 7 5.7 211 4.1 154 3.8 17 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.
 
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
Last updated: 01/28/15



Birth Profile for Fairbanks Northstar1

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 1,778 100.0 1,394 100.0 161 100.0 5,215 100.0 4,151 100.0 430 100.0
Mother's Characteristics                        
Age Group                        
<15 1 0.1 1 0.1 0 0.0 7 0.1 4 0.1 3 0.7
15-19 163 9.2 119 8.5 28 17.4 462 8.9 337 8.1 62 14.4
20-24 543 30.5 413 29.6 46 28.6 1,619 31.0 1,269 30.6 124 28.8
25-29 531 29.9 415 29.8 47 29.2 1,604 30.8 1,285 31.0 129 30.0
30-34 360 20.2 294 21.1 27 16.8 995 19.1 812 19.6 72 16.7
35-39 154 8.7 129 9.3 10 6.2 449 8.6 377 9.1 32 7.4
40-44 23 1.3 20 1.4 3 1.9 74 1.4 62 1.5 8 1.9
45+ 3 0.2 3 0.2 0 0.0 4 0.1 4 0.1 0 0.0
Risk Factors                        
Reported Drinking 190 10.7 140 10.1 43 26.9 602 11.6 442 10.7 128 29.9
Reported Smoking 396 22.3 298 21.4 73 45.6 1,211 23.3 943 22.8 188 43.9
Unwed 320 18.0 206 14.8 81 50.3 885 17.0 571 13.8 216 50.3
Educational Attainment                        
<12 Years 214 12.1 152 10.9 47 29.4 617 11.9 453 11.0 111 26.0
12 Years 707 39.9 552 39.7 62 38.8 2,173 41.9 1,699 41.1 178 41.7
12+ Years 852 48.1 686 49.4 51 31.9 2,399 46.2 1,978 47.9 138 32.3
Medical Services                        
Place of Delivery                        
Hospital 1,704 95.8 1,330 95.4 159 98.8 4,985 95.6 3,946 95.1 422 98.1
Birthing Center 7 0.4 7 0.5 0 0.0 25 0.5 24 0.6 0 0.0
Home Birth 33 1.9 31 2.2 0 0.0 89 1.7 84 2.0 1 0.2
Other Facility 18 1.0 16 1.1 0 0.0 61 1.2 56 1.3 0 0.0
Outside Alaska 16 0.9 10 0.7 2 1.2 55 1.1 41 1.0 7 1.6
Method of Delivery                        
Vaginal 1,378 77.5 1,088 78.0 126 78.8 4,017 77.2 3,225 77.8 335 78.3
Vaginal after C-Section 60 3.4 43 3.1 10 6.3 188 3.6 143 3.5 16 3.7
Primary C-Section 217 12.2 167 12.0 15 9.4 653 12.5 503 12.1 51 11.9
Repeat C-Section 122 6.9 96 6.9 9 5.6 347 6.7 272 6.6 26 6.1
Prenatal Care                        
Trimester Care Began                        
1st Trimester 1,410 79.4 1,124 80.7 125 78.1 4,226 81.4 3,409 82.5 339 79.4
3rd Trimester 53 3.0 40 2.9 6 3.8 134 2.6 95 2.3 18 4.2
No Prenatal Care 7 0.4 4 0.3 3 1.9 24 0.5 16 0.4 6 1.4
Adequacy of Prenatal Care (APNCU Index)                        
Adequate+ 505 28.5 384 27.6 35 21.9 1,455 28.1 1,131 27.4 83 19.4
Adequate 835 47.1 684 49.2 69 43.1 2,467 47.6 2,025 49.0 195 45.7
Intermediate 215 12.1 171 12.3 23 14.4 678 13.1 554 13.4 72 16.9
Inadequate 217 12.2 151 10.9 33 20.6 584 11.3 419 10.1 77 18.0
Infant Health                        
Pre-Term Birth 137 7.7 97 7.0 15 9.3 385 7.4 279 6.7 37 8.6
Low Birthweight Birth 76 4.3 56 4.0 6 3.7 219 4.2 167 4.0 17 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