KIDSNET, the child health information system under the Rhode Island Department of Health, collects data about all births in the state. This includes data about mothers, deliveries, and newborns.
In this report, you can compare the percent of preterm births (less than 37 completed weeks of gestation), low birthweight (<5 pounds, 8 ounces), births to teenagers (age 15-19), births to mothers with less than 12 years of education completed, and mothers with delayed or no prenatal care (after 3 months) by city or town. Select the indicator you are interested in to display it on the map. Use the time slider tool to change the year of the data in the map and the table.
All live births in the calendar year to mothers who live in Rhode Island are included (deceased infants excluded). Data are reported by the town the mother lived in at time of birth. The size of the denominator for each indicator may vary slightly based on the availability of information for that indicator.
Data are suppressed (represented by a value of -1 and shaded in gray) for cities and towns with 1-4 cases in the given category and for cities and towns with less than 100 births in a given year.