Alaska Native Maternal and Child Health: Trends and Data

Description: 

The health of Alaska Native mothers and children is crucial to the well-being of all Alaska Native people. This publication provides health information on the number of Alaska Native infants who are born, die, or who experience difficulties such as birth defects, low birth weight, and prematurity each year. This book also contains information about the parents of these infants. The characteristics of parents can be associated with the health of their infants. Additionally, this book provides information on the health care, risk factors, and protective factors impacting pregnant women. This information is crucial for the planning and provision of optimal preconception care, prenatal preventive care, and acute health care. Alaska Tribal Health System leaders and program planners can examine this information to develop ways to maximize the health of the infants. 99 p.

People: 
Alaska Native
Location Description: 

Alaska AK