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Where You Live Matters: Maternity Care Access- Check Out Illinois and Other States

29 Jan 2024 4:36 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

Do you know these facts? March of Dimes report and Maternal & Child Health.

-In Illinois, 34.3 percent of counties are defined as maternity care deserts compared to 32.6 percent in the U.S. 
  • -4.6 percent of women had no birthing hospital within 30 minutes compared to 9.7 percent in the U.S. 

-Overall, women in Illinois have a low vulnerability to adverse outcomes due to the availability of reproductive healthcare services. 

-13.7 percent of birthing people received no or inadequate prenatal care, less than the U.S. rate of 14.8 percent. 

-Women with chronic health conditions have a 54 percent increased likelihood of preterm birth compared to women with none.

See full report here> Maternity-Care-Report-Illinois.March of Dimes.pdf

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