Alaska MCH Data Book 2014: Life Course Edition

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The Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's and Family Health is pleased to announce the publication of the Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2014: Life Course Edition. This new Data Book is the seventh in our series of reference books on the status of women's, infant's, and children's health in Alaska.  This edition follows the Life Course Theory, a population-focused framework that promotes optimal health and development over a lifetime and across generations, while advocating equity in health across communities and populations. Data in this issue comes from a variety of state and national sources; including the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), the Childhood Understanding Behaviors Survey (CUBS), the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).  


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Introduction: A letter to the Reader, How to Use This Book, Table of Contents
Theme 1: Maternal and Child Health Overview
Theme 2: Community Well-Being
Theme 3: Economic Experiences
Theme 4: Reproductive Life Experiences
Theme 5: Childhood Experiences
Theme 6: Family Well-Being
Theme 7: Mental Health
Theme 8: Early Life Services
Theme 9: Health Care Access and Quality
Appendices: Selected Data Source Descriptions, Glossary, Technical Notes, Works Cited

Print version of the Alaska Maternal and Child Health Data Book 2014 were made available in September 2014.  The following are corrections that have been made since the original print versions were distributed.

  • ​Theme 6/Illicit Drug and Marijuana Use/ Page 38: Bottom bar chart (Prenatal Marijuana Use by Maternal Age Group) and last 2 bullets should say 2004-2011, not 2009-2011. (11/24/2014)
  • Theme 4/Contraception / Page 22: Third bullet’s wording replaces the word “after” with “before”. (5/13/2016) 
  • Theme 4/Reproductive Life Experiences/Page 21: Last bullet changed from, “In Alaska, the repeat teen birth rate, a second live birth to teen mothers, was 16.5 per 1,000 women aged 15-19 years in 2012” to “In 2012, 16.8 percent of all births among those aged 15-19 years old were repeat births.”​ (10/2/2018)


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